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Equine Unit


Head of Equine Department and Clinical Director: D N G Langrish MRCVS


Purpose built equine unit at Animed Veterinary Group


Animed provides a long established service to horses' owners. In addition to normal routine visits for vaccinations, teeth rasping and stud work. We perform many purchase examinations, lameness investigations and react quickly to emergencies such as colics and road accidents. There is a fully equipped Equine Unit adjacent to the hospital at Shedfield with full surgical and diagnostic facilities, endoscopy, ultrasound, X-ray, ECG etc and in-patient care

Home visits are carried out throughout south Hampshire and Western Sussex.

The standard visit fee applies to all other calls carried out during normal hours in the week, a higher fee is charged out of normal hours and at weekends which reflects the increased cost of providing a comprehensive emergency service with a dedicated equine vet on call at all times. During office hours you may find it more convenient to bring your horse to the equine unit at Shedfield in which case no visit fee will be applied.

Horse ready for veterinary treatment

Emergencies always take priority. We aim to have a sufficient number of veterinary surgeons available so as not to unduly disrupt our routine service to our clients.

We are reluctant to accept clients further than 30 miles from Wickham so that we can attend emergencies as rapidly as possible. We are fortunate that the road network in Hampshire is good and we are close to the M27 reducing our attendance time.

Equine unit at Animed Veterinary Hospital Shedfield

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David Langrish BVMS MRCVS

David Langrish

David is the Senior Equine vet and also Clinical Director of Animed and initially worked in Bath at a mixed equine and small animal practice. David now concentrates on Equine work and has specific interests in Stud Work, dentistry and purchase examinations.

Susannah Denton BVSc MRCVS

Susannah Denton

Susannah worked in mixed practice in the New Forest before joining the large animal team at Animed in 2003. Since 2007 she has been concentrating solely on equine work and gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour from the University of Southampton in 2009.

Alex Erskine BVetMed BSc MRCVS

Alex-Erskine

As a local girl, Alex returned to Hampshire after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, working in equine practice both in the UK and briefly, Australia. She enjoys all aspects of general horse practice, particularly lameness investigations.

Jo Dyson BVSc BSc Cert EM(Int Med) MRCVS

Joanne Dyson

After working for a year in a mixed practice, Jo has spent the last 7 years working as an equine vet in South Hampshire and the West Country. In 2012 Jo achieved a certificate in Equine Internal Medicine.

Animed Veterinary Group is part of CVS (UK) Limited, a company which owns over 300 veterinary practices in the UK. Company Registration Number 03777473. Registered Office CVS House, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4ER