Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Surgery Wing

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Surgeons Dr. Doug Langer and Dr. John Pigott cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the new surgery wing with the surgery staff and representatives from Oliver Contruction and the Ixonia State Bank on hand. (Photo: ChicagoEquestrian)
Surgeons Dr. Doug Langer and Dr. John Pigott cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the new surgery wing with the surgery staff and representatives from Oliver Contruction and the Ixonia State Bank on hand. (Photo: ChicagoEquestrian)

Oconomowoc, WI –Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of their new surgery wing, which will bring new and improved services to their Performance Horse Division.

The surgery center includes new induction and recovery rooms, complete with a unique circular track crane system to move the equine patient safely and efficiently through each step of the surgery. A new open viewing room above the pre and post-op rooms allows for assisted recovery by technicians for improved safety for both horses and surgery assistants.

The new surgery wing includes three exam rooms with new rubber flooring and a new imaging center. Digital X-rays and ultrasounds can now be done quickly and efficiently with less stress on the animal. Wisconsin Equine Clinic also has a standing MRI machine, which allows detailed images to be taken with minimal strain on the horse.

Dr. John Pigott explains how the new track system works from induction to recovery. (Photo: ChicagoEquestrian)
Dr. John Pigott explains how the new track system works from induction to recovery. (Photo: ChicagoEquestrian)

The addition to the state of the art equine clinic features a cuttingedge surgery center with a unique surgery table imported from Belgium. Wisconsin Equine is now only one of three clinics in the United States to own this exceptional table, which allows the equine patient to be positioned in a comfortable and safe manner for the best surgery outcome.

“Our surgery team is dedicated to quality care of the horse,” added Dr. Robert Magnus, owner and partner of Wisconsin Equine. “A more efficient surgery center allows us to provide streamlined care of the animal and ultimately successful outcomes with less stress on both horses and humans, including horse owners and staff. We are excited to provide our clients with this exceptional addition to our clinic".

The surgery department is fully staffed with two dedicated, experienced surgeons, Dr. Douglas Langer and Dr. John Pigott, three surgery technicians: Sally Schwartz, Kimberlee Haines and Bri Avery, of which two are trained in anesthesia. Nicole Howie is a certified veterinary technician and the surgery receptionist.

“It was our pleasure to help Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in the process of securing construction of their new surgery wing, which will bring new and improved services to their Performance Horse Division," stated Dan Westrope, President and CEO of Ixonia Bank.  "We know that small businesses are the growth engines of our economy, and we are proud to be helping fine businesses like Wisconsin Equine succeed so they can continue to offer unparalleled service to the regional equine community.”

(Photo: ChicagoEquestrian)
(Photo: ChicagoEquestrian)

Additional improvements in the expansion include a bio secure paddock, additional paddocks for breeding and recovery patients, safety fencing surrounding the entire clinic and loading and unloading ramps for increased well being during the arrival and departure of the animals.  Guests of surgery patients can wait with comfort in the newly remodeled Nutrena Lounge.

Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital has a renowned medical team under one roof with specialists in general medicine, surgery, reproduction, diagnostic imaging, MRI, dentistry, podiatry, eye care, routine care, critical care and sports medicine.  The facility boasts world-class technology and cutting edge therapies along with a complete pharmacy.

Pictured left to right: Nicole Howie, Kimberlee Haines, Dr. John Pigot, Bri Avery, Dr. Doug Langer and Sally Schwartz. (Photo: ChicagoEquestrian)
Pictured left to right: Nicole Howie, Kimberlee Haines, Dr. John Pigot, Bri Avery, Dr. Doug Langer and Sally Schwartz. (Photo: ChicagoEquestrian)

The clinic gives back to the equine industry by providing seminars to future veterinarians, donating to scholarship funds and sponsoring equine related events.

Wisconsin Equine Clinic is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT), and the American College of Technologists (ACT).The clinic is located at 39151 Delafield Road in Oconomowoc. For more information on services available at the clinic, please visit their website at www.wisconsinequineclinic.com




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