The Barn Equine Surgery, a best-of-breed veterinary practice serving the Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire areas.

A fully-equipped hospital-style practice for routine and advanced equine care

Established in the 1950s, The Barn Equine Surgery in Three Legged Cross, Dorset has a long and well-established reputation for providing high-quality specialist, advanced, routine, and emergency equine care. Across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

Committed to providing the finest equine health care and support to your horse or pony, our highly-qualified and specialised equine vets combine a mobile visiting service with the added benefits of a state-of-the-art central facility where more complex medical and surgical diagnostics and procedures can be performed to care for your horse. This also means we can closely monitor such cases as inpatients requiring around-the-clock care.

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Client evening's will be back in 2024! Keep an eye on here and social media for upcoming events.

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Your local hospital-style equine veterinary care practice

Our state-of-the-art hospital-style equine veterinary practice in Dorset is fully equipped to provide equine care for most ailments or emergencies, and we can give you care in specialist areas including dentistry, vettings, wound and orthopaedic surgery, lameness investigation and treatment, as well as internal medicine including gastroscopy and colic surgery.

Our core aim is to provide you with overall quality care for your horse, and our driven, dedicated veterinary surgeons and nurses will do all they can to ensure that your beloved horse is as healthy as it can be. What’s more, we’re available for you 24 hours a day, all year round either at your premises, in the field, or as a patient at our clinic in Three Legged Cross.

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“We aim to provide a friendly and efficient approach

to a thoroughly modern equine veterinary service”.


Save up to £35 with our mobile Zoned Visting Scheme for non-emergent or minor ailment care for your horses and ponies. When are we in your area? 

Unfortunately, our Zone Visits have been suspended for the remainder of this year due to the pandemic. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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We have written numerous information sheets for our clients and we often refer to these ourselves so they are a great resource for topics that may concern you and your horses health. They are available for download or viewing here.

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We run regular evenings at local venues around our practice area. Client evenings are usually held during the Winter months and are an opportunity for clients to come and listen to us and visting speakers presenting short talks on topical issues.

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For fast, easy and affordable access to our practitioners and services, register your details online.

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We provide 24 hour emergency cover for all our clients via a rapid response pager service.
All emergency calls are answered by a real person, not a recorded message and our policy is to reply to all emergency calls within 10 minutes.

Out of hours emergency call 01202 823512


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