Get ready for a rare, behind-the-scenes experience in Kentucky’s Horse Country at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute! Our guests will have the opportunity to experience the many facets of a fully functioning hospital on 110 acres. They get a behind-the-scenes view of the Davidson Surgery Center and McGee Medicine Center. Guests will learn the history and foundation on which the practice was built and walk away with a greater understanding of the services and high level of care that more than 50 veterinarians and a well-educated, experienced staff offer our clientele. Due to the graphic and sensitive nature of live surgery, this portion of the tour may not be suitable for children under the age of 10 years. Our younger guests will have the opportunity to watch video footage of surgery in an alternative area. This is to protect our staff and horses as well as our guests.
We’re excited to have you visit our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital. As a working veterinary hospital, patients will be moving around the Hagyard campus. Emergency situations may arise that limit areas of the hospital that can be seen. No pets allowed on property. Make sure to dress for the weather. We will be walking between facilities on a 110-acre campus; that’s about a half mile of walking. You’ll want to wear comfortable shoes and outer wear appropriate for the weather conditions. Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather. Public restrooms available.
Buy your tickets now to visit one of the most outstanding, cutting-edge, equine veterinary referral hospitals in the world! Hope to see you soon!
Tours are given by appointment only. They must be booked by clicking here or by calling (859) 963-1004.
For additional information please contact:
Tour Experience Coordinator
(859) 255-8741 ext 288
August 21, 2018 - Today my wife and I toured the facility with Mrs. Sarah Smith. Sarah was an outstanding guide explaining the history, areas of expertise, and showing us the Equine Medical Institute. We viewed many of the barns, observed a surgery, viewed horses in preop and recovery and visited the horses for their blood bank. My family has been involved with horses for many years and believed we had a fair knowledge until today. Sarah explained in such detail I believe I got a real education.