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We offer an extensive range of services ensuring your horse receives the best of care, both to prevent and treat disease and injury. Read more...

Our Facilities

Our comprehensive facilities enable us not only to get to the bottom of problems, but to get your horse on the mend in no time. Read more...

Routine Care

Provide routine veterinary care helps us to help you keep your horses, ponies and donkeys healthy. Vaccinations, worming and dental care are some of the preventative medicine services we offer. Read more...


Cliffe Equine is part of Cliffe Veterinary Group Limited. Our Equine Vets provide high quality care to horses throughout East and much of West Sussex. Our modern, purpose built equine clinic is based in the heart of East Sussex in view of the beautiful South Downs. The clinic is located at Harbens Farm in Laughton, near Lewes. We have a large operating theatre for surgery (including orthopaedics and colic surgery), and hospitalisation boxes. We also offer a full range of diagnostic facilities, including digital radiography.

We offer a 24 hour referral service, especially for lameness and medical problems, with vets who have achieved a degree of specialisation in these fields. Cliffe Equine also offer a complete stud medicine service and is a BEVA registered practice for artificial insemination (AI) for fresh, chilled and frozen semen.

Vet Rebecca Goodwin mid rescue

Safer Horse Rescues


Cliffe Equine is a registered member of Safer Horse Rescues and are called out by the Fire and Rescue Services to attend horse rescues and emergencies. Over the years our vets have been involved with many rescue situations and are trained to assist the Fire and Rescue service to help achieve a successful outcome.

Common rescue situations include horses stuck in ditches, lakes or rivers, horses caught in fencing or stuck in trailers or horse boxes. Should you find a horse stuck in difficulty call the Fire and Rescue Service immediately, and then call us. Both East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have a dedicated Animal Rescue Team with appropriate equipment and skill.

The Festive Season

Opening hours throughout Christmas and New Year

Cliffe Equine Clinic would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Of course while we love enjoying opening presents, spending time with family and friends, eating far too much food and partaking in the odd tipple (off duty of course!); we are still available to you if needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year in case of emergencies. Please make sure you book well in advance if you require a zone visit during this period as some zone days are affected. Hoping that no emergencies happen to any of our lovely clients during this period we also thought it might help to remind you of our official opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period:

  • Christmas Eve (Saturday):  Emergency Service
  • Christmas Day (Sunday): Emergency Service
  • Boxing Day: Emergency Service
  • Tuesday 27th December: Emergency Service
  • Wednesday 28th December: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thursday 29th December: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Friday 30th December: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Saturday 31st December: Emergency Service
  • Sunday 1st January: Emergency Service
  • Monday 2nd January: Emergency Service
  • Tuesday 3rd January: Normal service resumes

Don't forget you can always contact us online for non-urgent enquiries and we will reply as soon as we can. If the matter becomes more urgent please ring us on 01323 815120 to contact the duty vet

Staff News

Heard it on the grapevine...

In the next few months there will be some staffing changes coming up!  We are sure many of you may already have heard that congratulations are in order for one of our vets, as Imogen is expecting a baby in early 2017! This will mean that over the following few months Imogen will wind back her clinical caseload gradually. 

To ensure we can continue to provide the standard of service we are proud to offer at Cliffe Equine, we are pleased to welcome Beth Ault to our veterinary team. 

Beth will be predominantly working out and about as an ambulatory vet, so many of you will meet her in the next few months. Don't be surprised if you recognise her either - Beth has been a client of Cliffe Equine for over a decade, events locally and grooms for the eventer Tom Crisp in her spare time! Beth joins us having completed her Clinical Training Scholarship at the Royal Veterinary College, London, from which she graduated. 

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Emergency Care

Improving point of care services for our clients

Every owner's worst nightmare is the emergency phone call that you receive. Historically, veterinary services and care has been limited by the necessity for power required to operate equipment needed for either diagnostic services or treatment. 

Cliffe Equine believes in ensuring our equine veterinary team have the most advanced equipment available to provide the best service we can to our patients on site, particularly in times of emergency, when moving a horse or pony is at best undesirable, and at worst causes further pain and injury. 

We are delighted to be able to offer all our clients the benefits of a completely wireless x-ray system. This is hugely advantageous as horse's will certainly injury themselves well away from power sockets! We will be able to bring the battery operated, extremely compact x-ray equipment to you, and even better we can see the images there and then - the benefits of this technology mean rapid diagnosis, followed by instant and appropriate treatment. 

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Welcome to Cliffe Equine

Thank you for choosing us to take care of you and your animals. We look forward to welcoming you all to the practice. Choosing the right clinic takes time so let us know if we can help and we'll try in any way we can.  
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Forgotten to ring during the day to book your visit?  Don't worry, if you drop us a line via the website we'll contact you as soon as we can to organise an appointment at your convenience.
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Take the pain out of your purchase

Once you've found the horse of your dreams, it's best to ensure they are fit for your intended purpose. Vettings take the stress out of your purchase, providing reassurance before you get home.
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Our Address:
Harbens Farm, Mill Lane,
Laughton, E. Sussex, BN8 6AJ
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday: 0830 to 1730
Emergency service provided 24/7



Visiting Hours

If your horse, pony or donkey is staying with us as a patient in the hospital, we welcome you to visit them during their stay. We like to be available to answer any questions you may have about their treatment or conditions when you come to visit. We have set aside two time slots during the day, every day, allocated as visiting hours: 9-10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. To help us, we request that you visit during this time. During weekends access to the clinic is not possible outside of these times, however, during the week we can make alternative times by prior arrangement.

Emergencies

Sometimes you may decide you need an emergency visit, or you may just want advice about whether your horse needs examining out of normal working hours. If you have any doubts about your horse's condition, please ring us. Cliffe Equine provides a comprehensive emergency service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.