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Vetting Request

Please read this form carefully and complete the information required in the appropriate areas. We will then contact you to arrange your pre-purchase examination as soon as possible.

Please note that in some circumstances it may not be appropriate for us to examine a certain horse, e.g., we may have vetted the horse previously or their may be a conflict of interest. We cannot always disclose why we cannot perform the examination. We will let you know as soon as practically possible if we are unable to perform your prepurchase examination.

If you are requesting a limited prepurchase examination (2 stage examination), we will need you to read and sign a form to confirm that you understand the limitations of this examination. We will send you that form. It can be handed to the vet at the examination.

Please note that measurement is not part of the examination and if exact height is required, a Joint Measurement Certificate must be requested.

Our examination fees are as follows:
5 stage prepurchase examination: £350.00 incl. VAT
2 stage prepurchase examination: £290.00 incl.VAT

Visit fees and any additional tests are not included in this price but are available upon request.
All vettings (including visit) to be paid for in advance.

Please note that the following facilities are required at the place of the examination:

  1. Dark box (a box that can be made totally dark)
  2. Hard level trot up area
  3. Enclosed, covered, dry area for examination
  4. Hard level trot up (approximately 25 metres long)
  5. Cantering area (for 5 stage examination)
  6. Capable rider (for 5 stage examination)
  7. A handler who is aware of the horse’s history and has sufficient knowledge to answer questions about its past medical history

The horse must also have been stabled for two hours prior to the examination.

The Examination

What sort of examination is requested?

Purchaser Details

Is the prospective purchaser already a client of Penmellyn Equine Vets?

Vendor Details

Is the vendor already a client of Penmellyn Equine Vets?

Horse Details


Will the horse be insured for mortality?

Will the horse be insured for loss of use?

Will the horse be insured for veterinary fees?

Has the new rider tried out the horse?

If not, will they be trying out the horse?

Has the horse been vetted by Penmellyn Equine Vets in the past?

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Practice information

Penmellyn Equine Vets

  • Mon
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat
    Emergencies only
  • Sun
    Emergencies only

Find us here:

Station Road St Columb Major Cornwall TR9 6BX
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