Past Events


St Boniface are holding a client talk ‘FIRST-AID FOR PETS’ (cats & dogs)

Helping your pet before the vet...what to do in an emergency

TUESDAY 14th July @ 7pm

(with refreshments)

Please call 01363 772860 to book

(spaces are limited, book early to avoid disappointment)

When: 14/07/2015 - 19:00
Species: Small Animal, Rehabilitation

2nd July at 10am

Wolfgar Farm, Cheriton Bishop

A horse’s hoof is a highly sophisticated part of the horse’s anatomy having evolved to support and cushion the weight of the horse and to constantly replace any wear sustained during normal use. Looking after your horse’s hooves properly is therefore a critical part of keeping your horse fit, healthy and performing at his or her best.

This practical, interactive workshop is tailored at horse owners who would like to feel more confident about dealing with their horse’s feet and the issues which may arise.  Places are limited to 8 horse owners to ensure that plenty of opportunity is given to practice the skills learnt.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the anatomy of the foot and surrounding structures and how this relates to your horse;
  • Be able to spot basic diseases of the foot;
  • Understand what you can do to keep your horse’s feet healthy;
  • Understand different types of shoes available and when they should be used;
  • Know how to perform basic techniques such as applying a poultice.

The cost is £60.00 per person which includes refreshments and a comprehensive Foot Care fact book to take away and keep in the stable

To book your place visit or contact the EquineSkills team on 01765 608489 /

Places are limited so early booking is advised

When: 02/07/2015 - 10:00
Species: Equine

FREE evening meeting at St Boniface Vets on Wednesday 17th June at 7.30pm.

The meeting is to update you, as a farrier, on the nation-wide XL Equine campaign ‘Keep One Step Ahead’. This collaborative campaign has been developed by the independent veterinary group XL Equine (of which St Boniface is a member) and World Horse Welfare.

Please feel free to come along even if none of your clients use St Boniface Vets, this meeting is open to all and any farriers including apprentices!

We all know that although vets, farriers and horse owners each have a significant role in hoof healthcare, by working together this becomes much stronger. The aim of the campaign is to encourage close collaboration between vets and farriers to ensure that the horses and ponies under their care continue to receive the very best of treatment.

As a farrier you are uniquely placed to offer advice to horse owners and provide a link between the owner and vet. As such the meeting will focus on:

  • Cushings and EMS in horses and ponies
  • Radiography of the Equine Foot

Cushings and EMS are two extremely common metabolic conditions and they can occur concurrently. With both farriers and vets educating owners this will help to deliver the best care possible to the horses affected.

Radiography is often an essential part of getting a lame horse back sound and working, and farrier input and collaboration will be an essential part of the ‘foot team’.

I really hope that you will be able to come along! Please contact the practice on 01363 772860 or email: to let me know if you can make it.

Hoping to see you soon,

Anna Jesse MA VetMB MRCVS and Clare Smith BVSc MRCVS


When: 17/06/2015 - 19:30
Species: Equine

We look forward to welcoming you to our first Equine course for 2015.

An Introduction to First Aid

on Wednesday 11th February, 7pm

at St Boniface Vets, Crediton

The aim of the evening is to discuss how to deal with common first aid situations, including:-

- Colic
- Choke
- Wounds
- Severe Lameness

We will have an opportunity to elaborate on a few key case studies, plus a run down of what should be in your First Aid Kit.

Spaces are limited, if you would like to join us for this FREE Introduction to Equine First Aid please give us a call 01363 772860, or email.

When: 11/02/2015 - 19:00
Species: Equine

Join us for some mulled wine and mince pies on

Wednesday 10th December 2014

6pm to 8pm

RSVP for catering purposes

01363 772860


When: 10/12/2014 - 18:00 to 20:00
Species: Equine, Farm, Small Animal

We are having our telephone system upgraded over the next 2 days.  A some point, during Thursday and Friday, our phone line will be disconnected for a short period, during this disconnection we will activate the following number - 01363 720625 - to enable clients to phone us in an emergency.  NB This line will only be active during the disconnection.

Thank you all in advance for your understanding.

When: 20/11/2014 - 10:30 to 22/11/2014 - 10:30

St Boniface Vets are holding a client talk 

Firework Phobias and your Pets

on Monday October 13th 2014, starting at 7pm

We will be discussing, tips to help pets cope with fear of fireworks and loud noises.  In addition to:-

What is noise phobia?

Short-term management.

How my vet can help.

Long-term managment and much more...

Please call 01363 772860 to book your place, or email here.


When: 13/10/2014 - 19:00 to 22:00
Species: Small Animal

We had a very successful client night on 14th October, discussing 'Firework Phobia and your Pet'. Clients went away with some useful tips to help pets cope with fear of fireworks and loud noises.

We have also published an article discussing noise phobias, click the link to read more - Noise Phobia.

When: 14/10/2013 - 19:00 to 21:00
Species: Small Animal

Our recent Fleas, Wine and Cheese evening was very successful and we would like to thank all those who attended.

Items covered during the evening included:-

  • How you can protect your pet, family & home from fleas
  • The flea life cycle
  • Environmental control

If you missed this evening and would like to discuss flea treatment, please call the practice to arrange an appointment on 772860, or email us here.

We are hoping to run more of these client nights, so please keep an eye on our FaceBook page for the latest dates and topics.

When: 01/08/2013 - 10:30 to 11:30
Species: Small Animal