The surgery facility consists of a large operating theatre and a supply/preparation room. The operating theatre  is linked to  2 padded and heated recovery rooms and there is  an overhead electronic rail  for lifting horses between the rooms. One of the recovery rooms is equipped to allow assisted recoveries in high risk patients. CCTV monitoring of the recovery boxes allows the anaesthetists to closely monitor all recoveries.  The surgery facility is fully equipped with some of the most advanced technology available for equine surgery and general anaesthesia. For arthroscopic and laparoscopic procedures, a networked digital capture system is used to take and store images and videos during surgery. There is a separate surgery preparation room which is used to prepare horses for surgery before they enter the induction room. Access to the surgery suite is restricted to authorised personnel for biosecurity reasons and meticulous cleaning with weekly bacterial screening of surfaces is performed to ensure that the facility remains as clean as possible. Although clients are not allowed access into theatre there is a large viewing window that means that they can watch surgery if they should wish.

The theatres are run by a highly trained team of 5 surgical nurses, all of whom are qualified equine veterinary nurses. General anaesthesia is performed exclusively by veterinary surgeons, under the supervision of a RCVS Diploma holders in veterinary anaesthesia.

What our clients say


I have been using Liphook Equine Hospital for more than 10 years. Whether I have needed their services for routine work, stud work, diagnosis or treatment of illness, I have always been able to rely on the utmost support from every member of the team, from vets and nurses to administrative staff. They have regularly gone the extra mile to help my horses whatever the situation. I thoroughly recommend the Hospital to anyone.

— Clare Holland, Varkies Stud, Hampshire