Our policy is to use high quality portable diagnostic equipment to allow as many procedures as possible to be carried out at your own premises. We have a mobile CR x-ray machine, providing us with images almost instantly. Several battery powered portable ultrasound scanners are available for imaging joint, tendon and ligament injuries, pregnancy scanning and a investigating a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Modern video endoscopes for respiratory and dental imaging give us incredibly detailed live images when investigating complex medical problems. We are continually investing in the latest ‘horse-side’ diagnostic equipment so that we can provide rapid results and the best of care for our equine patients.
In the unfortunate event that your horse requires more advanced imaging or investigation of a complex problem, we have excellent relationships with the best referral centres in our area. Both Hird and Partners in Shelf and Oakhill Veterinary Centre in Garstang run an excellent referral service for investigation of lameness problems, including standing MRI and routine surgery such as rig operations and hernia repairs.
The Phillip Leverhulme Equine Hospital at the University of Liverpool has a reputation that speaks for itself. Cases are referred here for colic surgery, CT scanning, gamma scintigraphy and other problems requiring intensive care. For those in the Eastern part of our catchment area Rainbow Equine Hospital at Malton also provides the same full equine hospital facilities with access to CT. MRI, scintigraphy and renowned equine specialists.
You can be assured that as a client of Stanley House your horse, pony or donkey will receive the highest standard of care and easy access to the best diagnostic equipment, facilities and experts in the UK.
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.