The equine and small animal practices at House and Jackson in Essex have been awarded prestigious Hospital Status by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
The practices held an official opening ceremony to mark the occasion. Local dignitaries and many clients and friends of the practice attended the reception and ribbon cutting ceremony by Noelle Hones, Mayor of Brentwood. Also present was Pat Thompson, the very first client to attend the practice when it was established in 1980.
The House and Jackson Hospital prides itself on providing 24 hour health care for horses and pets 365 days a year. Chris House, a founding Partner, held talks on the history and future of the practice and veterinary hospitals. The practice was then opened for guided tours.
State of the art equipment and modern premises impressed many visitors, and they enjoyed the insight in the workings of modern veterinary hospitals. There were many displays of procedures and operations spread around the practice to give an insight of modern veterinary medicine.
At the end of the tours, waiting to greet them was Rolo, who had been a recent patient of the hospital.
Rolo was a stray brought in after being hit by a car. X-rays revealed he had fractured the radius and ulna in a front leg. Rolo was operated on by one of our veterinary surgeons Peter Van Den Brande who pinned Rolo’s leg back together using a technique called external fixation. Rolo’s leg fully healed and the team found this stray a wonderful new home this summer. He seemed to enjoy the attention of coming back to the hospital to get the attention of all the nurses.
The celebrations were then continued into the evening with a Practice BBQ for all of the Staff at House and Jackson to mark the occasion.