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I am taking the spread of the Coronavirus COVID -19 outbreak very seriously. My number one priority is not only the health and wellbeing of my customers, myself and my family, but also the general population at large in all the decisions I am making.

I am trying to observe 2m social distancing wherever possible, so please try to keep your distance. Please ensure only one person is in attendance for your appointment. I am happy to handle your horse/s alone, please allow me to do this, I will explain clearly what I am doing as usual. If you could present your horse in a head collar that would be most helpful. I am happy to set up and clear away my own equipment, please do not try to help. As always, I will be wearing gloves, and mask and using high level surface disinfectants. Your understanding in joining with me as part of the National effort to minimise transmission of COVID -19 is greatly appreciated.
Fully Insured
Over 30 Years Experience
Fully Qualified

About Mark Thorne BAEDT

BEVA/BVDA Qualified Equine Dental Technician. Member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT)

With over 30 years experience in equine dentistry, I have established a reputation for a professional, knowledgeable and reliable service. I am fully accredited by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and the British Veterinary Dental Association (BVDA), as well as being an examiner in Equine Dentistry for these associations for over 17 years. This means that by using me, you can be assured that I have the necessary skills, training and experience for the job, and can rest assured you are making the best choice for your horse’s health and welfare.

I offer a sympathetic approach, always aiming to reassure owners of any concerns they may have regarding the procedures, to allow for a pleasant and educational experience for both the horse and owner. I am happy to answer any questions that owners may have throughout the process and aim to increase owner awareness about equine dental health.

I have excellent working relationships with local vets, and have access to referral specialists should the need arise.

I have vast experience in treating all types of horses, including those competing at Olympic and international level dressage, eventing and showjumping, racehorses, as well as family ponies and companions and understand the different requirements for each individual.

My experience with horses has been gained over a lifetime working in various equine disciplines and includes running a livery yard and riding holiday centre in Cumbria for 15 years, hunting, eventing and training, and I also still ride as often as time allows.

What my clients say

Mark has been treating my horse Bonnie for 10 years so I can definitely say I am more than satisfied with the treatment and time given for her appointments. Superb value for money. Definately recommended.
Gillian, Tyne & Wear
Mark has treated my horses for a number of years. Always on time and always gets their trust before starting. The charts on my iPad were great. Thoroughly recommended.
Tricia, W Yorks
Very pleased with the service received for my three ponies. One of which, after inspection, Mark said no treatment necessary. He was also very forthcoming in giving bitting advice on one of the ponies he treated. I thoroughly recommend him. Jill.
Gillian Cumbria
We have used Mark for many years. Excellent service and professional approach. He has a great depth of knowledge and experience and empathy. He understands the horses and treats them as individuals
Mark was excellent and very patient with my stroppy highland pony. Would highly recommend.
Karen, Selkirkshire
Mark takes the time to answer any questions that you have fully and patiently. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone requiring an Equine Dentist
Sandra, Cleveland
07850 011518