Our intensive care unit was rebuilt in 2011 to provide state-of-the-art facilities and stabling for up to 10 critically ill patients and horses requiring intensive care following surgery (eg. after colic surgery).  

Each stable is well-ventilated, has separate heating and facilities to allow easy administration of intravenous fluids. There are  2 foal boxes for the intensive nursing care of premature or sick neonatal foals. These allow the foal’s dam to be stabled separate alongside the sick foal yet still able to see it at all times or to be stabled in the same box as the foal. The intensive care unit also has a treatment area, nurse preparation room and nursing station. Unlike other equine hospitals in the UK, our intensive care unit is staffed day and night by 2 nurses who work closely with the hospital clinicians to ensure that optimal care is provided to our most seriously ill patients.

Biosecurity of critically ill patients is particularly important and therefore  separate isolation stables are available for the stabling of horses with infectious, or suspected infectious,  diseases.

What our clients say


I have been using LEH as a referral hospital for 15 years. Over this time, they’ve treated our horses for everything from wounds to allergies and performed lameness investigations through to major surgeries. On every occasion their diagnosis, treatment and service has been second to none. What really makes LEH stand out from the crowd is that on top of first rate medical care, their communication at all stages is excellent.

— Theresa Barrett, Stable Manage, Horse Rangers Association, Hampton Court