McGonnell & Gillatt Equine Veterinary Practice - Zone Visits

The practice offers FREE ZONE VISITS for routine treatments - subject to booking in time!

Please also note that we always offer a free visit to clients and yards where there are 5 or more horses to treat on one visit - this can be booked on any day with any vet (subject to availability)

Zone Visits 

We offer our clients Zone Day visits which are for routine work only - we do not charge a visit fee for these days.

No specific time can be requested, as the Vet works out the best geographical route dependent on the clients booked for that day.

Zone visits must be booked in advance or by 12 noon on the day prior to your zone day.

ALL ZONE visits are payable in advance or on the day by card, cash or cheque. A visit charge will be added if your zone day is not paid within 24 hours of the visit.

Horses should be caught and ready for the Vets arrival at a specified time which will be texted to you on the afternoon before your visit.

A £10 cancellation charge will be added to your account if you cancel after the times are allocated.

Like other schemes there will be conditions that you will need to meet in order to take advantage of these free visits but unlike other schemes there will be a dedicated Vet allocated to your zone area so that they can get to know you and your horse to enable continuity of treatment.

This scheme is not intended to replace our standard service and the work carried out on these free visits must be of a routine nature eg innoculations, teeth rasps, bandage changes and intitial lameness consultations.

If you need a particular vet to see your horse or need emergency or specialist treatment carried out, you can still call the office and book in the usual way.

To see if your area is covered please call the office for more details.  Our zones are split between the A4 and A34.

To Qualify For a Free Visit

  • Booking must be made by midday of the day prior to the visit
  • You must be able to fit into our schedule and be available between 9am and 5pm. Specific times slots cannot be booked in advance
  • The work carried out will be of a routine nature, please advise when booking what work is required.
  • Clients must ensure that the office has current mobile and email information as you will be contacted the evening before with approximate visit times.

Zone 1 - Tuesday - (NE) North A4/East A34 - DIDCOT, SONNING COMMON, READING, THATCHAM.

Tuesday visit: book before 12 noon the previous day(Monday) Approximate times will be allocated and sent by text or email on Monday evening.

Zone 2 - Wednesday - (SE) South A4/east A34 - NEWBURY, BASINGSTOKE, SUTTON SCOTNEY.

Wednesday visit: book before noon the previous day (Tuesday). Approximate times will be sent by email or text on Tuesday evening.

Zone 3 - Thursday - (SW) South A4/west A34 - HUNGERFORD, BURBAGE, TIDWORTH, ANDOVER.

Thursday visit: book before 12 noon the previous day(Wednesday) Approximate times will be allocated and sent by text or email on Wednesday evening.

Zone 4 - Friday (only every other) from 23rd Feb'18  - (NW) north A4/west A34 - WANTAGE, LAMBOURN, MARLBOROUGH.

Friday visit: book before 12 noon the previous day(Thursday) Approximate times will be allocated and sent by text or email on Thursday evening.