The Equine Veterinary Centre is not a hospital and hence is not staffed 24 hours a day. Occasionally we will stable horses overnight at the clinic(eg gastroscope, artificial insemination etc)
The horses will examined, fed and watered when the last staff member leaves the clinic at approximately 17:30pm. Unless arranged between the on duty veterinarian and the owner, the horse will not be checked until 8:30 the following morning.
Although we will endeavour to minimise any risks of illness or injury during the period without supervision, the Equine Veterinary Centre will not hold responsibility during this period.
This arrangement will be made clear at the time of admission to the horse owner, and the owner to deem this arrangement suitable before leaving the horse at the clinic.
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