We recommend that all clients have a pre-purchase examination (vetting) before purchasing a horse. The purpose of this examination is to identify any issues of a veterinary nature that could affect the suitability for its intended use.
A pre-purchase examination takes place on behalf of the purchaser and is tailored to the suitability for that individual. Based on the clinical findings the veterinary surgeon will then give an opinion on the suitability for use.
The pre-purchase examination is an assessment of the horse at the time of examination to help inform the potential purchaser’s decision whether or not to continue with their purchase. It is not a guarantee for future soundness. The examination is always carried out on behalf of the purchaser. If the vendor is a client of ours we are able to perform the examination as long as the client gives consent for us to disclose veterinary history.