A Conversation about Vettings

In our latest podcast we catch up with Hugh Somerville to chat about vettings. We chat about the differences between 2 and 5 stage vettings, what happens during a vetting and what to do if things go wrong.

Liz Somerville and Hugh Somerville BVSc Cert AVP (ESO) (VDI) MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Surgery – Orthopaedics, answer everything you have ever wondered about equine vettings:

  • What does getting a horse vetted mean?
  • What happens in two and five stage vettings?
  • What are flexion tests?
  • Failed vettings
  • When are x-rays needed for a vetting?
  • Why are blood samples taken at vettings?


If you are looking at buying a horse in the area Loch Leven Equine Practice cover and would like to book a vetting contact our office – 01577 841010.