The patient area comprises 3 examination rooms, 2 with specifically designed equine stocks for safely restraining horses one of which will safely restrain mares with foals at foot.
The hospital has been designed so that there is a ‘clean’ area which consists of the diagnostic imaging suite, standing surgery room, large operating theatre and a padded induction and recovery room. There are 4 intensive care boxes located close to the recovery room so that horses can move directly into one of these boxes immediately post-operatively for close and careful monitoring. Each one of these boxes is equipped with full rubber flooring which extends 1 metre up the walls, intravenous fluid therapy systems, CCTV, individual lighting and large viewing windows. There are heat lamps to keep the most unwell horses warm if need be.
Great care and attention has been taken to ensure the best welfare for our patients. There is non-slip rubber flooring throughout the hospital, extra wide and tall doorways so that the horses feel at ease when moving around. The lighting in the hospital has been picked specifically so that it mimics daylight to try and reduce any anxiety for the horses.
Outside there is a lameness area with hard and soft lunge areas and a 50 metre trot up zone. There are also a number of further loose boxes to house day patients and one large mare and foal box.
This fantastic facility allows for us to cater for all types of horse with any manner of conditions.