At Thrums Vet Group we treat all equines from childrens ponies to donkeys to show-jumping and eventing competition horses. We aim to provide a first class service to our clients and their horses, offering prompt, professional care and advice.
We visit clients all over Angus and Perthshire to carry out routine work such as vaccinations, dentistry, castrations, wound treatments and microchipping/passports. We do lameness, colic and reproductive examinations, and investigate and treat any other causes of illness in your pony. We have a portable x-ray machine with advanced digital processing which allows increadibly high levels of detail to be seen. We also have several portable ultrasound scanners which assists us in treating your pony.
At our Kirriemuir surgery we have a dedicated equine area that we use for routine work if owners would rather bring their horses in, or for more complex procedures that require more specialised facilities. We have a set of stocks which we can use for dentals and reproductive work in less co-operative or sedated horses. We are able to carry out certain operations such as castration or hernia repairs at the surgery, and we have an advanced video endoscope for looking internally up noses and throats. We have a large stable which is available for sick horses which require intensive veterinary care or hospitalisation for a longer period of time. We are also happy for horses who are in for routine work to be left with us for the day if it is more convenient for their owners.
Several of our nursing staff are horse owners and they very ably assist us with examinations and the care of the hospitalised horse. We also try to hold regular equine meetings at the surgery at which we invite another veterinary surgeon from private practice or a vet school who is very experienced in a certain field to give a talk. All clients are very welcome to attend these.