Chess Valley Equine was established in 2010 and has recently expanded to become a three vet practice. Although the practice continues to grow, in terms of the services we offer, the team will stay compact, in order that we continue to provide a friendly, personal service to all of our clients. We know every horse we care for by name, and we plan to keep it that way!

Our regular clients include both professional and leisure riders, studs, livery and competition yards, and riding schools. We are well equipped with high-quality mobile digital diagnostic equipment, and keep ourselves up to date with the latest advances in equine veterinary medicine.

We  have long-term working relationships with a number of referral vets and hospitals, including Newmarket Equine Hospital, The Animal Health Trust and The Royal Veterinary College, where most of our surgical cases are referred. We also work with a number of well-respected equine para-professionals, including remedial farriers, ACPAT physiotherapists and Equine Dental Technicians.

We are predominantly an ambulatory equine veterinary practice, looking after horses, ponies and donkeys in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Oxfordshire. We also provide day-patient services at our Buckinghamshire base. We are happy to travel further afield to carry out pre-purchase examinations and other ad-hoc equine veterinary services, including official duties at competitions.

We are accredited under the Practice Standards Scheme, by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This is a voluntary initiative, requiring us to undergo an inspection every 4 years, which recognises the exceptional standards of care we offer to both horse and owner.

If you would like to know more about us, or would like to register with the practice, please contact us at the office or directly on our mobile phones. We also have a regularly updated Facebook page, and would be delighted if you would join us there to keep up to date with all the latest goings-on.

The Team

Chess Valley Equine is a dedicated team of equine vets, who provide exceptional standards of equine veterinary care to patients in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Practice owner Olwen Lloyd started the practice in 2009, and is supported by vet Chloe Casalis De Pury and practice manager Katie Daines, who also dons a nurses hat to assist with clinical procedures where required.

Genuine care for our clients (both two and four legged) is at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud of the long-standing relationships that we have developed with clients throughout the Home Counties, and further afield. Our small team has a broad range of skills, enabling us to offer an extensive range of veterinary services, including some specialist services, such as veterinary chiropractic, acupuncture and reproduction. We continually strive to develop new skills, and to extend the services that we offer

Our Services

In addition to round-the-clock routine and emergency care services, we are always at the end of the phone to provide our clients with the most valuable veterinary service of all – our wealth of experience. No problem is too large or too small, and we will always make time to discuss any concerns you may have about your horses health, management and welfare. Please call the practice on 01494 259833


Spring Worming

Recent freezing temperatures, and heavy frosts should have done the job of killing off any dormant parasites on your paddocks, so if you haven’t already done your spring worming, now is the time. If you dosed your horse with Pramox in Autumn, an Equest wormer now will address any issues with encysted small redworm – …