Vettings (PPE’s)

Pre-Purchase Examinations (PPE’s) or vettings are made up of either a 2 stage or 5 stage inspection on behalf of a prospective purchaser. As a practice, we recommend that a blood sample (in case of dispute after purchase the sample can be analysed for medication) is taken at the time of the examination and sent for storage even if you have opted for a standard 2 stage examination.

We are able to carry out PPE’s either at our hospital where we have the facilities for the ridden part of a 5 stage examination or at clients’ yards (we are happy to travel overseas to examine horses for purchase). Some insurance companies request a full set of x-rays, ultrasound and endoscopic examination which we are happy to perform.

If you would like to arrange a PPE please contact reception on 01903 883050 or email