Welcome to Celtic Equine Vets


We are an ambulatory practice with four equine only vets covering West Hampshire, South Wilshire and East Dorset.

Alan, Chloe, Lauren and Eli cover a 25 mile radius from our base in Minstead near Cadnam in The New Forest

Celtic Equine Vets was founded by Alan Hough with the aim of providing experienced equine vets offering a professional, reliable, personal and cost effective service. Our friendly office team of Sophie Budd, Charlie Chatfield, Ellen Smith and Laura Russell our practice manager, are on hand to answer your call. We will always do our best to return calls for advice on the same day, and to fit in appointments to your convenience.

We aim to provide the highest standard of routine and emergency care at your premises for all types of horses and ponies from professional athletes to happy hacks.

All our equipment is portable – digital radiography, ultrasound, video endoscopy and gastroscope. X-rays, scans, endoscopy and gastroscopy can be carried out at your yard. Most of the equipment is battery powered which allows us to work at premises and fields without mains electric

Alan, Chloe, Lauren and Eli are all experienced in all aspects of equine practice with their own particular interests. Alan holds a post graduate qualification in Equine Practice and has a particularly strong interest in equine dentistry and equine reproduction. Chloe has a particularly interested in internal medicine, emergency medicine and equine nutrition. Lauren has completed an equine internship at Donnington Grove Equine Hospital and has a particular interest in equine lameness. Eli heads up our advanced lameness service and also has a post graduate qualification in equine internal medicine.