South West Equine Referral Practice is based at Nutwell Estate near Lympstone, Devon. We are an independently owned referral
only practice providing equine emergency and elective surgical and medicine services to the vets and horse owners of the South West.

Welcome to South West Equine

South West Equine Referral Practice opened in 2020 providing a new base for referral elective and emergency cases that could be easily accessible for owners and veterinary surgeons in the South West.

Our experienced clinical and nursing team are dedicated in supporting referring vets and providing the very best treatment and care for in-patients.

Our extensive on-site facilities are purpose built with specialist stabling, adult and foal intensive care stable units, large indoor and outdoor manege, hard lunge and straight line trot up areas, large surgery suite and standing surgery suite. Our expertise alongside our diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical equipment allows us to take on a comprehensive range of referral cases including emergencies, orthopaedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine cases, lameness investigations, poor performance investigations and intensive care support.

We are only 10 minutes from the M5 and easily accessible from the main road between Exeter and Exmouth.  


When referral is appropriate, we provide a supportive process for the referring clinician by delivering high quality care and an experience to the client that the clinician is proud of and is an extension of their service. When a referral is not appropriate or possible, we provide clinical advice and collegiate support to the clinician. We are committed to providing valuable clinical support to the vets of the South West and further afield, as well as offering excellent post-treatment support where appropriate to owners to ensure their horses make a good recovery. 

Our internship programme provides a supportive, friendly and structured environment for recent graduates to gain valuable experience and skills in a referral base. For more information on this, click here.

For more information on the services we can offer, or to refer a case to us, please follow the links below.

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Referral emergency and elective services