The wraps were taken off a new £200,000 horse treatment clinic at a grand opening ceremony in north Shropshire.
Fyrnwy Equine Clinics, Baschurch, first opened its doors in 1978, and welcomed around 250 people to the opening of its plush new suite.
Part of a purpose-built complex, it includes an anaesthetic and recovery area, padded walls and floor and winch gantry, the investment also paid for a scrub room with IT and monitoring facilities, examination room and intensive care stable.
Speaking at the open evening, practicing partner Jim Tipp, said: “Horses are an ever growing industry, with over 600,000 horses in the UK, 1.4 million riders and five million people with an active interest in the equine industry.
“When I joined the practice in 1990 there were just four of us. Today the ten vets are supported by a team of 7 staff on the yard, in office and in the in-house laboratory and pharmacy.
“We are really pleased to have hosted this event and to show horse owners from so many disciplines the facilities we can offer.
“Not least because we know that when a much prized horse or pony visits us – its owner can have peace of mind that their ‘loved one’ is in the best possible place.”
Founded in 1978 by David Jagger and Rhis Owen, today the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accredited Equine General Practice has a team of ten vets who care for horses throughout Shropshire, Wales, Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Grand National winner Neptune Collanges was on hand at the grand opening.