Veterinary Referrals

Our equine hospital offers a huge range of services for referring vets and their patients. As a leading equine hospital in the North with state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified team members, we’re able to offer exceptional standards of referral care.

Ultrasound-Guided Orthopaedic Injection Techniques & Therapies

A 2-Day Practical Course

18-19 October, 2024

Rainbow Equine Hospital • near York, England

Led by internationally renowned orthopaedic specialists, this two-day practical course covers the theory and practical skills of performing ultrasound-guided orthopaedic injections and ultrasound-assisted minimally-invasive surgery, as well as all regions of the musculoskeletal apparatus.

  • Seven hours of practical sessions over both afternoons.
  • Suitable for equine and mixed vets with ultrasonography experience.
  • Provides a critical overview of conventional and biologic treatment modalities for orthopaedic conditions.
  • Training and advice on using the different injection techniques on equine specimens and equine lumbar facet and sacroiliac joint injection simulators (two to four people per ultrasound machine), under the supervision of the specialists.
  • Rotating through practical stations: tendon and ligament injections, stifle, hip and shoulder joint injections, cervical facet joint injections, injections of the back, lumbosacral and sacroiliac injections and injections of bursae and ultrasound-assisted surgery.


Hospital and referral services

We’ve been pioneers in equine medicine and surgery since our hospital opened in the 1980s, and have continued to invest in the latest equipment and facilities to ensure we are bringing referring equine vets across the region the very best.

In 2020 we completed an extensive expansion of our premises, allowing us to install an intensive care unit, two brand new surgical suites and a CT suite. 

These facilities are managed by nationally and internationally recognised specialists in surgery, medicine, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia and reproduction, and supported by our team of house vets, qualified veterinary nurses and grooms.

Our range of stabling facilities includes mare and foal boxes, stallion boxes, intensive care facilities, miniature horse boxes spread across three separate barns, as well as a collection of 10 small paddocks, meaning we have capacity for up to 50 horses stabling and can give horses freedom to graze outside, where appropriate.

If you’re a veterinary professional and would like to refer a case to us, please get in touch or complete our online referral form.

Learn more about our veterinary referral services


Rainbow Equine

Lameness Investigations

Lameness team, facilities, poor performance and therapeutics

Rainbow Equine


Our surgical facilities range from standing surgeries, soft tissue surgery, laparoscopy and more.

Rainbow Equine


Anaesthesia specialist and our facilities

Rainbow Equine

Diagnostic Imaging

MRI, CT, Nuclear scintigraphy, radiography, ultrasound and standing CT.

Rainbow Equine

Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology

Internal medicine, travelling medicine service and ophthalmology.

Rainbow Equine

Colic and Critical Care

Intensive care unit, isolation and neonatal ICU

Rainbow Equine


Referral dental services, specialist dental and orthopaedic facilities

Rainbow Equine

Treatments and Therapeutics

Shockwave therapy, Class IV laser therapy, Biological therapeutics, Platelet-rich plasma and more.

Rainbow Equine


Investigation and treatment


Wobbler Diagnosis and Surgery

Evaluation, assessment, CT myelography, wobbler surgery, medication of the neck and cervical joint arthroscopy


Overground Endoscopy

Our Videomed overground endoscopy system is used either onsite or on the local gallops