Who we are

North West Equine vets was established in 2015, when neighbouring equine practices Dalehead and Westmorland joined forces to offer a wider range of services. In 2018 we teamed up with Aldington Equine Vets to further increase the wealth of expertise and facilities offered to our clients.

North West Equine Vets is proud to be INDEPENDENTLY owned by our directors Jane King, Paul Smith, Catherine Speakman and Richard Knight, all of whom are practicing equine vets at NWEV. This means that the care and the welfare of your horse is our number one priority, we do not answer to anyone else. We value the freedom to make individual choices whilst benefiting from collaboration within a larger group of like-minded independent practices within the XL Vets group. We share ideas, experience and knowledge in order to achieve the highest standards of equine veterinary care and welfare. There is no financial or strategic incentive.

We can re-assure you that despite many practices moving to the corporate market, we fully intend to remain an independently owned business. We have clinical freedom and report to only one boss, THE HORSE STOOD IN FRONT OF US.


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Where we are

We are based at our purpose-built equine clinics at Rathmell, Lupton and Great Harwood.

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What we do

Our aim is to provide exceptional equine care without compromising the personal attention that comes with a small, independent approachable practice.