Horses in need of more intensive or long-term care can be hospitalized at the clinic.
About this service
Our hospitalized patients are under the care of a team of veterinarians lead by Dr. Thomas van Bergen, Diplomate ECVS.
Horses that require intensive or long-term care can be hospitalized in one of 26 our large and luminous boxes. All horses are stabled on shavings and are fed high quality food adapted to their needs or pathologies.
A general examination is performed at least once daily and if needed more frequently. There is continuous follow-up of hospitalized horses by at least one veterinarian.
Potentially contagious horses are isolated in quarantine. Horses in intensive care are under permanent video surveillance.
Thomas van Bergen graduated from Ghent University (Belgium) in 2005. After graduation he immediately joined Jean Luc Fraipont at his large animal practice in Chéméry-sur-Bar, where he worked for 4 years. In 2009, in search of a more equine orientated position, he moved to Switzerland where he worked for 2 years with the renowned equine orthopedist Dr. H.G. Stihl. In 2012 Thomas returned to Ghent University to complete a European residency program in equine surgery under the supervision of Prof. Martens. In 2016 he passed the European board certifying exam and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (Diplomate ECVS). His research in the field of equine laparoscopy resulted in several scientific publications in international journals and in 2018 Thomas obtained a PhD in veterinary medicine. In the spring of 2019, after 7 years at Ghent University, Thomas decided to found a new private equine clinic in the north of France together with Jean Luc Fraipont.