Rainbow Equine Hospital is the largest fully-equipped RCVS Tier 3 Equine Referral Hospital in the North East. We offer the most advanced diagnostic and surgical techniques in state-of-the-art facilities, and are staffed with progressive specialists in equine soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging.




The most advanced diagnostic and surgical services in continually updated state-of-the-art facilities.



Mobile team of equine-only vets with over 70 years of combined equine experience. The best primary care for your horse!


Supporting veterinary practices and trainers across the North with an extensive range of in-house services and advice on more specialist analyses.



Purpose-built fertility unit featuring 23 spacious stables, 2 foaling boxes, 24-hour CCTV monitoring and a large rubber-floored examination area with mare stocks for safe gynaecological examinations.


Jaw-dropping wound repair

Dulcie was rushed to the hospital having injured herself on a gate post. A large flap of skin had been torn from the angle of her jaw and across her cheek leaving her voice box and jaw bone exposed and removing part of her salivary gland. No matter how long we work with horses, their ability to injure themselves still amazes us.

After cleaning the wound and removing damaged tissues the skin flap was put back into place with Dulcie sedated and local anaesthetic introduced around the area. Drains were placed and a series of stab incisions were made in the skin to reduce tension and to prevent excessive swelling. Dulcie was sent home with a course of antibiotics and pain-killers and made excellent progress. A small amount of skin died off and the hole filled with granulation tissue. Since then she has never looked back and has no long-term complications. Thank you to Dulcie's owners for sending us the pictures and to Nick Bowen of Thornton Equine for his quick thinking and treatment of Dulcie before and after she came to the hospital. A team effort as always.

Apologies to those of a squeamish disposition!
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