24Hr Emergency Services

The hospital offers a 24 hour emergency service and has in-house patient facilities for 20 horses.

As a busy equine hospital numerous procedures are performed under general anaesthesia, eg orthopedic, opthalmic, upper airway and abdominal surgeries. Medical cases and lameness investigations make up a large part of the work done in the hospital. Modern diagnostic equipment including videoendoscopy, ultras1ound scanners, shock wave therapy unit and x ray machines are used extensively in the hospital and in the field.
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Modern Facilities

This modern hospital with superb facilities also acts as a base for an ambulatory service. We service a large area, 150km in radius, from the Summerveld Equine Hospital. Besides the racing centres of Summervled and Ashburton, we also travel to Pietermaritizburg, Richmond, North and the South Coast of KZN offering the best service to our clients far and wide.
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Our Team

Dr Ralph Katzwinkel, together with his dedicated team of veterinarians and staff, aim to give all equine patients the highest quality medical and surgical care possible
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Our office

Summerveld Equine Hospital
D725 Hamilton Way, Summerveld, South Africa
Tel. +27 31 769 1256(All hours), Mail: