Isabelle Vets equine services have the resources required for first opinion practice to maintain and treat horses on Guernsey. We believe in preventative medicine to keep horses healthy. We can provide vaccinations, worm egg counts and dentistry. In the near future, the cost of preventative care can be spread out into monthly payments by joining our Pet Health Club. One of our veterinary surgeons, Sarah-Jane Heathcote, has undertaken three years of postgraduatete study to obtain her Certificate in Equine Dentistry which allows her to perform all the procedures carried out by Equine Dental Technicians and further procedures that must only be carried out by veterinary surgeons.
Further to our regular health care service, Isabelle Vets has the experience and equipment to investigate lameness, poor performance issues, skin disease, recurrent colic, weight loss and many other conditions.
Equipment can be brought to the stable yard for use in many cases. This is particularly useful for horses who will not box or those that are very nervous.
Sometimes horses require remedial farriery or referral for physiotherapy. Our veterinary surgeons have an excellent working relationship with farriers and physiotherapists to provide a holistic approach to treatment.
Vaccination against influenza and tetanus is advised. Horses are examined at the time of vaccination, and this is an ideal time for you to discuss nutrition, worming and any health or performance issues with a veterinary surgeon.
An important part of keeping your horse fit and healthy is an understanding of the numerous aspects of equine care and management. Whilst many owners already know and understand what is involved, our equine services aim to ensure that owners are kept informed and up to date. One solution is our ever-growing ‘Care Advice for Horses’ section of the website. Please take some time to view the section and as new videos and areas of interested are added, we will let you know, via our subscription service.