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Supporting vets in practice

The BHS has a range of campaigns, schemes and resources available to vets to help support and advise those involved with horses and positively enhance their care

  • Last reviewed: 29th November 2023
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We’re here to help all vets working in the equine field by providing educational and practical support. Our website contains lots of helpful information and advice on horse care and welfare, covering a wide range of topics from care and nutrition, diseases and health conditions to behaviour and enrichment. We also run campaigns and provide proactive support through various events which vets can get involved with and signpost their clients to for additional advice and support.

If you would like your practice to become a Vet REACT Colic Champion this information can be found on our Vet REACT Colic Champions page.

Proactive work

As part of our vision to promote positive management and care for all equines, we regularly visit yards or host events which vets can support and get involved with:

  • Healthcare and education clinics – get hands-on experience and gain CPD when volunteering your time at our clinics. To sign up and make a difference, visit the BEVA Trust.
  • Horse health days – We want to tackle the issue of equine obesity and offer tailored advice and support to owners. If you visit a yard regularly that could benefit from routine visits with our weighbridge, encourage them to sign up for a horse health day.

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Friends at the End

Friends at the End is a BHS initiative created to make sure that no one has to face the loss of an equine companion alone. We offer free, confidential support to horse owners, carers, sharers, and loaners before, during and after the death or loss of a horse. We have free leaflets and business cards available to vets to promote our support scheme to your clients. We can help support you and the horse owner throughout the entire end-of-life process.

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Supporting vets of the future

In partnership with the University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine, the BHS Stewart Hastie Veterinary Student Champion scheme aims to create a link between veterinary students, horse owners and the work of the BHS. If your university is interested in joining the scheme, the Horse Care & Welfare team would be delighted to hear from you.

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Get in touch –we’re here to help

The Horse Care and Welfare Team are here to help and can offer you further advice with any questions you may have. Contact us on 02476 840517* or email – You can also get in touch with us via our social media channels. 

Opening times are 8:35 am - 5 pm from Monday – Thursday and 8:35 am - 3 pm on Friday. 
*Calls may be recorded for monitoring purposes.