Welcome to Celtic Equine Vets


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

Alan, Emma and Chloe 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, Jenny Woodhouse, Charlie Chatfield and Laura Russell our office 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, Emma and Chloe 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. Emma has completed an equine internship at Donnington Grove Equine Hospital and has a particular passion for lameness. Chloe has a particularly interested in internal medicine, emergency medicine and equine nutrition.