March 9, 2022

Latest Newsletter: March

welcome to abbey equine

Abbey Equine Clinic is located just outside the idyllic town of Abergavenny “The Gateway to Wales”. We are ideally located to provide high-quality veterinary cover across the valleys and Monmouthshire.

We provide 24hr 365 day personalised service for both home visits and at our state of the art, purpose built clinic. All our vets are experienced equine only clinicians, we are a small permanent team dedicated to providing the best care for your horse/pony/donkey.

If you think this sounds like the level of service that your horse deserves then register now online or give us call and come and visit the clinic for a tour of the facilities.

Equine Health plans

Practice News 

It’s been a tough few years for everyone, we would like to say a big thank you for all of your patience and support during the difficult times, it made our vets days a little bit easier. 

Let’s kick on into 2022 

I’m sure you are aware Carys and Sam have recently become shareholders and directors at Abbey Equine Clinic alongside Emma and Ben. We remain one of the few independently owned veterinary practices in South Wales and it’s wonderful to know that the future of the practice is in such capable, caring hands. 

We have also welcomed two new vets, Amber Whitmarsh and Anna Wilkinson who I’m sure are familiar faces to you now. Many of you will know Anna from her previous years working with us – I think she missed us! 

Michelle Siggers has joined us part time, she is a fully qualified RVN and is getting stuck in with all aspects of equine nursing duties. 

Sweet itch Time 

Oh no! Its that time of year again, “Its not really warm enough” we hear you say but EH! Its never to early prepare. Earlier intervention and prevention is the most effective treatment. We can offer a number of different treatments to alleviate the problems with this irritating condition. 

What is it: Sweet itch is a common skin disease caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva from the midge bite 

Typical signs: Loss of mane & tail hair, mild to severe itching, sore, open and broken skin. 

Prevention: Move horses to an area away from water courses, apply a good midge repellent, clean water troughs regularly, cover your horse using a fly rug, carry out medicated treatment regularly. 

Your vet is your best resource with regards to a treatment plan for your horse, we are here to help! 

Foal Milk 

We are pleased to announce we will be held on the list for Emergency supplies of foal milk for 2022, we always have a supply of both foal milk and foal colostrum. Quantities of both can be ordered through our head nurse Karen and will be available at both Abergavenny & Chepstow. 

Stud Medicine 

Did you know….. our stud vets have a combined expertise of over 50 years! 

As the stud season is approaching it may be time to think about preparing to get your mare in foal and also to welcome any new anticipated arrivals! 

For more information regarding our stud services please contact our Abergavenny or Chepstow office and we will be more than happy to help! 


Can you believe it’s been nearly a year since we have opened our satellite branch in St Arvans, Chepstow in partnership with Ride and Stride tack shop making collections and visits for our clients much easier in this area. Its been a great success and we have thoroughly enjoyed meeting our new and long established clients. 

To celebrate our 1 year anniversary we will be launching a competition in partnership with Ride & Stride, keep an eye on our fb page Abbey Equine Chepstow for all the details. Our direct Chepstow number is 01291 444877 or email for more information. 

*New monthly competition – Vet with your pet*

Send in a photograph of one of our vets with your pet. The chosen winner will receive £10 credit on their account and feature on our social media pages 

Staff news 

Congratulations to our RVN Emily Dibble & Rhys Crimmins who got married on the 5th March. We wish you the very best of happiness as you start a new journey. 

Joke Corner 

What kind of bread does a horse eat? Thoroughbred 

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If you have any veterinary or administrative enquiries you can phone on 01873 840069 during business hours (Mon-Fri 9.00am – 5.30pm) or alternatively complete the form below and submit your enquiry. One of our veterinary, nursing or administrative staff will be pleased to respond to you by phone or email as soon as possible during office hours.

24hr Emergency No: 01873 840 069

Abbey Equine Clinic

Llansabbath Barns, Llanellen, Abergavenny, Gwent NP7 9BY
T: 01873 840 069

Abbey Equine Chepstow
Ride and Stride, St Arvans, Chepstow. NP16 6DN
T: 01291 444877

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
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