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 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