When specialist treatment or emergency treatment are needed and we cannot assist – we can refer you to our partner equine hospitals when you need.

Why might I need my horse referred?

If for example your horse needs emergency colic surgery, or it requires a surgical procedure, we will help make the process as easy as possible for you by getting everything arranged and organised for you.

You will be informed in advance when your horse needs to be referred elsewhere and we only refer to hospitals we know and trust and where we have sent many of our patients before.

If you have any other questions about referrals, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Meet ourTEAM

Holly Shearman

Holly became a valuable member of our Team in the summer of 2011 as Veterinary Secretary to Nicole Larkin. Prior to joining us, she came from Managing a local yard of Eventers, Hunters and young horses with a Team of five people. Holly took this role after graduating from the University of Plymouth where she received her BSc HONS Degree in Animal Science, Behaviour, Management and Welfare and in 2009, took a sabbatical and travelled to Australia where she lived and worked for a year before returning to the UK.

In August of 2011, Holly joined Shotter & Byers as Veterinary Secretary and later took on the role of Pharmacy Manager and trained to become our ‘Suitably Qualified Person’ (RSQP) – a legal category of professionally qualified persons who are entitled to prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicines under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations. In October 2013, Holly was also promoted to Practice Manager which is the position she holds today.

In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, walking her dog and socialising with friends as well as helping out on her parent’s small livestock farm whenever she can.

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We’d be happy to talk to you if you need advice regarding any horse, related problem or requirement you have, or if you would like more information about any of our services.


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