Established in 1971 by Doctors Jay and Ethel Rose, San Luis Rey Equine Hospital has earned a strong national and international reputation as a distinguished equine hospital. The facility has pioneered advances in equine abdominal surgery, radiographic technique, and nuclear scintigraphy. Many innovative surgical techniques and treatment regimes have been developed at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital.
A full-service facility, the hospital provides advanced diagnostics, in addition to lameness, medical and surgical care to horses from around the country 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The hospital is entrusted with the care of thousands of horses each year, and prides itself on developing positive working relationships with clients and their local veterinarians.
San Luis Rey Equine Hospital is recognized for setting standards and being on the cutting edge. The facility is especially well-known for its involvement in the treatment of the legendary Seattle Slew, arguably one of the greatest Thoroughbreds in American racing history and a renowned sire. The procedure involves inserting an implant (now known as a Seattle Slew basket) between the horse’s cervical vertebrae, alleviating the crippling spinal cord compression known as Wobbler Syndrome.
Whether a beloved family pet or a world-renowned equine athlete, each horse receives exceptional attention and care at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital. The hospital staff is composed of board certified veterinary surgeons and internists, veterinary interns, technicians, and specialist consultants. The entire team is dedicated to delivering unprecedented results for each patient.
San Luis Rey Equine Hospital strives to provide superior equine health services in a compassionate environment, to make a positive, measurable difference in the well-being and athletic success of horses.
We commit our resources to deliver responsible, state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments while focusing attention to the individual needs of horses, clients, and the local veterinary community. It is our goal to work hand in hand with referring veterinarians to provide the best possible solutions for you and your horse at the hospital, as well as at home.
Advancing equine veterinary health services through dedication, compassion, collaboration, and education to deliver a continuum of care that benefits the equine athlete and equine community.