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Equine home

Veterinary care for the horses and ponies of the Lakes

We have a growing team of enthusiastic vets who are keen to work with horse owners throughout West Cumbria to achieve the optimal health and performance from their horses, ponies and donkeys. 

As technology improves we always evolve and innovate to keep pace to be able to offer a full range of first opinion diagnostics from the vets you know and trust.

Among the services we offer are:

  • 24 hour care, 365 days of the year, by our own vets with a dedicated office and nurse team offering the best advice to keep your horse healthy including helping with dates for vaccination boosters
  • Battery operated power rasp for dentistry procedures including diastema widening
  • Portable digital x-ray machine available for immediate x-ray viewing and diagnostics in the stable – please note that a power source is required
  • In-house blood machines for rapid analysis plus access to external laboratories for next day testing of samples for hormones and other more complex tests
  • Ultrasound machine for pregnancy diagnosis
  • In-house worm egg counting machine enabling a same day result which can be given alongside advice on further testing such as blood sampling, all aimed at reducing the usage of horse wormers and therefore slowing down resistance to the commonly used medicines
  • A qualified veterinary nurse to assist with surgical procedures including geldings and hernia repairs ensuring that there will always be either two vets or a vet and veterinary nurse to supervise the horse when it is anaesthetised