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Veterinary Hospital

Equine clinic

The Equine Clinic is custom-designed and boasts 45 well-ventilated, light and roomy indoor stables plus spacious work areas. Biosecurity is paramount and rigorous hygiene control is practiced by utilising a strict multi-step cleaning programme and providing disinfectant footpads at strategic points throughout the clinic. Isolation stables are utilised prevent the spread of contagious bacterial or viral diseases and all horses are submitted to a nasal swab for MRSA and a faecal swab for Salmonella upon their arrival. Disposable gloves and separate thermometers are used for each equine patient, and full barrier nursing applies to all ICU patients as well as mares with foals. 

Procedures such as endoscopy, ECG, laser, ultrasonography, digital radiography and nuclear imaging are regularly performed to aid in patient diagnosis, and colic patients are medically and surgically catered for. A high-speed treadmill, situated on campus at the Equine Research Unit, is available if required, to assist in the assessment of lameness.


Bringing an equine patient to us ……

1. We accept horse patients by appointment only. Call us on +27 12 529 8124 / 8284

2. If you are being referred to us, please ask your veterinarian to fax the referral letter to us before you phone to make an appointment. Our fax no is + 27 12 529 8528.

3. If you plan to send your horse to us with someone else (i.e. transporters, stable manager), then please have your fax number ready, when you call us for an appointment, as we will need to fax you a registration form plus indemnity form which must be completed and faxed back to us, together with a copy of your ID document.

4. Please consult the Information for Clients section regarding fees, provisional cost estimates and payments.


ALL HOURS EMERGENCY NUMBERS:  +27 529 8124 / 8284


Veterinary Nursing staff:

Sr Janet Smith tel +27 12 529 8123 janet.smith@up.ac.za

Sr Lynn McHardy tel +27 12 529 8125 lynn.mchardy@up.ac.za

Sr Christine le Roux tel +27 12 529 8046   Christine.leroux@up.ac.za