Abbey Equine Clinic has a designated surgical suite and induction box allowing us to offer a range of surgical services, provided by our own experienced surgeons, or visiting specialists. We have vets with may years of experience in equine anaesthesia and suitable monitoring equipment to minimise the risks to our patients. Our team of dedicated theatre nurses ensure that the patient is well prepared and cared for and are a well appreciated support for nervous clients.
Utilising our own staff, examples of the procedures we are able to offer include, stallion castration, donkey castration, arthroscopy, septic joint lavage, enucleation, minor orthopaedic procedures and wound reconstruction.
Over recent years we have built up relationships with some of the country’s leading surgeons who will now visit our clinic, allowing us to expand the range of services we can offer to our clients, meaning the horses to have the best possible surgeons close to home, where the clients can visit easily, avoiding the stress of long transportation, and completely integrated follow up care with vets that you already know and trust. Dr Jessica Kidd RCVS recognised specialist in surgery acts as our primary consultant surgeon (www.kiddvet.com) and is an important member of our team, always willing to provide useful advice and knowledge before, during and after your horse’s surgery.
A frequent visitor is Dr Jeremy Kemp Symonds, an expert sarcoid surgeon who offers a range of sarcoid management services including laser surgical techniques.
Should your horse require a procedure we are not equipped to deal with, e.g. colic surgery, Abbey Equine have established relationships with the regions equine hospitals and can help you decide which one will be best for you and your horse, rather than being restricted to one provider of referral services.
In addition to the services above, Abbey Equine Clinic is expanding the range of standing surgical techniques offered, which if possible, removes the risk of a general anaesthetic for your horse. One notable example is resection of the dorsal spinous processes (or kissing spine surgery) which is often now done with the horse awake. Obviously not all procedures are suitable to be “done standing”, but we are always happy to discuss the options for treatment, outcomes and costs with you.