Equine referral clinic

Providing a friendly, professional and ethical equine referral service to veterinary surgeons.


ECVS and RCVS Recognised Specialists, Rosie Owen and Guy Hinnigan run our referral service.


State-of-the art facilities, latest techniques, and advanced diagnostics enable us to deliver the best clinical outcomes.

Your guarantee

Your client remains yours – we will not do any other work during the period of admission and for 12 months after.

An extension to your own veterinary practice

Continuous developments and investment here at Oakhill enable us to meet demands for a first-class referral service in the north west. Whether you require an MRI scan only, with specialist interpretation, or advanced lameness diagnosis and surgery, we are here to assist.

Communication between you – the referring vet – and us is of utmost importance. Regular contact will be maintained throughout the process by our specialists, Rosie or Guy.

We ensure that referral cases are promptly returned to your care, with the guarantee that no additional services are provided for your clients.

A note to clients: For professional reasons, and in the best interests of your horse, pony or donkey we are only able to accept your horse if it has been referred by your veterinary surgeon. Once you have agreed with your vet that you wish to attend Oakhill Equine Vets as a referral, the referring vet will contact the practice to make arrangements for us to contact you and make an appointment.

Equine surgery

Advanced surgery, techniques and diagnostics

  • MRI
  • Poor performance investigation
  • Advanced diagnostic analgesia techniques
  • Dorsal spinous process resection
  • Advanced dentistry techniques including MTE
  • Arthroscopy/tenoscopy
  • Laser sarcoid surgery
  • Advanced lameness diagnosis
  • Minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Minimally invasive transbuccal extraction
  • Regenerative medicine

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    Vets you can trust

    Your horse is in safe hands with our knowledgeable and experienced team who use the latest techniques, advanced diagnostics and their expertise to deliver the best clinical outcomes.

    Advanced diagnostics

    Access the very latest low field Hallmarq MRI system for advanced imaging of the distal limb, arthroscopy, video endoscopy, rigid oral endoscopy and advanced dentistry equipment including MTE.

    State-of-the art facilities

    A fully equipped surgical suite and inpatient facilities, together with our 40m x 20m arena and firm trot up and lunging areas, allows thorough investigation of poor performance cases.

    Ethical service

    Oakhill will only carry out the work that the horse has been referred in for. Following discharge from the clinic, complete management and treatment of the case will be returned to you.

    Map of Oakhill Equine Vets

    We’d love to see you

    We encourage all referring vets to come and take a look around our facilities and have a chat with Rosie or Guy. If you have any questions regarding the services available to you, just give us a call.

    T: 01772 861300 | E: equine@oakhill-vets.com

    Office hours
    Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 18:30 Saturday: 08:00 – 13:00 Sunday: Closed

    When visiting our equine clinic, we provide ample space for dropping off and collecting your horse following treatment. However, due to availability we are unable to accommodate leaving your trailer or horsebox on site unless in exceptional circumstances.