Our policy is to try and carry out as many procedures as possible on our client’s premises, eliminating the need for the horse to travel to a veterinary unit where charges for livery and care can be substantial. In order to achieve this a substantial investment has been made purchasing state of the art diagnostic equipment. The Equine department’s inventory boasts two portable reproductive ultrasound scanners which, with the use of ‘Bug’ goggle technology and battery packs, allow the user to effectively scan for pregnancy without the need for an external power supply, a Sonosite portable soft tissue scanner, providing exemplary imaging of tendon and ligament injuries, and two fibre optic endoscopes for upper respiratory tract assessment. We also have recently purchased a digital radiography system, which is a huge step forward in our diagnostic capabilities.
In the unfortunate event that horses or ponies require diagnostic work or surgery which is outside of our capabilities, we have excellent relationships with the best referral centres in the area. Hird and Partners of Halifax, which is approximately one hours travelling time from our catchment area, has facilities and expertise which are unrivalled in the North Of England, and the Phillip Leverhume Equine Hospital at the University of Liverpool has a reputation which speaks for itself. As such you can be assured that your horse or pony will recieve the best possible care from Stanley House Vets, including easy access to emergency and routine surgical facilities, and the availability of very advanced diagnostic equipment such as MRI scanners.
In addition to our full time first opinion service, the equine department is also proud to be able to offer a complete and fully staffed emergency service. With at least one vet available each week day night, and a staffing allowance for two vets every weekend and major holiday, it is not hard to see why Stanley House Vets should be the first choice for all of your equestrian healthcare needs.