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Hospital Services

The horses in our hospital are given the highest standard of veterinary care. We have veterinary surgeon interns residing onsite providing 24 hour care of inpatients. We have a excellent team of dedicated nurses and hospital staff with the experience and skill to look after all ages and breeds of horse that are admitted.

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  • FEH has four board certified specialist consultant surgeons whom share together a diverse range of expertise from their respective experiences to bring high quality, diligent care to each surgical patient.  All surgeons are well versed in an extensive range of both emergency and elective procedures. 

  • FEH’s case load is amongst the highest in Europe, performing approximately 2,300 + surgeries per year.  Our hospital is able to offer comprehensive care-from the diagnosis of surgical disease, to performing the surgical procedure and post-operative care. To make this possible, the surgeons work alongside a hardworking and caring team of nurses, interns, our medicine team and hospital staff to offer incomparable surgical management to ensure your horse is receiving all-inclusive and attentive 24-hour care.


  • To book an appointment, please call FEH reception at (052) 613 0795 for availability.

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Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    • FEH offers state of the art orthopedic surgical care including:

    • Arthroscopy

    • Fracture Repair:

    • Standing/Anesthetized Repair

    • Repair of complex fractures using specialized plates 

    • Computer guided fracture repair using our mobile computed tomography unit (CT), the only of its kind in Ireland for use in horses and only one of two in Europe.  

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    • FEH offers a vast array of surgical capabilities including, but not limited to:

    • Respiratory Examination (Static and Dynamic Exam)

    • Respiratory “Wind” surgery (Hobday, Tie-Forward, Tie-back, ect.)

    • Laparoscopic surgery

    • Obstetrical/Reproductive surgery

    • Sinus surgery

      • With our standing CT unit to help diagnose complex sinus/dental issues, our surgeons also work with a specialized equine dentist to help achieve the best possible outcome.

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Emergency Surgery

  • With our on-call specialist surgeons, nurses and diligent interns, FEH is able to provide our clients and patients 24 hour emergency care and surgery.  

  • For emergencies please call the main reception line at (052) 613 0795.

    • Please be sure to ALWAYS ring ahead before bring your horse into the hospital to allow for adequate time for staff to arrive and prepare for emergencies.

    • Please note that a deposit will be required before treatment for all emergencies.

    • Our on-call nurse will advise you on our procedures and consult/inform the on-call surgeon.  

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