Equine services

Keep your horse happy and healthy with Blythman and Partners, experienced veterinarians in the region for over a century.

Find out more about our equine services and promotions below.


Blythman and Partners have provided the highest standard of care for horses across Tyne and Wear for over a hundred years.

Our experienced and dedicated veterinary surgeons are available around the clock. Equine visits can be arranged through our Gosforth surgery at a mutually convenient time between morning and afternoon surgery hours.

Our equine services include the following:

    • Vaccinations
    • Microchipping and passports
    • Dentistry
    • 5-stage pre-purchase vettings
    • Geldings
    • Laboratory tests
    • Endoscopy
    • Pregnancy scanning
    • Lameness workups
    • Xrays and ultrasounds
    • 24-hour emergency call out service


Vetting’s are carried out by experienced equine veterinary surgeons, before buying a new horse to determine the suitability of the horse for their use. A Vetting is a detailed clinical examination to provide information of a horse’s faults that may affect that horse’s suitability to carry out a particular equestrian activity. This intended use must be carefully explained to the veterinary surgeon because this can fundamentally affect the interpretation of the findings.

There are two “standard” vettings available which can be distinguished by the different numbers of stages. There is either a 2-stage vetting or a 5-stage vetting.

Payment is required on or before the appointment.

For more information or to book an appointment please call 0191 2841711.


Please use the form below to calculate the dates of your horses’ next influenza vaccinations.

Second vaccinations are given 21 to 92 days after the initial vaccination, and the third is administered 150 – 215 days after the second.

Replies by email can take 72 hours and longer over weekends/holidays. For urgent enquiries please call our 24-hour branch on 0191 284 1711 to speak to one of our experienced members of staff.

Appointments and medication orders should be made by telephone by calling your respective branch. Find the number of your practice via our interactive map here.