Archive for May 2015

Last night we held a very successful evening on Equine Dentistry, which was aimed at updating horse owners on the importance of and developments in modern equine dentistry.

Attendees where treated to three short talks given by members of our First Opinion Road Vet Team (Pete Gallon, Tom McGinley and Tim Adams),who are all highly experienced in equine dentistry.

The talks explained the rules and regulations surrounding who is able to do what to our horses teeth; the structure and composition of horses teeth and common issues that might occur in your horse’s mouth.

Following the talks the group assembled in our NEW Dentistry Clinic where Pete Gallon performed a dental examination using an oroscope, which is a small camera that gives a magnified and accurate picture of the inside of the mouth and which allowed attendees to see for themselves on a TV screen images of the horse’s mouth and witness some of the things that had been discussed earlier.

The group was then split into three, for practical sessions observing dental treatment on real cases.

We hope to repeat the evening in due course. If you would like your name added to the list, please email, or call our reception team on 01428 723594

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We would like to welcome Nathalie Cole BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS to the housevet team.

Nathalie graduated from Liverpool University in 2011 having intercalated in veterinary pathology. She has since spent the last 4 years working in a mixed practice in the Midlands.

In her spare time Nathalie enjoys reading, running and yoga.

What is a Housevet:
Housevets are qualified veterinary surgeons who work as part of the hospital team to assist the specialist senior clinicians in the work up and care of horses referred to the hospital. They are an essential part of the team to ensure the optimal care of inpatients (and their owners!). Our housevets have all had previous experience in veterinary practice and have elected to undertake further training in a specialist referral hospital to improve their skills and knowledge in equine medicine and surgery. We currently employ 4 housevets, each on an 18 month fixed contract. During their internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital they work hard ( and usually play hard!) and develop a broad range of experience in elective and emergency equine care. Many of our former housevets have gone onto further specialist training (residency programs) and become registered specialists or into general equine practice.

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FULLY BOOKED! Equine Dentistry Talk & Practical Demonstrations – Wednesday 27th May 2015.

We now have a reserve list, and so if you have booked a place and are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible, by calling 01428 723594 or by email

Dentistry Evening - FINAL

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Open Day – Cancelled

Just a reminder that our Open Day, which was due to be held tomorrow (Saturday 16th May), has been cancelled.