What we offer...

The Fourways Equine Clinic is the largest single equine clinic in South Africa and as part of the Equine Care Hospital (Equicare) in Midrand, our hospital offers state of the art care to horses in need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Equicare facility was established in 2000 in order to combine the resources of a number of equine practices and like-minded veterinarians who purchased a suitable property and then designed and built a modern, well-equipped equine hospital facility.


The surgical suite is located adjacent to the hospital premises at the Witbos Veterinary Clinic. Compared to other species, horses carry an increased risk of anaesthetic complications. For this reason, we take every precaution to ensure that each routine surgical case is in prime health prior to anaesthesia. Each case is evaluated comprehensively both by physical examination and blood tests performed in our in-house laboratory. General anaesthesia is performed exclusively by veterinary surgeons (not nurses or technicians).

The Fourways Equine Clinic operates its own dedicated state of the art in-house laboratory on the hospital premises, which enables us to immediately and appropriately diagnose most disease conditions at any time of day or night. This service is complemented by access to specialised outside laboratories all over the country for testing of unusual samples and infectious diseases.

The hospital has stabling for up to 16 inpatients. All stables are large and well ventilated. Stables for critically ill patients are equipped with 24 hour video surveillance so that they can be monitored at all times. Additional isolation stables, located on remote premises, are used for horses with infectious or suspected infectious diseases in order to prevent any disease transmission risk to other patients. If beneficial to their care, patients can be turned out in paddocks. Inpatients are looked after by our dedicated team of experienced veterinarians, including veterinary specialists, and grooms to provide round the clock care for our inpatients.

We have a tar trotting strip, sand lunge arena and grass arena so that horses can be evaluated on various surfaces for the most comprehensive lameness, poor performance or pre-purchase examination.

The following services are offered by Fourways Equine Clinic:

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • Hospital with stabling for up to 16 inpatients
  • Diagnostic Imaging (radiography and ultrasonography)
  • Standing CT Scanner
  • Endoscopic evaluation
  • Gastroscopic services
  • Telemetric ECG (whilst in work)
  • Clinical Diagnostics
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Dentistry
  • Intensive care
  • Neonatal care
  • Reproduction
  • Surgery & Therapeutics
  • Pre-purchase Veterinary examinations
  • Endoscopy of Thoroughbreds at Sales