Main Hospital Building
The main hospital building is an asymmetric cross with four wings, two dedicated to administration, reception and laboratory, one for surgery and one for diagnostics.
The surgery unit contains two state-of-the-art theatres, one dedicated to orthopaedic surgery and the other used for soft tissue or abdominal surgery. They are located in a closed suite with filtered, conditioned air delivered under positive pressure. There are four padded anaesthetic induction and recovery stalls; one of them includes a specialised assisted recovery system for high risk orthopaedic patients. The induction stalls lead to an intervening prep area where horses are prepared for surgery, before being taken into theatre.
There is also a pre-anaesthetic room where horses are cleaned and pre-medicated before entering the induction stalls. The surgery suite is accessed by authorised personnel only through changing rooms.
The theatres are equipped with fully networked stations showing radiographs and images from other diagnostic modalities. For arthroscopic and laparoscopic procedures, a networked digital capture system is used to take and store images and videos during surgery.
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The diagnostic unit of the main hospital building includes two high powered digital x-ray suites and offers facilities for:
- Digital ultrasonography
- Endoscopy and video-endoscopy
- Standing surgery
- Laser surgery
- Artificial insemination
- Lameness investigation
- Shockwave Therapy
- Clinical examinations and miscellaneous treatments
For further information about imaging services, click here.
Our state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped with the latest technology and offers a full range of diagnostic tests for hospital patients, as well as external patients and referring veterinary practices. For further information about laboratory services, click here.
The pharmacy is in the centre of the main hospital building, allowing access from all departments, including reception, where clients can collect medicines. It also has a separate access for deliveries and ambulatory vets' cars.
The pharmacy is divided into three areas:
- the main dispensary
- the pharmacy store
- the ambulatory store, which contains all the veterinary equipment required by vets to take out on calls
These two wings of the main hospital building are divided into:
- Reception lobby
- Main office
- Referrals office
- Accounts office
- Meeting rooms
- Imaging viewing rooms
- Archives and storage
There is a large conference/board room upstairs and further space for future expansion.