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Purpose Built Equine Surgery Facility Opens

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

Avenel Equine Hospital celebrates the official opening of a new purpose-built equine surgical facility, officiated by Member for Euroa, Annabelle Cleeland MP on Wednesday 29 March.

Director and Equine Specialist Surgeon Dr Angus Adkins says “We are very excited this facility is now operational. It enables us to offer equine surgery at a gold standard level in an efficient and safe workplace We have 3 dedicated and highly experienced surgeons, with a combined 100 years of surgical experience. They have experience in all aspects of equine surgery, having international reputations, and trusted to care for the highest profile horses in the country. The facility also compliments the newly completed surgery stable barn to accommodate our surgical cases, providing effective bio-security between elective procedures and hospitalised patients.”

Avenel Equine Hospital was purchased 7 years ago by parent company Scone Equine Group, the largest equine veterinary practice in the Southern hemisphere. Dr Adkins states, “As a Group, we saw the opportunity to purchase this Victorian practice to establish a long term foothold in a growing equine region. Since our purchase we have invested in our people and the facilities to cater for this growth. We currently employ 11 veterinarians, 5 of whom have Specialist training and 17 support staff. We have added a purpose built laboratory, stabling for an additional 18 horses and now the recently completed surgical facility. As the concentration of horses in the area increases, so too do the expectations of their owners for access to the latest veterinary knowledge and techniques. This development will allow us to expand our services and keep at the forefront of equine veterinary science.”

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