Whilst we have developed our business specifically with being able to provide a wide range of services at your yard, there are times when out vets may suggest that your horse requires further investigation or treatment either at our clinic or another specialist veterinary facility.
In House Referrals
Our vets possess a great deal of experience and are highly qualified to provide best practice veterinary care. This ensures we are able to manage the vast majority of clinical cases at our hospital and provide ongoing continuity of care.
We have hospitalisation facilities enabling us to admit the poorly patient requiring more intensive care tan can be provided at home and we even have in stable CCTV to make sure we can monitor them constantly.
Your horse may need to visit the clinic for any number of reasons - more complex lamenesses requiring detailed and lengthy investigation; intensive care; surgery to name just a few reasons. Our caring nursing team work hard to make sure your horse’s stay in comfortable and we will do our best to get your horse back home to you as soon as we can.
Occasionally, clinical cases require additional expertise which we may feel is best obtained from our team of consultants. We work with a number of world class veterinary surgeons who are specialists within their own fields, including Safia Barakzai (soft tissue surgery), Dr Lesley Young (cardiology), Rob Lowe and Chez Hendey from Optivet (ophthalmology); who offer consultations at our clinic or even at your yard, depending on the case.
At times we may recommend further diagnostic tests or treatment options that required referral to another facility. This may be due to the need for specialist equipment, e.g. scintigraphy (bone scans), CT or MRI scans; or for surgical expertise, e.g. transvenous electrocardioversion for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. In such situations, we will discuss options with you including which facility and estimated costs, so you know what to expect.
Please be aware that horses being referred to external centres, particularly in an emergency, should expect to pay a deposit on arrival (generally £500) and the remaining costs should be settled on collection of the horse. If your horse is insured, fees may be claimed directly from the relevant insurance company; however, please discuss this with the equine hospital administrator at your appointment. We will always discuss estimated costs of treatment prior to making referral arrangements on your behalf.