24/7 Emergency: 01409 255549 or 01822 613838

Penbode Equine, formerly known as Penhale Equine Clinic, is a modern and progressive equine only veterinary practice working throughout Devon and Cornwall and is one of the most experienced and established veterinary practices in the UK.


At Penbode we have evolved a COVID-19 protocol over the last six months to keep you, your family and our vets safe. We will carry this protocol into the lockdown period which starts today Tuesday 5 January.

As recommended by the British Equine Veterinary Association we will CONTINUE TO DO ROUTINE WORK (including vaccinations and dental treatment) PROVIDED we can ensure strict Covid-19 safeguards are met.

These include: 
-social distancing from other people when we are with your horse. In certain cases, this may require the horse to be sedated 
- ensuring that nobody who is self-isolating is present anywhere near us or the horse 
- ensuring that all personnel who are in the presence of the horse are wearing masks 

Once again, we respectfully request that you let us know if anyone in your family or on your yard is self-isolating or has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 10 days and as a reminder please could you:
- Enable the vet to enter the premises with as little touching as possible (ie open the gates if feasible)
- Observe social distancing guidelines
- Wear a facemask or face covering (and gloves)
- Have your horse passport ready for vaccination and microchip visits


Tel: Holsworthy: 01409 255549 / Lamerton: 01822 613838 /Okehampton: 01837 506070


Care you can rely on

Penbode Equine ensure continuity of care with the same specialised equine vet being responsible for your horse from beginning to conclusion. We provide a high standard of care for all equidae across Devon and Cornwall, and the most western counties of England. Our experienced equine vets and receptionists have all owned and ridden horses and understand your needs.

Service you can rely on

Penbode Equine know how precious your time is and will always try to keep our appointment times. Penbode Equine provides a 24 hour emergency service, 365 days a year. We provide an ambulatory service 'stable side', with the backup of our own fully equipped purpose built equine clinic. This includes surgical and stabling facilities, a lameness diagnostic centre and a British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) approved artificial insemination (AI) centre.

Specialised equine vets you can rely on

Penbode Equine vets are entirely dedicated to the care of horses. We take pride in ensuring we have the latest knowledge and equipment on offer to you and your horse. All vets have passed or are continuing to work towards post graduate qualifications. We offer particular expertise in stud medicine, lameness and back problems, dentistry, performance horse medicine, pre-purchase examinations (vettings) and ophthalmology (eye examinations). We work closely with some of the UK's leading equine veterinary consultants who regularly attend the practice to perform advanced procedures.

Local expertise you can rely on

Penbode Equine vets are some of the most experienced vets in the South West. Our motivated team of equine only vets know the local area and local conditions, ensuring we provide the best advice for you and your horse.

Pre-purchase examinations (Vettings) you can rely on

Penbode Equine perform pre-purchase examinations (vettings) on all types of horses throughout the South West. All examinations are conducted by our experienced equine vets according to British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) guidelines. A detailed written report is always given. Portable digital radiography (X-ray), ultrasonography and endoscopy can be performed 'stable side' if required.

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Horse vets serving Holsworthy, Okehampton, Tavistock, Launceston, Bude / Stratton, Camelford / Bodmin and Bradworthy
British Equestrian Federation ABVA The Pony Club FEI Duchy College Holsworthy Riding Club Safer Horse Rescues RCVS Equine