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Pre-Purchase Veterinary

pre-purchase veterinary inspectionMany buyers ask for an equine pre-purchase veterinary inspection when buying a horse or pony. This can identify any pre-existing problems which may hinder a horse’s future performance, helping to reduce buyer risk. The Irish Horse Gateway has compiled a list of veterinary practices with equine experience who can assist buyers with pre-purchase veterinary inspections.

List of Veterinary Practices

The list below are the veterinary practices with the equipment and expertise necessary to complete clinical, x-ray and scoping assessments of horses for studbook and sales purposes.

Vet Address County Phone
Alf Martin Auburn Equine Clinic, 8 Scroggy Lane, Glenavey Co. Antrim +44 28 94453621
Ian Moore MRCVS Lagan Valley Vets LTD, 41 Main Street, Moira Co. Armagh
Gillian Maddock Clinic na gCapall, Regent Street, Bagenalstown Co. Carlow +353 59-9722677
Sean O’Sullivan Corrin Veterinary Centre, Corrin, Fermoy Co. Cork +353 25-32766
John Hyde Tower Equine Hospital, Caherlag, Glanmire Co. Cork +353 21-4353358
Rhona Mac Kenzie Dromore Beg Vets, Raphoe Co. Donegal +353 74-9173899
David Turley Kingsfield Equine Veterinary Services,39 Vianstown Road, Downpatrick Co. Down +44 7851262275
Hugh Suffern Tullyraine House, 20 Drumneath Road, Banbridge Co. Down +44 28 40624566
Jürgen Bodamer West Coast Equine, Old Church Street, Athenry Co. Galway +353 86-1040658
Ned O’Flynn Rinnwood House, Oranmore Co. Galway +353 91-794836
Danny Holmes Holmes Veterinary St.Anthony’s VH, CahersleeTralee Co. Kerry +353 66-7910908
Marcus Swail and JP King EquiVET Ireland Feighcullen,Rathangan Co Kildare +353 86-0428414
Tom Austin Anglesea Lodge Equine Hospital, Anglesea Lodge, The Curragh Co. Kildare +353 45-521373
Heinrich Zeig Somerton Equine Hospital, Friarstown Co. Kildare +353 45-521757
Ernan O’Donnell Sycamore Lodge Equine Clinic, Waterford Lodge, Curragh Co. Kildare +353 45-441562
Hugh Dillon Troytown Grey Abbey, Green Rd. Co. Kildare +353 45-521686
Tim Brennan Millhouse, Uppergrange, Gowran Co. Kilkenny +353 56-7726088
Edwina Farrell Clontubrid, Freshford Co. Kilkenny +353 87-2446362
Oscar Mazzarello Grange Equine Clinic, Cuffesgrange Co. Kilkenny +353 86-2650770
John Noonan Gortnagrour, Adare Co Limerick +353 61-396775, 353 +87-2594057
Liam Flynn Ballybrown Equine Clinic, Ballybrown, Clarina Co Limerick +353 61-353296
Donncha Houlihan Dundalk Equine Vet Clinic, Dundalk Racecourse Co. Louth +353 86-7719777
Liam Sharpe Lisadell Equine Hospital, Follistown, Navan Co. Meath +353 46-9059040
Katy Murphy Kilcock Veterinary Hospital, Summerhill Road, Kilcock Co. Meath +353 86-2522665
Con Kennedy Ratoath Veterinary Clinic, Ratoath Co. Meath +353 1-8256213
Mr C Cronin, Mc Kenna McDonald and Finlay Tullyherim Co. Monaghan +353 47-81134,
+353 86-8195648
Jim Tempany Tireragh Veterinary Clinic, Dromore West Co. Sligo +353 96-47455
Will Lalor W.Lalor Equine Sports Medicine, Annsfort, Lisronagh, Clonmel Co. Tipperary +353 87-9959118
Pat Meagher Kedrah House Stud, Cahir Co. Tipperary +353 52-7441790
Shane Ryan Kilcash Equine Clinic, Kilcash, Clonmel Co. Tipperary +353 87-8255705
John Halley O’Byrne & Halley, Fethard Equine Hospital, Fethard Co. Tipperary +353 52-6130795
Walter Connors Springmount, Dungarvan Co. Waterford +353 58-42026
J E Browne Borovalley Veterinary Clinic, Ballybrennan, Clonroche Co. Wexford +353 5392-47849
John O’Doherty Lisnagh, Carnew Rd, Gorey Co. Wexford +353 53-9421724
Michael Patrick Keane Michael Patrick Keane Veterinary Practice, Barraderry, Kiltegan Co. Wicklow +353 87-8188441
Sue O’Doherty Horse Happy Veterinary Service,
Oceanview, Ardinary, Brittas Bay
Co. Wicklow +353 86-0257744

If you would like to have your practice added to the list of veterinary practices above please email

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