Rutland equine hospital progress

Animal Health

Oakham Veterinary Hospital in Rutland has completed the second phase of its expansion plans. First phase expansion of the stud in 2017 brought foaling facilities made up of nine stables with CCTV installed, dedicated stocks for broodmares and three separate stallion stables, plus semen collection, evaluation and storage facilities. This second phase of expansion has brought new consulting rooms, a radiography suite with a gantry based x-ray system and accompanying digital radiography equipment to compliment the existing MRI and scintigraphy facilities, and separate ultrasound facilities for musculoskeletal, abdominal and cardiac ultrasound.

Alex Knott, partner at Oakham Veterinary Hospital, said: “The profession is constantly evolving, and we have invested in our hospital to match and exceed the expectations of our expanding first opinion and referral caseload. The new outpatient facility provides a purpose-built clinical area and facilities to provide the highest standards of clinical care. We are excited about the final phase of this development that will bring CT facilities for horses and small animals, so offering a full range of diagnostic images services to our clients and surrounding practices, as well as improving the learning environment for students as part of our collaboration with the University of Nottingham.”

“Rutland equine hospital progress“

The final expansion plan will see the redevelopment of the surgical suite, with improvements to the existing sterile theatre facilities to include computerised tomography facilities for horses and small animals.

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