Avonvale is a progressive 100% equine veterinary practice based in Banbury, North Oxfordshire. Our ambulatory service covers from the West Midlands, East Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and into Buckinghamshire.
We offer comprehensive field services with a zone-visit scheme for routine work, in addition to a fully equipped clinic facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are committed to providing high quality ambulatory and in-patient care for all types of performance and leisure horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.
For our FREE zone visits, we cover the areas surrounding Coventry, Rugby, Northampton, Oxford, Aylesbury, across to Evesham and Cheltenham, up to Redditch, Birmingham, Stourbridge and across towards Tamworth.
Vaccinations, passports, microchipping and parasite control. Zone visit scheme
All routine and advanced procedures including sedation where necessary
Trot-up & menage, nerve & joint blocks, advanced imaging
Full 5-stage, limited 2-stage and insurance vettings
Poor performance, weight loss, ophthalmology, geriatric medicine
On-site analysis of blood, pre-breeding swabs & worm egg counts
Elective orthopaedic, emergency colic and standing procedures
STUD MEDICINE & AI
Stud team, BEVA registered AI Centre for chilled & frozen AI
All of our experienced equine vets provide ambulatory care to clients' horses in the field, offering you complete continuity of care.
Our ambulatory service covers a wide area extending from Birmingham in the north, to Oxford in the south, from Worcester in the west to Northampton in the east. Routine services are covered by our zone-visit scheme.
We have an equine vet available to provide advice and attend emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. They are supported by our clinic veterinary and nursing team.
We offer a full range of on-yard services, including healthchecks, routine and advanced veterinary dentistry and investigation of lameness or medical conditions.
Our up-to-date mobile diagnostic equipment enables us to perform x-rays, ultrasound and endoscopy at your premises.
Our zone visit scheme allows you to receive free visits for routine, non-emergency work on pre-determined days. We have divided our catchment area into 4 main zones with one of our vets visiting each zone once a week. In addition, clients within a central zone will be able to receive free visits 4 days of the week, Tuesday to Friday.
By booking your routine appointment a minimum of 2 full working days in advance, you will be able to save on the cost of mileage and will only be charged for the work done. To qualify for zone visits your account must be up to date and you must pay for the work done at the time of the visit. The scheme is very popular and zone visits can get booked up several weeks in advance so we would encourage you to plan ahead for your routine work. Contact reception to book your zone visit and find out more.
This scheme offers you real value for money whilst maintaining the high quality of service you expect from Avonvale.
We have a fully equipped clinic facility. This enables us to offer a complete range of out-patient, in-patient and emergency surgical procedures, advanced investigation and treatment. We are the only practice in our region that can perform emergency colic surgery.
We have hospitalisation for up to 10 horses, including critical care and isolation facilities. We have a fully equipped operating suite with two padded recovery boxes.
Our extensive diagnostic facilities include multiple ultrasound scanners, portable and in-clinic digital radiography (x-rays), video-endoscopy and video-gastroscopy ('scoping').
We are a BEVA registered AI centre. We offer chilled and frozen AI packages, and have individual turnout paddocks for mares and foals.
Our on-site laboratory enables us to offer rapid turnaround of blood samples, pre breeding swabs and worm egg counts.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
I use Avonvale for most of my clients horses. We have used them for kissing spine, hock arthritis, scoping, numerous lameness workups, colics, they are a brilliant team, especially Claire Sawyer who is a very talented lameness vet, always friendly and professional. Couldn't recommend the dedicated team enough.
- Tanya B
After using a local vet for years we changed to Avonvale and cannot recommend them enough. Twice we have had a horse with colic and the response time and treatment has been amazing. Cannot thank them enough, they are a fantastic team of vets and we wouldn't use anyone else now.
- Emma W
Our veterinary and nursing teams have a vast amount of equine expertise and enthusiasm and are always available for advice. We are a large enough team to provide fully comprehensive out-of-hours cover, but small enough to offer a personalised service tailored to the needs of our individual clients and their horses.
Naomi de Pennington
MA VetMB CertEM(IntMed)
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in
Equine Internal Medicine
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in
MA VetMB MSc
Max Hannan (Intern)
Oxfordshire, OX15 6DT
Tel: (01295) 670501
24hr for Emergencies
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes