Donkeys Come To AEH

“Freddie” (brown donkey) was admitted to The Arundel Equine Hospital in June for investigation of a mass. On the 12th June “Freddie” was referred for surgery; a segmental postototomy was performed on the distal aspect of the prepuce and the mass suspected sarcoid (melanoma) was removed.

Recovery from anaesthesia was excellent and following recuperation at the hospital “Freddie” along with his trusted friend “Tallulah” are now residing at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, enjoying life by the sea.

"Freddie" (pictured right) and "Tallulah" with nurses Emma Poucher and Alanna Baker

September News

It has been a busy summer at The Arundel Equine Hospital; the stud vets have been no stop working with sport horse and racehorses during the breeding season.  There have been some interesting cases coming through the hospital and we have had vets attending race meetings at Goodwood, Brighton and Fontwell (a total of 45 meetings during the summer months) and covering the two International meetings at Hickstead. Rob van Pelt also attended Burghley Horse Trails. Alongside these fixtures we have provided veterinary cover for numerous local Pony Club and Riding Club events, South of England Show, point to points, polo matches etc. across the counties, not to mention delivering the regular 24/7 service.

Summer 2014 has seen a few changes to the Practice, we say goodbye to two of our Veterinary Assistants; Helen Webster, who on route to Ireland, is spending a stud season in Australia, and Sarah Allen, who is going to study a Masters in Epidemiology. We also say goodbye to intern, Camilla Woodward. We wish you all the very best of luck and you will be missed greatly. Which takes us to welcome two new Veterinary Assistants to the fold, Chris Baldwin, who will be working in the South of the Practice, Chris has recently finished a 2 year internship at Newmarket Equine Hospital and, Emma Davis, who will be working in the North of the Practice and has returned South from spending 2 years working in Scotland. We also welcome Andrea Giavitto as the new hospital intern.