Equine Hospital


Since we were founded in 1876, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has been the premiere equine hospital in the Midwest, United States, and the world. We employ an unparalleled team of professional veterinarians and specialists, working in cutting edge facilities with sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment, in order to provide the best possible care for all our equine patients. Some of our facilities include:

McGee Medicine Center
The McGee Medicine Center at our equine hospital is a full-service equine emergency hospital that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Medicine Center specializes in critical care: horses suffering from acute or chronic disease or injury. The emergency team is on call 24/7 to attend to your horse.

Each year, Hagyard and this equine hospital oversee over 2,500 medical and critical care cases, more than 200 of which are critically ill newborn foals. First we diagnose the problem with our advanced, state-of-the-art equipment including 4 ultrasound machines, 2 EKGs, endoscopes, 2 x-ray machines and a laser. Our computerized whiteboard system is superior to many human hospitals, which allow technicians and doctors instant access to equine records and treatments from our extensive and comprehensive knowledge base.
The McGee Medicine Center is comprised of four units: Intermediate Care, Intensive Care, Isolation and Neurological Care. Each unit ranges from 2-14 custom stalls, and provides the absolute highest quality of care available. Your equine will be treated like royalty, with our stall features ranging from Tempu-Pedic mattresses, cotton blankets, heat lamps, oxygen feeds, climate-controlled environments, rubber flooring, hydraulic lifts, and much more.


Hagyard MRI
Hagyard's 1.5 T Siemens Espree MRI system is one of only three animal dedicated systems available in the entire U.S. An MRI immediately identifies the problem with your equine, circumventing the countless expensive tests that are little more than shots in the dark. The MRI allows immediate treatment of a specific diagnosis, can aid in pre-surgical or radiation planning, or can even eliminate the need for surgery altogether.

Our cutting edge software, the newest available, runs extra sequences beyond the required ones, which gives our radiology team more data to study than a traditional scan. Combined with our team's extensive experience, you can be sure the diagnosis will be accurate.

About Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Ever since Dr. E.T. Hagyard founded Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and equine hospital in 1876, Hagyard has been at the forefront of equine medicine. Our diverse equine clientele includes international breeding operations, world-renowned racehorses and 3-day eventers and pleasure horses. Owners from all over the world come to Hagyard because we're dedicated to the most advanced treatments and surgeries to increase the wellbeing of the horse.

Hagyard employs more than 50 veterinarians at its equine hospital who are at the top of their field, along with an experienced support personnel staff. No other single non-university veterinary group in the equine world is able to match Hagyard's qualifications. Our team exhibits expertise in a wide variety of specialties and interests, allowing Hagyard to routinely achieve superior results.
Our numerous, advanced,and comprehensive facilities include an Equine MRI, Podiatry Center, Fertility Center, Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, and Surgery Center. We also have numerous Hagyard Field Care Teams on standby, ready to provide highly personalized and experienced client service to area horse farms, sales, races, rodeos and more.

Campus tours are provided year-round so you can see our facilities for yourself. Contact Hagyard Equine Medical Institute today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you and your equine!

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Telephone: (859) 255-8741
Fax: (859) 252-8961
Toll Free: (888) 323-7798

4250 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, Kentucky 40511-8412

Equine Hospital