Helping our clients’ horses live long, happy and healthy lives. 

***Central Equine Vets are now offering a 'Virtual Consultation' service***

This means you can have a video consultation with one of our vets during the current Covid-19 restrictions.  We are currently able to prescribe for non-emergencies over our virtual platform.

- Download the App "The VVG"

- Enter our practice Code 8334

Take a look at our YouTube video for more information on how to upload the App.



As @ 11th May 2020:

It has been an extremely challenging few weeks for so many and we would firstly like to thank you, our clients, for your patience and understanding towards our revised and required working practices during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Every week, the UK veterinary professionals receive continued guidance from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the British Veterinary Association and for equine vets, the British Equine Veterinary Association. This guidance is in response to the ongoing Government guidelines for working restrictions and this is what dictates our working practises during this time. Our vets (and all vets throughout the UK) have been continuing to do their very best to maintain the welfare of farm animals, pets and wildlife since Lockdown began and we thank you all for being so understanding and for helping to keep our vets (and their families) safe by adhering to social distancing requirements when we have had to attend an emergency or urgent call-out.

Further to the most recent guidelines, we would like to advise on the following procedures:


We will now be completing ALL vaccination boosters (both flu and tetanus).

From 1st June 2020: We will conduct first vaccination re-starts for anyone who has missed their annual flu booster. For all flu vaccination re-starts, we will be working alongside the drug companies to offer a vaccination amnesty. This will allow for you to receive your second vaccination free of charge during the month of July (visit charges still apply) to assist with getting your horses' flu vaccinations up to date.

We are maintaining social distancing throughout all appointments and ask that the following guidelines are met:

- If we are visiting the yard to vaccinate multiple horses, please ensure only 1 person is appointed to handle all the horses.
- Please ensure that horses are tied up for the vet, preferably outside, ensuring that you remain at least 2 metres away from the vet at all times.
- To minimise visits to yards, please co-ordinate with other liveries at your yard.

**Be organised - Communicate - Book in.**


Routine dentistry is currently being postponed unless your horse is exhibiting issues that are preventing them from eating OR it has been diagnosed with a previous problem that may cause issues or develops any swelling or concerns.

For all other services, please contact the practice and our vets will be able to advise; we are looking at these on a case-by-case basis. Don't forget that we are able to provide telephone and video consultations via the app 'The VVG' - take a look at our video pinned to the top of our Facebook page for instructions on how to download and set this up.

We will provide further updates to our services here on our Facebook page as and when these become available.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding and we wish you and your families well in these difficult times.


As @ 24th March 2020:

Further to the most recent Government restrictions, Central Equine Vets will now be carrying out only Urgent and Emergency visits for equines.

We are awaiting recommendations from the BVA (British Veterinary Association) and RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) regarding vaccinations and will update once we have this. We will no longer be carrying out Booster vaccinations, unless there is a clinical requirement and this will be assessed by the vet.

All cases will be triaged first via telephone with the vets and where possible, a tele-consultation will take place.

We ask that when vets attend your equine, owners/handlers respect the following protocol:

- the owner/handler remains a minimum of 2 metres away from the vet at all times.

- the equine is tied-up outside.

Please cancel your appointment or arrange for someone else to handle your horse if:

- you as the horse owner or handler have a temperature or a new and continuous cough.

- you are currently self-isolating because you are showing symptoms related to Coronavirus.

- you have been in contact with anyone with suspected symptoms in the last 14 days.

We appreciate that many of you will have questions and we will be working very hard to answer all of these for you.

Please be assured that we will be doing our very best at all times to consider the safety of our team, you, our clients and your equines during these challenging times.

Stay safe, everyone, look after yourselves and each other (from a distance!) and we will get through this.

The Central Equine Vets Team


Central Equine Veterinary Services Ltd is a first opinion, ambulatory (mobile) equine veterinary practice based in Edinburgh. The clinic provides a high quality service to horse, pony and donkey owners in the Edinburgh, Mid, West and East Lothian, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Clackmannanshire regions of central Scotland.

At Central Equine Vets we take pride in our dedication to the highest standards in equine veterinary practice. We offer a complete equine veterinary service using veterinary medical technology which cannot be matched by any other private practice within the area.

Malcolm Corsar BVM&S Cert. AVP (EP) MRCVS, Matthew Hanks BVSc MRCVS and Holly Marshall BVM&S CertAVP(EM) MRCVS have over 40 years of combined experience in equine practice, 17 of which have been spent by Malcolm and Matthew working at the world-renowned University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS). During this time, both have become client-recognised equine practitioners, with excellent reputations within eastern central Scotland and the surrounding area.  Holly Marshall joined the practice in 2019, adding her excellent equine veterinary expertise to the team.

The goal of Central Equine Vets is to help our clients’ horses to live long, happy and healthy lives. We believe that a key element to a healthy horse is a great client relationship with an experienced equine veterinary surgeon. Malcolm, Matthew and Holly are committed to a professional, caring, personalised service.

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