At Avonvale we have a full range of diagnostic and laboratory equipment to support the investigation of complex medical cases both at your yard and in the clinic.
We have a new state of the art video-endoscopy unit which includes a 3.5m gastroscope to enable us to examine the stomach of horses of any size, either at your yard or at our clinic facility. Our high specification mobile ultrasound equipment allows detailed investigation of intestinal, liver and cardiac disease.
Our medical expertise encompasses gastroenterology and colic, weight loss investigation, respiratory disease investigation, cardiology, ophthalmology, dermatology including sarcoid treatment and foal medicine.
We have full intensive care and isolation facilities at our clinic and around-the-clock veterinary and nursing care is available when needed.
Poor performance may be caused by a number of medical conditions such as gastric ulcers, respiratory or muscle problems, in addition to orthopaedic conditions, so the investigation of these cases often involves a collaborative approach between medicine and lameness teams.
Our medicine team is led by Naomi de Pennington, who holds the certificate in equine internal medicine and is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practitioner in Equine Internal Medicine.