Most of us hope that our animals will never require surgical intervention; however, in reality many horses have some form of surgery in their lives, whether it be a straightforward stitch up after an altercation with a gate or castration in the case of a young healthy colt.
Historically, Lingfield Equine Vets have managed their surgical caseload by performing standing surgery where appropriate and referral for more invasive procedures. However, as part of developing the services we can offer to our clients we have recently built a new surgical facility. The purpose built area encompasses a safe knock-down box, with bespoke padded walls, ceiling and floor with surgical table and anaesthetic machine will allow us to carry out a large range of surgeries under general anaesthesia. The new facility will mean that we are able to to accommodate our increasing caseload, further improving case continuity and helping us maintain our practice ethos of professional service and personalised care. We are proud to say this project has been part funded by a grant awarded from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
With the assistance our in house surgeon, Graham Hunter and our consultant world class soft tissues surgeon, Safia Barakzai, we are now in a position to extend our surgery services and offer more procedures on site than ever before.