NEH is a world renowned specialist veterinary centre providing first opinion and referral services for horses throughout the UK and internationally.
NEH Equine Practice offers a high quality and personalised first opinion service to owners, trainers and breeders. As well as having a well established association with the racing and breeding industries in and around Newmarket, within the team we have vets with extensive experience focusing on other disciplines, including sport, leisure and endurance horses.
NEH Referrals is an outstanding resource for veterinary surgeons wishing to refer cases that require specialist expertise or facilities. Our referral service covers a range of disciplines, led by RCVS and European recognised Veterinary Specialists with a wealth of clinical experience.find out more
The European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) is a specialty college, recognised by the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation. Obtaining ECVS Diplomate status is recognised throughout Europe as the required standard to be a practicing Equine Surgeon.
In order to become a Diplomate, veterinary surgeons must undergo a rigorous training programme, supervised by recognised veterinary specialists e.g. other Diplomates or Professors of Surgery at a number of Universities. This typically takes between 3-4 years. During the training program residents need to fulfill stringent requirements, which include case logs, training, research, presentations, and publications. Only once all of the program requirements have been met and approved can the resident sit the qualifying (Diploma) examination.
Veterinary surgeons who have passed the Diploma examination become recognised as specialists in equine surgery. To maintain this status requires the Diplomate to be active in the field of surgery, and documented by case logs, research activity and ongoing presentations / publications etc.. Diplomates are required to re-accreditate every 5 years.
At NEH there is round the clock availability of veterinary surgeons holding the ECVS Diploma, with a total of 5 members of the referrals team holding the qualification.
Some owners may like to stay in the vicinity whilst their horse is being treated in the hospital. Here are just a few suggestions for the more interesting sites to visit, a range of accommodation options and places to eat.
Newmarket is a small Suffolk market town two miles from NEH. There is some good shopping along the High Street but perhaps more importantly the town is known as the headquarters of horse racing in the UK.
Some of the best flat racing in the world takes place here between April to October on ‘The Rowley Mile’ and ‘July’ courses. There are evening meetings with entertainment during the summer months.
The National Stud is the showcase for British Thoroughbred breeding. It comprises over 500 acres of prime pastureland on the edge of Newmarket with accommodation for eight stallions and up to 200 mares in nine separate yards. Tours of the Stud take place daily from Wednesday 1st March to Saturday 30th September inclusive and on Newmarket race days in October. There is also an excellent coffee shop on site, providing hot meals as well as freshly baked cakes.
Situated in the town itself, the museum covers the story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Daily tours of racing stables can be booked from the museum.
The City of Cambridge is perhaps the most beautiful city in the east of England, set amid the rural fenland countryside. The residents, students of the University and visitors have the best of both worlds: the combination of the romantic medieval image and an up to date city. Cambridge is beautiful, not overly big but with all the amenities of a University City. Its unique setting on the banks of the River Cam, the “backs” and the magnificent architecture of the University buildings all combine to make Cambridge a fascinating visit.
NB: Traffic and parking is dreadful – use the Park & Ride facility if you can!
Duxford is Europe’s premier aviation museum – as well as having one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits in the country. This famous heritage site began as an airfield in the First World War and also played a vital role in the Second World War, firstly as an RAF fighter station and later as an American fighter base.
Saffron Walden is a pleasant Essex country market town with some lovely old buildings and good shops. The picturesque medieval town is situated in the heart of some of the finest rolling countryside of Essex – the name Walden meaning “valley of Britons”. Saffron Walden was designated a Conservation Area in 1968 and there are some 400 buildings in the town of special architectural or historic interest; much care has been taken to conserve the historic character of the town centre which has retained its original medieval layout.
Six Mile Bottom Shoot offer a simulated shoot day over local estates. With six shooting and six loading the shoot can fire 4,000 clays over a group of guns in 5 drives, making it testing and exciting for any individual interested in quality shooting.
A Jacobean-style country house set in fine formal and informal gardens that features Lord Fairhaven’s fascinating collections, rare works of art, sumptuous furnishings and spectacular statuary. There are 98 acres of landscaped and wildlife gardens, stunning snowdrop woods and winter walk, as well as a working 18th-century water mill.
Audley End is largely an early 17th century country mansion, which was once a palace in all but name. Formerly the site of a Benedictine monastery (Walden Abbey), granted to Sir Thomas Audley in 1538 by Henry VIII, which was converted to a domestic house for him, known as Audley Inn.
Wicken Fen is Britain’s oldest Nature Reserve. It is one of very few remaining un-drained parts of the Great Fen of East Anglia – because it was never drained or ploughed, the Sedge Fen is a refuge for many species of animal and plant which were once much more abundant. Wicken Fen is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
A magnificent 18th-century house that is Cambridgeshire’s largest and grandest Georgian mansion set in a fine wooded park complete with folly, Chinese bridge and lake. There are a variety of walks through the Repton and ‘Capability’ Brown grounds. Features a working farm with rare breeds and a walled vegetable garden; lots of events.
A selection of local accommodation is listed below.
MRS GREENWOOD – SYDE HOUSE APARTMENT
37 The Street, Saxon Street, Near Newmarket CB8 9RU
AMBERLEIGH HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST
15 Peterhouse Drive, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8AT
MRS H MARSH
The Meadow House, 2a High Street, Burwell CB25 0HB
The Garden Lodge, 11 Vicarage Lane, Woodditton, Newmarket CB8 9SG
Mill Lane, Stetchworth, Newmarket CB8 9TR
Willingham Green, Brinkley, Newmarket CB8 0SW
Hollow Hill, Withersfield, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 7SH
London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire CB8 0UE
Quy Mill Hotel, Church Road, Stow-Cum-Quy, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB25 9AF
Bury Road, Newmarket CB8 7BX
33 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8NB
101 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk
13 Old Station Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8DT
54 Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7BT
Fred Archer Way, Newmarket CB8 8NY
London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 0UF
74 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8NA
2 Exeter Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8LT
30 Old Station Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8DN
29 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8LX
26-28 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk
36 Ditton Green, Woodditton, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9SQ