Caring for all horses and ponies

From competition horses to the trusty family hack, we’ll help you care for your horse throughout its life with preventative health care to keep them happy and healthy for longer.

We bring caring, professional and prompt service to horse-owners across Angus and Perthshire. We also offer extensive in-house facilities for enhanced care, surgery or more complex cases.

Thrums Vets: Caring for each and every horse as an individual

We offer an advanced ambulatory equine service, backed up by hospitalisation facilities at our Kirriemuir surgery, all led by our team of dedicated equine vets.

We understand the importance of treating every horse or pony that we see as an individual, whether they’re a leisure animal or an Olympic athlete, and take the time to get to know our clients and patients.

The Thrums values underpin every aspect of our offering: integrity, community, excellence, happiness and friendship.

And seeing as many of our team are horse owners themselves, we know exactly how best to translate that to deliver the very best equine veterinary service.

A comprehensive and modern equine veterinary service

We cover a large area, from the outskirts of Perth and Dundee all the way to Edzell and Arbroath.

To provide you with exceptional value for money and reduce our carbon footprint we have a system of zone visits on specified days for routine, preventative and non emergency work. Our modern ambulatory equipment includes digital x-ray, ultrasound scanners, dental kit and an on-site endoscope.

We offer a broad range of first opinion services including routine vaccinations, dental work, reproduction, lameness examinations and investigations, joint medication, geldings, vettings and wound management, as well as a year-round, 24/7 emergency service for registered clients.

Our long history in the area has enabled us to build strong relationships with local referral centres for cases that need additional input, as well as farriers and other necessary services, as well as the support of being part of Scotland’s largest independent veterinary group.

We offer a range of Equine Health Plans, allowing you to secure a veterinary service tailored to you and your horse’s needs, while spreading the cost throughout the year.

If that sounds like the service you need for your horse, join online today, or get in touch with our team for a chat to find out more about how we can help you.

Your horse’s health is our priority

We’re always here for you
We never outsource our patients, you’ll always get a Thrums vet, day or night.

Extensive mobile facilities and services
We’ll come to you for routine procedures and examinations. Advanced portable diagnostic tools mean your horse or pony gets the treatment they need quickly and efficiently.

Specialist in-house equine area
Our Kirriemuir practice has a fully equipped equine stable and stall. We’re happy to carry out routine care at our practice, if that’s easier for you, and you can usually leave them with us for the day, if needed.

Our equine vets and nursing staff are horsey people!
Horses and ponies are very special, and so are the people that work with them. We’re used to handling sensitive and spirited animals. Your horse will be in good hands at Thrums.

Our Services


We offer bespoke vaccination programmes based on your horse’s needs to help to prevent serious diseases.

Out of hours and emergency care

We provide our own out of hours and emergency service, 24/7 365 days a year, so we can see your horse or pony whenever you need us.

Zone visits

We offer a system of zonal visits on specified days for routine, preventative and non emergency work, dramatically reducing costs for our clients.

Dental care

We have an extensive range of dental equipment, including power rasps to maintain dental health and prevent painful conditions from developing.


We have a good network of referral practices to help us deal with more complicated cases.

Hospitalisation facilities

We have hospitalisation facilities and stocks at our Kirriemuir surgery, allowing us to offer more intensive overnight treatment and monitoring when required.

The cost-effective way to care for your horse

Spread the cost of the preventative health care for your horse with a Thrums Equine Plan. Just £21 per month. Includes:

  • Annual flu/tetanus vaccinations
  • Three faecal egg counts per year
  • Two annual visits from your equine vet
  • Annual dentistry including sedation

For more details, call our Kirriemuir surgery on 01575 572 643, or click here.

Welcome to Thrums Vets Equine Facebook Page, your one-stop destination for all things horse-related!

At Thrums Vets Equine, you can expect a wealth of resources and exciting features. Here are just a few highlights of what awaits you:

Informative Articles: Deepen your understanding of equine health, care, and well-being with our expertly crafted articles. From nutrition and dentistry to lameness and preventive medicine, we cover a wide range of topics to keep you informed and empowered.

Photo Contests: Showcase your magnificent horses and cheeky ponies! Participate in our thrilling photo contests, where you can share captivating snapshots of your equine companions and have a chance to win exciting prizes.

Community Connections: Connect with like-minded horse owners and enthusiasts in our vibrant online community. Share your experiences, exchange valuable advice, and build meaningful relationships with fellow horse lovers who share your passion.

Events and Promotions: Stay up-to-date with the latest equine events, workshops, and promotions at Thrums Vets. From educational seminars to exclusive discounts, you’ll be the first to know and never miss out on exciting opportunities.

To stay connected and be part of our growing community of horse lovers, make sure to like our Facebook page and keep an eye out for updates.

Equine Knowledge

Our vets and nurses have created an extensive library of articles on equine health and caring for your horse.

Your Local Practices

You can register your horse at any of our practices. All practices have equine vets who will travel to your yard.