Coronavirus - Equine Referral Hospital Service Update

Coronavirus - Equine Referral Hospital Service Update
14 April 2020
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Coronavirus- Equine Referral Hospital Service Update 

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) have issued updated guidance to help vets decide what types of work are appropriate to carry out during this period of lockdown. By thoroughly considering RCVS and government public health guidance Langford Vets Equine Referral Hospital will be performing risk assessed essential or emergency work which is required to maintain equine health and welfare from today, Tuesday 14th April.

 Our team are happy to discuss on a case by case basis whether teleconsult or visit is appropriate and will work with you and your vet to undertake a risk assessment prior to your horse's visit the equine hospital.  

Work that is non-essential in the short term and will not have a significant impact on equine welfare should be delayed as set out in the guidance provided by the RCVS and BEVA council - this includes routine dental work, pre-purchase examinations and poor performance investigations, amongst others

 We are constantly reviewing our position as government and RCVS guidance evolves. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 remains the top priority for everyone. Public health, including the safety of veterinary team members and clients, remains paramount. We thank you for your understanding and assure you that we will continue to do our utmost to care for our patients, our staff and our clients in a responsible and safe fashion.

 We remain open for risk assessed essential and emergency work. To book in please contact our reception team on 0117 394 0786 or email

For more information about our telemedicine and teleradiology services as well as some handy guides to help you to help your vet: