We are pleased to accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer referral services for lameness investigations, medical investigations and both orthopaedic and emergency surgeries including colic sugery.


Our purpose built hospital has on site 24 hour nursing and veterinary attention. American style stabling (Equipped for mares and foals, post colic surgery and an isolation unit, plus individual turnout paddocks). We are well placed to offer a high quality hospitalisation service. We have a dedicated veterinary team who will offer excellent veterinary care and keep both owners and referring veterinary surgeons informed throughout. We also, where indicated, work closely with visiting specialists;

  • Geoff Lane BVetMed, DESTS, FRCVS, (RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery) (Wind Surgery)
  • Ollie Crowe BVSc CertES (Orth) DipECVS MRCVS (European Specialist in Equine Surgery)
  • Richard Hepburn   BVSc DipACVIM CertEM(Int Med) MS FRCVS (ABVS and RCVS Specialist in Internal Medicine)
  • Imogen Johns  BVSc DipACVIM FHEA MRCVS (ACVIM and RCVS recognised Specialist in Equine Medicine)
  • Dr Mark Patteson VetMB MA DVC CertVR PhD MRCVS (RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology)
  • Dr Brian Patterson BVM&S CertVOphthal  MRCVS
  • Jim Carter BVetMed, DV Ophthalmology MRCVS, (RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology)


Referral services offered include:

Orthopaedic Services:

  • Hallmarq standing equine MRI
  • Lameness investigation including objective gait analysis (Equigait)
  • Arthroscopic and tenoscopic surgery
  • Standing DSP surgery


Emergency Surgery:

  • Colic surgery
  • Wound surgery
  • Joint Sepsis (including arthroscopic lavage where indicated)


General Surgery:

  • 'Wind' surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Foaling and caesarian section


Medical Investigations:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Weight loss
  • Poor performance assessments including overground endoscopy where appropriate



  • Advanced dentistry and periodontal procedures


Please Contact us at the hospital for immediate referrals or you may wish to contact Chris Johannson  or Simon Joyner  directly to discuss individual cases. Alternatively you can email your referral, including relevant clinical history,radiographs and any further diagnostic information.

We will accept referrals only on an ethical basis after prior contact with referring veterinary surgeons. Once the patient has been discharged, copies of discharge instructions are faxed to referring practices and a full veterinary report is subsequently sent. As part of our commitment to ethical referrals we will not provide first opinion veterinary services to any referred client for at least 12 months following referral.

We run CPD events throughout the year and produce referring veterinary newsletters regularly.



Website by Cosmic