Pool House Equine Clinic
Pool House Equine Clinic is dedicated to ‘putting your horse first’. This ethos permeates all we do. We provide a 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week including cover for major surgery such as colic. Our equine care team aims to provide routine health care all the way through to advanced diagnostics such as MRI.
In September of 2004 Pool House Veterinary Group acquired the farm and the surrounding 12 acres of land. After receiving planning consent from Lichfield District Council work commenced in the October to create a modern clinic dedicated exclusively to the care of horses.
The clinic now has a staff of seventeen full time equine veterinary surgeons – six of whom have post graduate qualifications in equine related disciplines including one with a European Diploma in Equine surgery and one with a European Diploma in Equine Dentistry.
On the 24th July 2018 HRH The Prince of Wales opened our new Equine Clinic. It is equipped with two operating theatres, large preparation area including two DR digital X ray processing systems, two examination rooms a radiography room, a specifically designed dental theatre, an ultrasound room, two intensive care stables, a seminar room, as well as many other facilities. There is stabling for up to 30 horses.
Pool House is the largest equine practice in the midlands; approximately 14,500 visits are made every year. All classes of horse are cared for, including a number of local racehorse training yards. We are also proud of our partnership with Hallmarq UK to provide an MRI service called Midland’s Equine Referrals (MER).Other equipment includes two mobile X – Ray machines, six 7.5 MHz linear ultrasound scanners (including three ‘Titan’ units and two micromax scanners), laser surgery, cryosurgery unit, arthroscope, shock wave machine, 3m digital gastroscope, laparoscopy and two 1.4m fibreoptic endoscopes. We have a small in house laboratory. The practice also provides Veterinary cover to Uttoxeter,
Veterinary nurses, other staff from our Lichfield hospital help as required.
The equine veterinary team consists of seventeen full time vets. We have a European Diplomat in Equine Surgery who is in charge of the surgical and fertility services. One of our vets is also a qualified member of BAEDT and holds the new RCVS Cert AVP in Equine Dentistry and European Diploma in Equine Dentistry. There are FIVE other RCVS certificate holders. Two of our vets are RCVS recognised advanced practitioners.
If you would like to know even more about Pool House Equine Clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Excellent facilities and caring staff
Would 100% recommend Pool House. One of my horses got rushed over to Pool House with colic on Friday evening. They were there waiting for us go arrive and started work on him straight away. They rang me...
After our horse Wilson having had a big operation to remove a large lymphoma from his girth area I can honestly say that Pool house have really exceeded my expectations!! Absolutely everybody employed...
Great service, really took care of our horse.
Excellent and polite staff, always willing to help