Should your horse need surgery, a Carolina Equine Hospital veterinarian will discuss surgical options with you, as well as what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Our surgical care and facilities are designed to reduce the stress on your horse throughout the process.
The surgery center at Carolina Equine Hospital is equipped with the technology and equipment to support best practices in surgery and anesthesia. In addition to a modern surgical suite, our center includes padded induction and recovery stalls.
Most procedures are offered on an outpatient basis, and some minor surgical procedures can be performed at your farm. Our veterinarians are also available 24-7 for emergency surgery needs.
Carolina Equine Hospital offers a wide range of surgical procedures, including:
Colic surgery is not performed at Carolina Equine Hospital. Most colic cases are referred to either NC State or Virginia Tech.
Upon discharge of your horse from our hospital, you will receive instructions about:
If you are unsure about any of these instructions, be sure to discuss them with your veterinarian. In many cases, the vet will also visit your farm to change bandages and check on the surgical site a few times a week. If needed, they will modify discharge instructions and care guidance.
To discuss equine surgical needs with a member of our team, schedule an appointment today.