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Rufford Vets


Here at Rufford Veterinary Group we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care at an affordable cost for every type of horse, pony or donkey.

Our team have a wealth of experience and value close relationships with our clients, striving to communicate, continually involving them in all decisions whilst providing a friendly and reliable service.

We provide a full range of equine services as part of a first opinion, ambulatory practice with our own on call service to the professional and recreational horse owner.

Our services include:

  • Health Checks
  • Vaccinations
  • Passport and Microchipping
  • Pre-Purchase Examinations
  • Insurance Examinations
  • All Aspects of Dental Care
  • In House Worm Egg Counts and Worming Advice
  • In House Laboratory
  • Portable Digital Radiography
  • Portable Ultrasonography
  • Portable Endoscopy
  • Telemetric ECG
  • A.I. and Pregnancy Scans
  • Castration and other surgical procedures
  • Emergency Out Of Hours Service
  • Hospitalisation and Intensive Care Facilities
  • Gastroscopy
  • Laser Surgery (on request)
  • Shock Wave (on request)

Over the past 15 years we have developed a bespoke clinic to meet your needs and assist us in providing a great service for you and your horse. We are Situated in the village of Holmeswood easily accessed from the A59 in Rufford. We are very easy to find with ample parking and turning for horseboxes and trailers.

Opening Hours

  • Opening Hours

    Rufford Surgery

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 - 19:00

    Sat: 8:00 - 13:00

    Sun: 9:00 - 13:00


  • Opening Hours

    Southport Surgery

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 - 19:00

    Sat: 8:00 - 13:00

    Sun: Closed



  • Opening Hours

    Tarleton Surgery

    Mon-Fri: 8:30 - 17:30

    Sat: Closed

    Sun: Closed



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  • In-house Laboratory

    In-house Laboratory

    Blood haematology, biochemistry, electrolytes and microscopy with heated stage for semen evaluation, cytology and worm egg counts. 

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  • Lameness Examinations

    Lameness Examinations

    We have designated areas for trot up, hard lunge and 20m x 40m rubber and sand surfaced ménage for lunging and ridden exercise. This allows us to perform a thorough dynamic orthopaedic examination for diagnostic purposes.

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  • Office


    A warm and inviting room for us to discuss your horse and view diagnostic images such as radiographs or scans on high definition monitor screens… with a cup of coffee.

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  • Stabling


    We have stables of varying sizes for horse’s requirement  with deep shavings beds and easy clean hygienic surfaces.

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  • Stocks


    Under cover area to assist in safely performing reproductive examination, AI, dental procedures, colic examination and endoscopy.

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Rufford Veterinary Group Limited is a trading name of Independent Vetcare Ltd
Company Number: 07746795 | VAT No: 115 1416 58 | Registered Office: The Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2AU | Tel: 01225 481 520