Welcome to the Rainbow Equine Hospital

The largest fully equipped RCVS Tier 3 Equine Referral Hospital in the North East offering the most advanced diagnostic and surgical modalites in state of the art facilities and staffed with recognized American and European specialists in equine soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging.

Our on the road team of equine only vets have a combined total of over 70 years equine experience ensuring the best of primary care for your horses.

  • Vet Referrals

    We welcome all referrals on both elective and emergency basis. Call us to consult directly over the phone or visit our online referrals page.

    Vet Referrals
  • Hospital Facilities

    Rainbow Equine Hospital offer the most advanced diagnostic and surgical services in continually updated state of the art facilities.

  • Emergency

    For our 24 hour emergency service call us on 01653 695743 and follow the emergency instructions to reach us quickly.

  • Symptom Checker

    Does your horse need to see us? Is it urgent? Click here to use our Interactive Symptom Checker to find out.

    Symptom Checker

Latest News

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    Laminitis Talk

    There are still a few places for the talk on 2nd September at The Hare and Hounds Pub in Burstwick, Hull. Malton talk is fully booked now.

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    Work Experience/EMS

    We only take 4th and final year Veterinary Students for work experience here at Rainbow, sorry we can not help the younger applicants but we are fully booked up with Veterinary Students. We are not able to offer places to school or college students at the moment.


    Intern Position

    We have an Internship position available from November 2015. The well-motivated applicant must have excellent communication skills and willingness to work as part of a friendly team, must be MRCVS registered. Email to lorraine@rainbowequinehospital.co.uk with your cv and interests. More information on the internship page http://www.rainbowequinehospital.co.uk/internship/

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    “If it wasn’t for the quick thinking and excellent team at Rainbow, it could have been a very different and horrible story. I can’t thank you enough!”

    In August 2012 Rainy was admitted to REH due to a severe colic episode. Emergency surgery was performed under general anesthetic to locate the origin of the problem. An exploratory laparotomy revealed 5 feet of trapped jejunum (small intestine) which had to be removed. Since the resection, Rainy has only returned briefly to the hospital […]