Equine Surgery

The Partners Jonathan Wainwright and Alex Font carry out a variety of routine and emergency surgery here at the clinic.  Jonathan’s skill with colic cases has developed over 18 years and his experience in this area of surgery is unrivalled in the region.

Alex’s nimble dexterity and attention to detail has earned him a reputation for septic joints and wound debridement.

The Surgical Unit

The theatre is equipped with a fully adjustable supportive operating table and hydraulic winch system.  The unit has a dedicated knock down room with purpose built padded floor and walls to ensure safe and effective anaesthesia.


Equine anaesthesia is considered a much more demanding process than anaesthesia of say a dog or a cat.  The size and anatomical structure of a horse or pony demands specialist understanding and experience to ensure a safe and successful recovery.  The team at Bearl Equine has a reputation for excellence in this field and we are proud of our high survival rate.

Post-Operative Care

Following surgical intervention the vets and nursing team at the clinic concentrate on helping the patient through the critical post-operative period. Intensive nursing starts the minute the patient recovers from anaesthesia and continues until the patient is well enough to leave for home.

Bearl Equine ClinicBearl FarmBywellStocksfieldNorthumberlandNE43 7AJ01661 842542find us
Routine Hours
Monday to Friday
8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays
Emergencies Only
In An Emergency

For emergency arrangements during evenings and week-ends, please call: 01209 823198

This number is a direct line to our out of hours emergency call centre. The operator will take details and pass information to the vet who will call you back as soon as possible.

Please use this number before 8.30am and after 5pm on week days and before 9am and after 1pm on Saturdays.


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