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Launch of Service

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new equine referral service in the central Scotland area. Thistle Equine Referrals is a collaboration between MBM Veterinary Group (Ayrshire), Avondale Veterinary Group (Strathaven), The Equine Vet Clinic (Renfrewshire) and Forth Valley Vets (Stirling) offering second opinion and referral services for all vets and horse owners.

Introduction to John Marshall


We are excited to introduce John Marshall BVMS PhD DipACVS DipECVS MRCVS as our Equine Specialist. John joins us to lead our referral services and to support the work of the equine practices in the local area.

John graduated in 2003 from Glasgow University Vet School and is both an American and European Specialist in Equine Surgery.

"Thistle Equine Referrals is an exciting and novel collaboration between practices with the goal of providing advice and support to vets and horse owners across Scotland. I’m really pleased to have this opportunity to lead and develop our referral lameness and surgery services with the team."

Castration in Horses

Castration in Horses

Questions and answers on horse castration

Equinosis Lameness Locator

Equinosis Lameness Locator

Equinosis Q provides vets with an objective measurement of how the horse is moving. How does it work? What is it used for?