Cotts Equine Hospital

Cotts Equine Hospital Wales' one and only equine hospital Wales' first and only Equine hospital
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Half term vibes this weekend as the country walks unwittingly into a week of Halloween fun, peppered with intermittent s...
27/10/2023

Half term vibes this weekend as the country walks unwittingly into a week of Halloween fun, peppered with intermittent sibling squabbling. Happy days!

Fortunately, this trio are here to alleviate any horse concerns; so that’s one less thing to think about this weekend.

James in Cowbridge, Zach in Swansea and Jack in Pembs.

Please call 01834 860871 if you need them, and again, a polite reminder not to call the Vet directly.

Happy half term weekend!

This lady doesn’t need much of an introduction! Many of you know her already through either her work with horses, or the...
27/10/2023

This lady doesn’t need much of an introduction!

Many of you know her already through either her work with horses, or the fact that she has worked at Cotts previously!

Welcoming Maggie back to the Admin team - one of the most passionate horse women you will ever meet!

20/10/2023

20th October is Information Overload Day. So we’ll keep it brief.

Claire in Cowbridge, Ilaria in Swansea and Theresa in Pembs.

*Essential information* - Please call 01834 860871.

😉

19/10/2023

An early morning progress meeting on site of the new build in Cowbridge gave a chance to watch the early morning Gallops in what can only be described as Costa Del Cowbridge! Narberth and Swansea currently experiencing a very different kind of weather experience..

Sad end to the week for us all at Cotts, as we wave goodbye to receptionist Ella, who is embarking on an exciting new ch...
15/10/2023

Sad end to the week for us all at Cotts, as we wave goodbye to receptionist Ella, who is embarking on an exciting new chapter and off on her travels to Australia. 🇦🇺🌏🦘

Ella, we will all truly miss you at Cotts. The last five years have flown by and you’ve been a fantastic colleague! We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures and wish you all the luck in the world. ❤️

Friday 13th can’t stop the weekend! As we once again, roll into another weekend at the speed of light, the on call crew ...
13/10/2023

Friday 13th can’t stop the weekend! As we once again, roll into another weekend at the speed of light, the on call crew will be ensuring yours is a smooth one.

This weekend we have; Jack in Swansea, John in Cowbridge and Nicola in Pembs.

Happy, LUCKY Friday!

13/10/2023

The winners of the Hestevard balancers have been selected at random, and we are pleased to say that a tub of Pectigus is on its way to Caroline McGready-Henry and BozMerix to Gemma-Louise Kendall!

Well done ladies! Please contact the office to arrange collection at the relevant clinic.

12/10/2023

Update! *THE POWER IS NOW BACK ON*.

Please note that we currently have no power at the hospital. We do have the generator for the interim, and the situation is being worked at the moment. We hope the situation will be rectified shortly, but you may experience difficulties when trying to contact us.

Many thanks for your patience.

A brand new day, and a brand new opportunity awaits for someone! We are seeking an ambulatory vet for our Swansea area -...
12/10/2023

A brand new day, and a brand new opportunity awaits for someone! We are seeking an ambulatory vet for our Swansea area - please share away!



Seeking to improve your work / life balance? Then look no further! We are seeking a full-time equine vet for ambulatory work in the Swansea area, ideally with at least 2 years’ experience. You will be a key part of Wales’ first and only RCVS accredited equine hospital-backed team, delivering ind...

As another year flies by, we are once again on the search for next year's Intern - starting May '24. This is the perfect...
11/10/2023

As another year flies by, we are once again on the search for next year's Intern - starting May '24.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to work in a close knit team and develop all the skills and knowledge they will need to further their career in Equine Veterinary Practice.

If you know someone who may be interested, please share; we would love to meet them.

https://www.cottsequine.co.uk/post/equine-internship-2024

Are you looking to fast track your career in equine veterinary practice? You want to be fully prepared for life as an equine vet, and want to be appreciated and nurtured? Then read on: our friendly close-knit tier 3 equine hospital team is seeking a graduate to work with us for 12-months, starting i...

We work closely with Hestevard, who supply a comprehensive range of high quality Equine supplements, using fully traceab...
11/10/2023

We work closely with Hestevard, who supply a comprehensive range of high quality Equine supplements, using fully traceable, sustainable ingredient sources. Two of these products are the Pectigus balancer and the BozMerix Balancer, which have received excellent reviews.

We currently have a free 20 day supply sample of each of these to giveaway; so to be in with a chance to win, simply like the post and write either ‘Pectigus’ or ‘BozMeriz’ in the comments below. The winner will be picked at random on Friday to start the weekend with a bang.

Unsure about which one you might need? Check the quick reference guides attached or give us a call, and we can answer any questions you may have.

Good luck!

Happy Friday! Weekend weather looking good, and it’s World Smile Day too; a day that devotes itself to smiles and spread...
06/10/2023

Happy Friday!

Weekend weather looking good, and it’s World Smile Day too; a day that devotes itself to smiles and spreading random acts of kindness every year on the first Friday of October. The perfect combination!

Spreading smiles on call will be Graham in Pembrokeshire, John in Cowbridge and Holly in Swansea. If you need them, please call 01834 860871. Once again, a polite request not to call the Vet directly.

So spread a smile and enjoy the weekend!

03/10/2023

Huge congratulations to our Narberth-based Vet, Nicola, who has passed her final synoptic exam for her certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Internal Equine Medicine.

Advanced Practitioner status is an official recognition of a veterinary surgeon’s particular knowledge and skills in a designated field of veterinary practice from the RCVS, and Nicola has worked hard to achieve this.

Well done Nicola, we are all very proud of you! 🐎

01/10/2023

It might be late in the day, and the weather may be miserable, but it wouldn’t be right if today didn’t go marked and a cheer put back in the air!

A HUGE happy, happy birthday to Cotts Equine. A very sentimental 18 years old today!! 🎉🥳🎂🎈🎊

Thank you to each and every one of you for being with us along the journey. We’ve come a long way indeed.

As for the video; No prizes for guessing who, but there’s a vet with a very definite voice for Veterinary advice and most definitely not for singing! 🤦‍♀️

Well, that's another week in the bag! The weekend starts here, and you can all switch off and relax for a couple of days...
29/09/2023

Well, that's another week in the bag! The weekend starts here, and you can all switch off and relax for a couple of days - safe in the knowledge that Jack in Pembrokeshire, Zach in Swansea and Emily in Cowbridge are all on hand to tend to your equine needs.

Please call 01834 860871 if you need them. Please 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 call the Vet directly.

Happy Weekend!

Wishing you the best of luck Team Wales!
29/09/2023

Wishing you the best of luck Team Wales!

Stables ready to receive the Wales Endurance Team tomorrow. Thankyou to Bedmax for supplying the bedding.

A big thank you to our supporters that have helped get us here:
EGB De Cymru Endurance
Endurance GB Mid and North Wales
EGB South & West Wales
Offa's D**e Endurance GB Group
Cotts Equine Hospital
Enduro Equine Fitness Tracking
Marc Jones
Abbey Equine Clinic
Pips Equine Sports Treatments Therapist
Castell Howell Cash & Carry

It’s Friday, which can mean only one thing. Time for those that will be making sure you are all looked after this weeken...
22/09/2023

It’s Friday, which can mean only one thing. Time for those that will be making sure you are all looked after this weekend to step forward.

This weekend, we have Kelly in Cowbridge, Ilaria in Swansea and Theresa in Narberth to see you through.

Any problems, please call our out of hours number 01834 860871. Please 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 call the Vet directly.

Happy weekend all!

Thank you to everyone that took part in our annual survey. We really appreciate you taking your time out to help us ensu...
20/09/2023

Thank you to everyone that took part in our annual survey. We really appreciate you taking your time out to help us ensure that you receive the very best service going forward.

As a result of your feedback, we are now in the process of pulling together a plan to address any issues raised, but in the meantime, we thought it would be pertinent to share a few results with you.

Over 150 of you answered the questionnaire, either entirely or in part. Of this, 90.91% of you are happy with the service received by our reception team. We know there are some issues that need addressing and have taken on board all the comments, particularly those regarding direct communication to each clinic.

95.96% of you state that you are happy with the Veterinary team in terms of expertise, information and communication. Again, comments have been taken on board with regard to zone days and more clarity in terms of costings.

A large proportion of you said that you were not fully aware of the products we offered. We are currently working on making these available on the website.

Happily, 93.75% of you said that you would recommend us to others.

We are very aware that it isn’t perfect, but without your feedback and comments, things cannot change. So once again, thank you for all your input. Watch this space!

19/09/2023

Behind this light hearted video is a much more heartfelt message for a great cause, and what promises to be a fun event to support it.

On Friday, October 13th, ahead of the annual Unibets Jumps Season Opener at Chepstow Racecourse, a 'Welsh Jump Jockeys Derby' is set to be run over the classic distance of 1m4f to raise money for Welsh children's cancer charity, LATCH Welsh Children's Cancer Charity. Good luck all!

Evie is at the BEVA Congress 2023 this week alongside our CT scanner partners, Equina by Asto CT; so what better time to...
14/09/2023

Evie is at the BEVA Congress 2023 this week alongside our CT scanner partners, Equina by Asto CT; so what better time to update you on whats happening and provide you with some useful information about the scanner.

Please follow the following link to download the information leaflets. Exciting times!!

www.cottsequine.co.uk/post/the-countdown-to-the-ct-scanner-has-begun

Cotts has long associated links with Morocco, going back as far as 2001, when Richard did his first job for SPANA there,...
13/09/2023

Cotts has long associated links with Morocco, going back as far as 2001, when Richard did his first job for SPANA there, through to today, with our own Vet Saad hailing from Marrakech.

Whilst Saad has not lost any immediate family members in this tragedy, he has sadly lost friends and acquaintances from the outskirts of the city.

To see the ongoing outfall of such a tragic event is beyond comprehension, and something many of us cannot even begin to imagine.

The Aid for Morocco Earthquake Survivors focuses on providing the basic items that we take for granted for the people that survived - food, medicine and clothes. The emphasis will be on helping out the people in the Atlas Mountains and the rural areas that have been hit hard and had the most casualties.

The association is organising all the logistics, and every single donation counts, no matter how small. If you should wish to donate, please click the following link. I’m sure you will join us in sending your thoughts and hope to those most affected.

https://gofund.me/e6591357

24/08/2023

Our phone system is down.
❕For Emergencies only please call 07825384060❕

A sad goodbye today for us, as Katy leaves the practice after three years. Described by everyone here as hard-working an...
11/08/2023

A sad goodbye today for us, as Katy leaves the practice after three years. Described by everyone here as hard-working and kind, she will be missed, but will fly in her next chapter.

From everyone at Cotts, the very best of luck with your studies Katy; we know you will make a fantastic teacher.

Please meet Nikita and Robyn, our two new starters. Nikita has joined us in our Cowbridge clinic as an Admin / Veterinar...
09/08/2023

Please meet Nikita and Robyn, our two new starters.

Nikita has joined us in our Cowbridge clinic as an Admin / Veterinary Assistant.

A fluent welsh speaker, Nikita graduated in Law, before gaining a post graduate in Legal Practice; but her love of horses drew her into the Equine world, where she has worked in racing for two years.

She also holds a certificate in environmental management with specific interest in conservation of the environment and sustainability.

Robyn joins the Reception team in Narberth and is a self confessed animal fanatic. Born and bred in Wales, she has a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and has always worked with animals in different guises.

She is currently working towards a qualification as a Personal Trainer and when she isn’t competing in dressage and showing with her pony, can almost certainly be found in the gym!

As the second weekend rolls towards us, the end is finally in sight. 🤣 Office rife with talk about how well the news the...
04/08/2023

As the second weekend rolls towards us, the end is finally in sight. 🤣

Office rife with talk about how well the news there is a second coat required is going to.

Rumours abound that they may even finish before this weekends’ on-callers of Theresa in Pembs, James in Cowbridge and Zack in Swansea have completed their shift! 😉

28/07/2023
‘Yeah, we’ll paint it. Where’s the fence?’‘Oh.’The maintenance team currently living the dream for the foreseeable futur...
28/07/2023

‘Yeah, we’ll paint it. Where’s the fence?’

‘Oh.’

The maintenance team currently living the dream for the foreseeable future. 😆🖌️🧑‍🎨

We are hiring! We are looking for a full time Veterinary Receptionist / Administrator to join our Narberth based team. P...
18/07/2023

We are hiring! We are looking for a full time Veterinary Receptionist / Administrator to join our Narberth based team. Please click below for all the details, including how to apply.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our team!

https://www.cottsequine.co.uk/post/we-are-hiring-veterinary-receptionist---administrator

Do you pride yourself on your ability to multitask? Are you someone who thrives in a busy environment, but understands the need for sensitivity and confidentiality? And most importantly, are you confident of not losing it if you accidentally mutter that you fancy a cup of tea and the entire team say...

14/07/2023

Well, it might be Friday and the start of the weekend for most of us, but currently packing their wet weather gear for the next two days of on-call are Nicola in Pembs, Holly in Swansea and John in Cowbridge. 🌧☔️🐎

Happy weekend everyone. Towels at the ready - nobody mentions the all-weather bit when you take on a horse do they? 😀

We are on the search for a new ambulatory vet to add to our Swansea based team. If you are interested or know anyone who...
14/07/2023

We are on the search for a new ambulatory vet to add to our Swansea based team. If you are interested or know anyone who might be, then here's everything you need to know!

An excellent opportunity to join our expanding practice at an exciting time. We can't wait to hear from you.

https://www.cottsequine.co.uk/post/job-opportunity-equine-ambulatory-vet-2

Seeking to improve your work / life balance? Then look no further! We are seeking a full-time equine vet for ambulatory work in the Swansea area, ideally with at least 2 years’ experience. You will be a key part of Wales’ first and only RCVS accredited equine hospital-backed team, delivering ind...

𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀! 𝗕𝗶𝗴 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀! We are really excited to finally be able to share some news about our Cowbridge practice. The next...
12/07/2023

𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀! 𝗕𝗶𝗴 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀!

We are really excited to finally be able to share some news about our Cowbridge practice.

The next few weeks will see the start of installation of a new CT Scanner that is the first of its kind to be used in the UK. Critically, the scanner means not only further improvement in diagnostic treatment in a matter of minutes, but moreover, a significant reduction in both risk and stress to the horse in a traditionally difficult environment.

Please click the link below for more information and please look out for further updates.

https://www.cottsequine.co.uk/post/cotts-equine-lead-the-way-with-new-equine-scanner-technology-in-uk-first

A warm welcome to Theresa, who is joining our ambulatory team in Pembrokeshire. Growing up in Saarbrücken, a city in Ger...
11/07/2023

A warm welcome to Theresa, who is joining our ambulatory team in Pembrokeshire.

Growing up in Saarbrücken, a city in Germany very close to the French border, Theresa attended a German French high school and graduated in 2014. She then spent a year travelling and working in Australia.

Before studying veterinary medicine at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany, she trained to be a veterinary nurse in an Equine hospital (Altforweiler).

Not one to rest on her laurels, Theresa also enjoys the outdoors - climbing, riding and spending time with friends at the beach, but is also a bit of a fan of a DIY project and going to the gym in her free time.

She is particularly looking forward to getting into surfing and plans to run the Pembrokeshire Coastal path to ‘see the whole beauty of it’. Can’t say fairer than that!

They did it! There may be sore feet, tight calves and a few blisters, but nothing has stopped the smiles since Saturday ...
11/07/2023

They did it!

There may be sore feet, tight calves and a few blisters, but nothing has stopped the smiles since Saturday when the team completed their 15-mile hike in the Gower, all in the name of raising vital funds for MacMillan.

A charity very close to the hearts of those who took part, it would mean the world to them if you could sponsor them in some way, so that the nurses can continue to give the amazing support and care that they provide to those who most need it.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teamcotts2023?utm_source=copyLink&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=teamcotts2023&utm_campaign=pfp-share&utm_term=4d29c05bbdfc4a438c6985187858ee12

Well done team; what a fantastic achievement! Super proud!

A huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored us so far. It means the world to us.

Just a quick reminder that our annual survey will be live until Monday. Your feedback is incredibly important to us and ...
05/07/2023

Just a quick reminder that our annual survey will be live until Monday. Your feedback is incredibly important to us and we would really appreciate it if you can spare 5 minutes to add yours.

Thank you!

https://www.surveyhero.com/c/Cottsequineannualsurvey

We’ve been quietly working behind the scenes on our website to make sure that it works for you as effectively as possibl...
03/07/2023

We’ve been quietly working behind the scenes on our website to make sure that it works for you as effectively as possible. You can now register your horse(s) for our care plans, download first time visitor information, including a step-by-step what-to-expect guide, and access a feedback form following any contact with us - all online. www.cottsequine.co.uk

We are also launching our annual survey today and would really appreciate it if you could take five minutes to take part. Your feedback is important to us and will help us to create the best possible experience for you with us going forward. All feedback is anonymous and treated with confidentiality.

A huge thank you for taking part in this exercise - we will be sharing the results soon!

https://www.surveyhero.com/c/Cottsequineannualsurvey

27/06/2023

Foster Mare available in the Swansea area - contact 01834 860871 for details.

22/06/2023

Veterinary attention for the winged kind. And we aren’t talking Unicorns.

After getting caught between the walls of the office, this young starling, or Simon as he is known now, was rescued by Richard from West Wales Pest Control (who contrary to popular belief, actually spend a large amount of time saving animals). He used a camera to find him and then cut a hole in the wall and left a hatch for him.

The following day he hopped out and was taken to Tinker's Hill Bird sanctuary in Amroth yesterday. A huge thank you to both companies for your help in saving him. You’ll be pleased to know that a door has now been put on the hatch just in case!

16/06/2023

Gentle reminder that if you have reason to visit us this weekend in Narberth, the A40 between the Whitland and Penblewin Roundabouts just east of Narberth will be closed for the duration of the weekend from 8pm tonight until 5am on Monday.

This is to accommodate the ongoing work on the bypass. Diversions are in place, but traffic may be heavy.

Thank you.

*Attention all height enthusiasts!*There are two slots left for the JMB measuring clinic on Monday 19th June in our Cowb...
15/06/2023

*Attention all height enthusiasts!*

There are two slots left for the JMB measuring clinic on Monday 19th June in our Cowbridge clinic.

These are at 10am and 11am.

Please contact our reception team if you would like to attend. Nicola has her measuring stick at the ready and she isn’t afraid to use it.

Please welcome our latest addition to the Cowbridge team, Claire Hopkins!After graduating from the University of Bristol...
05/06/2023

Please welcome our latest addition to the Cowbridge team, Claire Hopkins!

After graduating from the University of Bristol with a physiology degree, Claire then studied veterinary medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

She started her career in a large ambulatory equine practice in Buckinghamshire, before undertaking an internship at Rainbow Equine Hospital in Yorkshire.

Claire then spent a year in South Africa pursuing her other passion - wildlife conservation. On returning to the UK, she returned to Devon, where she grew up, and has spent the last 3 years in ambulatory equine practice with her trusty Labrador companions Sava and Chennie, who enjoy getting out and about on visits and meeting clients.

Claire (and the dogs) looks forward to meeting you all!

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Narberth
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Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

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01834 860871

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Ever wondered how you x-ray a calf? Well, here are the awesome team at Cotts Equine Hospital doing it for us. It helped that Ivy stood still like a 🌟
PHOENIX WITH THE WIND IN HIS HAIR

Phoenix is one of our sanctuary residents. He arrived with us as a foal of only a couple of days old with his Mum Red. Unfortunately Phoenix was born with a condition called Parrot mouth which means his top jaw is much longer than his bottom.

This meant he not only struggled to feed from him Mum but he was also very unlikely to be able to eat independently.

We worked very closely with our wonderful equine vets at Cotts Equine Hospital and tried lots of ways to help, including a retainer. Thankfully this wonderful support and a very structured feeding programme he will celebrate his sixth birthday this year!

Many said he wouldn’t survive, we even questioned it ourselves at times but this wonderful creature is still here keeping us on our toes.

Your support means we can save the lives of animals like Phoenix and give them the life they deserve. If you feel you can help even just £3 a month can make a huge difference please visit the link below

https://www.greenacresrescue.org.uk/donate/

Yesterday was a sad day at Greenacres Rescue, we said goodbye to Snowy 😢

Snowy arrived with us back in January and had chronic problems following years of untreated laminitis, he also had Cushings Disease which was undiagnosed until arrival.

For the whole time with us he has had an intensive treatment plan with Cotts Equine Hospital and Adam Evans our farrier, both have been simply amazing with his care, but unfortunately it just wasn’t meant to be. Although he made small improvements in some areas, his quality of life was seriously compromised in others, his organ functions was always poor but we tweeked medication to help this but sadly a result earlier this week highlighted things had gone too far and we collectively we made the decision to let him pass with some dignity before he suffered anymore.

After eleven months of work it’s upsetting we couldn’t get you to the point we could find you that forever home Snowy 😢

Rest Easy Lad you’ll always be part of our Greenacres family 💚

Someone was very Happy with their prize for winning the Hallowen Competition. Thank you so much Cotts for running it. Rhylee-Gray will certainly enjoy eating those sweets 😋
And they're home! Massive thanks once again to Cotts Equine Hospital Shaun Mckane and all the team for treating Betty Starlight. Praying that she will keep out of trouble now! Thanks to Sharon Weaver for the love and care you always give the donkeys.. x
Monty is a beautiful pony that has arrived in our care recently, it was apparent after his arrival he was having some dental problems.

Today he was seen by Cecilia our wonderful equine vet from Cotts Equine Hospital and had these issues address, this should make Monty much more comfortable.

Monty is a very sweet lad that will be looking for a companion home once he is ready for adoption, keep a look out for him on our website.

He looks like he’s stepped out of a fairy tale 💫

My little Joe has now fully recovered from his eye removal and I can’t thank Cotts enough for their care for him. He has adjusted well and hopefully 🤞🏻 will stay out of mischief!!
Jake is one of our permanent sanctuary horses, diagnosed with an inoperable tumour in Feb 2020 we were unsure how long we would have with him.

Fast forward to May 2021 and he is still going strong, closely monitored by staff and regular vet visits from Cotts Equine Hospital he is doing really well.

We know the day will eventually come back for now he is safe, happy and loved. One of the sweetest gentlest horses you’d ever met.

Long may it continue.....

Your continued support means Jake will have all the care and security he needs to live out his life - Thank you 🙏🏼

Jake ❤️

As today is WORLD VETERINARY DAY we thought we would give a shout out to the two amazing practices we work most closely with

Fenton Vets Haverfordwest
Fenton Vets and Groomers
Cotts Equine Hospital

Although we work alongside many vets these are the practices that take care of all of our animals while they are with us!

Highly recommend both 🙏🏼

I hope this is allowed. I'm a university student conducting research on laminitis. If anyone would be willing to fill in this 5 minute questionnaire, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
💚 GALAL UPDATE 💚

So with each week being pretty much the same with two vet visit bandage changes every Tuesday and Friday, we’ve left it a little while with updates.

But time is most definitely a healer with Galal. Here are the pictures taken by the vet until mid March then one taken today.

It still has a way to go but thanks to the diligent care of our staff and the amazing Cecilia of Cotts Equine Hospital he is most definitely moving in the right direction.

Galal has been very popular and lots of his well wishes sent donations for that we we very grateful 🙏🏼
Thank you so much. Far too cute to eat😊