Towcester Veterinary Centre was first established by Mr David Forwell in 1905 as an ambulatory, single-vet farm practice. Over the years, the business has grown and developed into the multi-site practice it is today. Spread across 4 branches, we have 3 strong department-specific teams headed up by passionate business partners.
Our equine practices are led by veterinary partners Andrew Hayes and Michael Sheldon.
Andrew joined the practice in 1991 and became a partner in 1999. He originally treated small animals, farm animals and equine but quickly grew passionate about expanding the services offered to equine clients. With an increasing number of horses in the area, it was important that Towcester Veterinary Centre could grow and develop with the population. The equine department therefore moved to Paulerspury and set up their first equine specific clinic at Plum Park Farm.
Michael Sheldon joined the practice in 2003 and became a partner in 2011. Michael is extremely passionate about dentistry and leads the team with advanced dentistry work, offering services for internal and external referrals. He is responsible for introducing gastroscopy and internal medicine work to the equine department, which has been essential to growing our equine teams.
With more and more clients who were based North of Northampton registering with Towcester Equine Vets, it was time for the equine partners to expand on their current facilities in Paulerspury. As of 2015, our Onley practice opened its doors.
Based on-site with the established competition venue Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, we now offer orthopaedic and performance assessments, as well as advanced dentistry and a number of other services from our Onley clinic. There are also many liveries based on-site and around the venue, meaning that this practice has quickly grown. This new clinic rapidly expanded the number of showjumping, dressage and polo playing clients that we service.
The vets at Paulerspury and Onley work collaboratively to ensure the best treatment possible for each client. Whatever the situation, whether it’s a professional yard or a companion pony, we make sure all therapeutic options are discussed to ensure we can tailor our service and together decide on a treatment plan that is best for you and your horse.