Equine Clinic

Equine - Bringing Your Horse or Pony to our Equine Clinic

 

Barrettstown Equine Clinic
Oving Road, Whitchurch,
Aylesbury, HP22 4ES

Normal Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Equine Office/Pharmacy
Hampden Veterinary Hospital
Anchor Lane, Aylesbury, HP20 1AJ

Normal Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm

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Barrettstown Equine Clinic - Admissions

The following information and directions are provided to ensure your appointment at our clinic runs as smoothly as possible.

  • It is the owner's/agent's responsibility to unload and load their horses.  Please ensure your horse travels with a handler capable of loading and unloading the horse.

  • Please do not bring any dogs to the clinic.  if this is unavoidable they MUST remain in your vehicle

  • The clinic has a purpose built loading/unloading  ramp for trailers and lorries, which you are encouraged to use.

  • Please report to reception with your horse's passport on arrival and BEFORE unloading your horse. (Remember it is a legal requirement to transport your horse with its passport).

  • If your horse is having a general anaesthetic, its shoes need to be removed prior to arrival.  All feed and hay should be withdrawn by midnight on the day prior to admission.  Water should be made available at all times.

  • Please leave each horse with a well fitting headcollar and leadrope, and any rugs the horse may require.

  • Please inform us of any special instructions regarding your horse - eg allergies/previous reactions to drugs/unusual behaviour.  It is your responsibility to inform us of any potentially dangerous behaviour.

  • You will need to have read and signed the appropriate Consent Form prior to any procedure being carried out.

  • If you are remaining as the clinic whilst your horse is examined/treated, then please feel free to use the waiting room and the tea/coffee making facilities.  As the clinic can be a busy place, for your own safety please DO NOT walk around the yard unescorted.

Update On Your Horse’s Progress – Inpatients

The veterinary surgeon will call you after the procedure to discuss your horse’s progress and we will update you daily if your horse is being hospitalised overnight.

Although we understand that this can be a worrying time for you, it would be helpful if you waited for the veterinary surgeon to call you rather than contacting the clinic to ask about your horse’s progress, as the vet may not always be immediately available to talk to you.

Out of Hours & Overnight Care – Inpatients

As different classifications of veterinary practices provide different level of out of hours care for their inpatients, the RCVS under its Practice Standards Scheme requires all veterinary practices to inform their clients of the out of hours care provided to the animals under their care.

As a well respected Equine Practice, our aim to provide the horses under our care the full attention required to meet their medical and welfare needs as inpatients. Our equine staff will ensure that your horse is comfortable and adequately fed and watered.

The resident vet or duty vet, assisted by the nursing assistants will undertake routine scheduled observations, and specific medical checks and interventions as required depending on the needs of your horse as a Critical Care Patient, Intensive Care Patient or if it requires Normal Hospitalisation Care.