Hagyard surgeons are world renowned, setting the highest standards in both emergency and elective procedures, including orthopedics, dystocias, colic, and standing laparoscopy. This surgical expertise is complemented at the center by a broad range of diagnostics, such as scintigraphy, digital radiology, ultrasound, and MRI.

With more than 6,000 surgical procedures performed each year, Hagyard qualifies as one of the largest equine surgical hospitals in the world. The invaluable experience gained over time readily equates to better medical and surgical results, and has helped to place Hagyard Equine Medical Institute among the best equine hospitals in North America.

Davidson Surgery Center provides both general and specialized surgical services. Incomparable surgical management is available for both major and minor cases, elective or emergency, on an inpatient or outpatient basis, with expertise in all areas, from soft tissue work to orthopedic procedures.

Horses are easily transported to the surgical suite and back to a recovery stall in order to safely recover from anesthesia. In addition, the Davidson Surgery Center is equipped with digital radiology and nuclear scintigraphy systems which are used under the watchful eye of a board certified radiologist.

Over time, several innovative equine surgical procedures and techniques have been developed at the Center. New techniques involving the gastrointestinal system, orthopedic surgery, and obstetric procedures are now commonly used by equine veterinary surgeons around the world.

Surgical Services:

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Emergency Care
  • Lameness Evaluation
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopedic Surgery / Fracture Repair
  • Reproductive Surgery
  • Respiratory Surgery
  • Nuclear Scintigraphy
  • MRI


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