Vets South Wales- for vetting?

Jayzee

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone could help with vets in South Wales along the M4. I am hopefully having a mare vetted next week, the seller has suggested B&W, Cotts equine and Dyffryn Tywi equine clinic. I am looking for a very thorough vet especially with regards to lameness, I would also want X-rays.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
 

gryff

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Lisa at Dyffryn Tywi seems to be very good at spotting subtle lameness. I'm not sure how far east Dyffryn will travel though. Holly at Cotts is brilliant.
 

HelenBack

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Whereabouts in South Wales is it because B&W are based more to the east and Dyffryn Tywi more to the west. Cotts are kind of in the middle!
 

Annagain

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David Agnew at Rockfield vets is also excellent, especially with lameness, as is Allen Brown but I think Allen is only doing vettings for regular customers now (as he's supposed to be semi-retired but still working lots!)

B&W have just expanded further West - they've merged with / taken over two practices in Carmarthen to form South Wales Equine Vets (I had a letter from them this morning announcing it) so they'd probably have the coverage no matter where you are. Duncan at B&W is very good and lovely with it.
 

Equine_Dream

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Allen is very good from what I hear. I'm registered with BW but many at my yard use Cotts. Both are good.

David Agnew was a previous partner at BW but left to open his own practice. I've heard very good things about him to.
 

Annagain

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Allen is very good from what I hear. I'm registered with BW but many at my yard use Cotts. Both are good.

David Agnew was a previous partner at BW but left to open his own practice. I've heard very good things about him to.
Yes, I use B&W as back up when Allen is unavailable, as he's a one man band. I would always ask for David if it wasn't an emergency when he was there. I considered using David as the back up when he moved but I was worried I'd be in the same boat if David wasn't available either.
 

holeymoley

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David Agnew at Rockfield vets is also excellent, especially with lameness, as is Allen Brown but I think Allen is only doing vettings for regular customers now (as he's supposed to be semi-retired but still working lots!)

B&W have just expanded further West - they've merged with / taken over two practices in Carmarthen to form South Wales Equine Vets (I had a letter from them this morning announcing it) so they'd probably have the coverage no matter where you are. Duncan at B&W is very good and lovely with it.
Completely random but Duncan was my vet when he was up in Scotland. I really rate him. I was so annoyed/saddened to hear he was moving down to Wales! :(
 
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