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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.

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.


What Type of Vetting?*

Buyer Details

Do you Intend to Attend the Vetting?*

Seller Details

Is the Seller a client of our practice?*

Agent Details

Is the Horse being sold through an agent?*

Additional Services

Do you require a blood sample to be taken?*

Are X-Rays Required?*

If yes, please discuss your requirements with our team when booking is being arranged

Horse details

Is the horse a*

Currently Passported*

Vetting Requirements

Is Horse Well Shod?*

Is a Dark Stable Available for Eye Exam?*

Is There a Hard Flat Surface Available for Trot Up?*

Is There a Hard Flat Surface Available for Lunging*

Is Someone Available to Lunge and Ride the Horse?

Is There a Suitable Surface Available for the Horse to be Ridden?

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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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