The University of Glasgow is opening a new first opinion equine practice, which will service horse owners around the northern side of Glasgow, from Port Talbot to Cumbernauld and up to Drymen.
The Glasgow Equine Hospital and Practice at The Weipers Centre, based at the University of Glasgow Garscube Estate campus, will be led by experienced equine vets James Risk and Nick Graham, who will provide a fullymobile equine veterinary service at local yards.
The range of services offered spans routine preventative care, such as dentistry, vaccinations and castrations, to complex lameness and medical investigations. This care might involve using digital X-ray and ultrasound to look at joint and tendon disease, and endoscopes to look in airways or stomachs. A team of experienced equine vets will also provide out-of-hours cover.
Full hospitalisation and advanced veterinary services, including MRI, over-the-ground endoscopy and bone scanning, continue to be offered at The Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, with a large team of veterinary specialists in medicine and surgery.
Dr Nicholas Graham said: "We are delighted to have branched out our services with the opening of this new ’horse GP’ practice, and we look forward to offering the best care to horses in and around Glasgow.
"The University of Glasgow’s Weipers Centre, which has now been rebranded to encompass our new equine first opinion practice, has always offered the very best in equine care, and we will be continuing their good work.
A new website, which lists the team and services, amongst other information, can be found at https://glasgowequine.co.uk/ , and enquiries are welcomed via the teleconsulting and messaging service, PetsApp.
To celebrate the launch of the new practice, people are invited to a series online launch events online. This will include an online show, quizzes and much more. Full details will be posted later in the month our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/glasgowequinehospitalandpractice/