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Client Evening 30th March 8pm , Ullenhall Village Hall

Should I call the physio or the vet ???
A talk by Robert Walsh MRCVS and Gaby Kerfoot BVSc of particular interest to owners of competition horses.

Tickets from the clinic £5 to include wine/soft drink from the clinic.

 

GABY KERFOOT BSc (Hons) FIRVAP  Gaby runs a successful rehabilitation centre in Cheshire which other physios refer to ; it offers both in patient programs and regular out patient clinics.  She specialises in assisting veterinary surgeons to diagnose subtle performance issues in high end competition horses as well as leisure horses with behavioural issues and problems.  Problems such as proximal suspensory lesions, back problems – kissing spines, facet joint and sacroiliac abnormalities, tendon injuries and wounds 

Robert Walsh

MVB MRCVS Grad Cert ESM (UCD) Advanced Practitioner In Equine Practice

Robert is the senior clinic vet, he qualified from Dublin Vet School and since then has worked in Australia, Ireland and then in the Cotswolds prior to setting up the clinic in 1999.

He works with many high level dressage , show jumping and racehorses but is equally happy to see low level competition horses with performance issues .

Robert has a special interest in investigation of performance problems and was recently awarded a certificate with honours in Equine Sports Medicine from Dublin University.

Winter offers 2016/17

Terms and conditions for our winter offers 2016/17, all work must be paid for in full on the day.

OFFER 1…… TEETH AND VACC FREE SEDATION  free sedation for teeth rasping when routine teeth and vaccine are done together. This includes 0.5ml detomidine (domo) which would be enough to sedate the average horse for routine dental work , any top ups will be chargeable. The routine teeth rasp is for routine removal of sharp edges but doesn’t include large ramps or hooks which may take much longer and possibly be done in two sessions. The vaccines are flutet or flu . A visit if required or zone visit is payable on top of this unless done at the clinic. £80 incl VAT
OFFER 2 ….SILVER OR GOLD MOT
SILVER….full examination ; eyes , heart , lungs , soundness , skin and any other worries. Dental examination and routine rasp plus light sedation (up to 0.5ml domo included). Full written report with wellness plan for the next year posted or emailed .
Any top ups of sedation  , any non-routine dental work and a visit if required (or ZV ) are chargeable.£85 incl vat
GOLD as above plus routine blood screen  (biochemistry and haematology basic)
£125 incl vat
OFFER 3 BACK PAIN INVESTIGATION PACKAGE
At clinic ; full examination including see ridden if required and up to three radiographs of the back.   £160 PLUS VAT = £192 , Any sedation if required is chargeable (unlikely to be needed )
OFFER 4  GASTROSCOPY at clinic £150 incl vat , not included ; sedation and  overnite stay if required as need to be well starved speak to our head nurse Claire for more details
OFFER 5 LAMINITIS INVESTIGATION
Xrays of front  feet (one lateral of each) plus blood test for ACTH or insulin. £160 incl vat NOT INCLUDED ; sedation if needed , visit if needed (not available on ZV) , glucose if doing insulin fullsizerender-32

SUMMER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL OFFERS til 5th SEPTEMBER 2016

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Summer Holiday Offer 1 ……Worm egg counts half price when combined with a zone visit with a vaccine.

We are trying to encourage people to do worm egg counts a few times a year and only worm the 2 out of ten horses that actually need to be wormed ! So until the 5th of September we are offering a half price WEC when you have a vaccine done on a zone visit. We will also text you when your next WEC is due or alternatively tell you what wormer to use .
Zone visit (0-10 miles ) ….£12
Flu vaccine……………..£35
Worm egg count including 50% discount…£6.30
TOTAL £53.30

Summer Holiday Offer 2
Free* sedation for dentistry (performed by us!) when combined with a zone visit.
All vets and equine dental dental technicians do a better job when a small amount of sedation is given prior to the teeth being done..the very back teeth are almost inaccessible in an unsedated horse ; this can lead to hooks and ramps appearing. We want to demonstrate how the use of mild sedation decreases the stress for both horse and owner (and vet) so why not try it for free !!
Zone visit (0-10miles ) ………..£12
Routine teeth rasp and oral exam…£46
Set amount of sedation *…………£0
TOTAL £58
* both offers must be mentioned at the time of booking and includes up to 0.4ml of detomidine which is enough for most horses, any extra will be chargeable, so if you have one that is an elephant (!) or very, very difficult to do some extra (chargeable) sedation may be needed.

New branch opening near Clent.

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Exciting news ! We are just in the process of signing a lease on a new office near Clent . We  already cover this area and seem to be doing more and more work that way so in response to client wishes we have decided to open a dedicated office where you can book calls more locally (and pay a lower visit fee!) , pick drugs up , drop off paperwork etc. Work that cannot be done at your yard such as kissing spine operations, orthopaedic surgery, poor performance investigations, liver biopsy etc etc can be carried out at our large purpose built clinic in Ullenhall which is 17 miles from the new office. Other work such as xrays, scanning , castration , teeth , sick horses can of coursebe done at your premises as usual.

We will keep you updated as soon as the new branch is up and running but in the meantime we are registering new clients in the Chaddesley, Kinver and East, Stourbridge , Clent and Belbroughton areas daily. Until we are up and running we are able to offer discounted visits at certain times of the day with our vet Jo Gwynne who used to work at St Georges so is known to many of you already.