Lower House Equine Clinic, situated on the Shropshire/Welsh Border was established in 2016 by Simon and Cassie Woods. Their aim was to provide a more individual, bespoke veterinary service where case continuity and a high standard of service alongside excellence in equine care and modern facilities are standard practice.
Our patients range from companion horses and donkeys to high level equine athletes.
The clinic quickly grew, now consisting of team of 4-5 vets alongside a fantastic team of support staff. Our vets all have a variety of interests and are all currently enrolled on certificates in their chosen subjects such as Surgery, Dentistry, Orthopaedics and Stud Medicine.
The facilities have continuously developed, and the clinic prides itself in keeping up with modern advances in equipment and technology.
The practice provides both ambulatory routine work and more specialised work at our clinic based just outside Oswestry in Llanymynech.
Since opening, the practice has won business awards including:
- Shropshire Chambers Best New Small Business 2018
- Federation of Small Businesses Best New Start up West Midlands 2019
We are also accredited with the RCVS and Investors in People and we are an equine nurse training practice.
- RCVS Accredited practice – Equine General Practice
The RCVS practice standards scheme (PSS) is a voluntary imitative run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying out regular assessments, the PSS aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care. It offers peace of mind to clients of accredited practices and a more informed choice to the animal-owning public.
To become accredited, we volunteer for rigorous assessment every four years and have meta range of minimum standards. Among other things, we:
- have arrangements in place for 24-hour emergency cover for patients either on site or at another practice
- have appropriately trained staff for all work undertaken
- comply with minimum arrangements for checking and monitoring patients kept in overnight
- ensures clients are given estimates of costs of treatments and consent to procedures undertaken
- have basic diagnostic and surgical equipment for the work we do, which have been installed and maintained in accordance with health and safety requirements
- have an effective policy for communication with clients
We are also subject to spot-checks between assessments.
The PSS assessors talk to all team members, including the vets, vet nurses, and support staff, to make sure procedures are being followed and the whole team is working together to achieve a high level of veterinary care.
If you have any questions about Lower House Equine Clinic, our facilities or services, please feel free to contact us using any of the details below…