An equine vets has become the first veterinary practice to be awarded the Yard Excellence Scheme certification, a prestigious accreditation run by the Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy (KBHH) campaign.

Hambleton Equine Clinic is the only purpose-built equine veterinary clinic in North Yorkshire and provides a full range of services for professional and recreational horse owners.

“Hambleton Equine Clinic received this accreditation in acknowledgement of their outstanding dedication to the health and welfare of the horses in their care at their purpose-built hospital facility,” said Blaise Scott-Morris MRCVS, KBHH Lead Vet. “They are a fantastic example of how to effectively tailor best management practices in terms of animal health and welfare to a busy yard.”

The Yard Excellence Scheme was launched to improve preventative healthcare on yards throughout the UK and is endorsed by World Horse Welfare and BEVA. The scheme helps yards and vets work together to establish best management practices and healthcare protocols that are practical and tailored to each yard.

The areas covered by the Yard Excellence Scheme are:

  • Vaccination
  • Worming
  • Biosecurity
  • Yard management
  • What to do in the event of an infectious disease outbreak

“We are delighted to have been awarded a certificate of excellence by Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy, as part of their Yard Excellence Scheme,” said Alison Walters BVSc MRCVS, Director and Founding Partner of Hambleton Equine Clinic. “We are passionate about the importance of good preventative health measures on all yards, such as good biosecurity and vaccinations, and are very proud of our hardworking team who achieve such high standards each and every day here at Hambleton Equine.”

KBHH helps support equine health and welfare across Britain in a number of ways, including providing yard resources, healthcare advice and running the Yard Excellence Scheme. To find out more, visit

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