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San luis rey equine hospital

4211 holly lane
Bonsall, CA 92003
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User Reviews (3)

  • 1. Outstanding Facility

    by: jeanc1

    Recently my horse had an episode of colic in the middle of the night. My horse was down in the trailer when we arrived. The veterinarians and staff had my horse in surgery in what seemed like a few minutes after we arrived. My horse made it through surgery and was in a stall and letting everyone in the barn know that he was feeling better within 2 hours. Through his entire stay the staff provided excellent care to both my horse and myself. I was kept informed each day of his progress and they even sent me pictures so I could see him each day. My horse recovered without any problem and is doing great! San Luis Rey Equine Hospital is the only facility I will use for my horses care


    Professional, Compassionate, Clean Facility, Knowledgeable Staff



  • 2. AMAZING

    by: nicolel

    I will never forget the kindness and compassion that I was shown by San Luis Rey Equine Hospital’s doctors and staff when I brought my mare in for fluid therapy during a colic episode. The attentive and alert support staff cheerfully greeted me upon arrival while Dr. Valdez and other interning doctors quickly and calmly tended to my mare. Within moments of our arrival, my mare was placed in stall and on fluids. I was very impressed by the professional courtesy of the entire staff, and the excellent quality of care both I and my mare received throughout her stay. I felt completely at ease leaving my mare in the care of the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital’s veterinarians overnight and when I called to check in on my horse, the staff cheerfully answered all of my questions and tended to my concerns. After a couple of days my mare was released from the hospital and I was able to take her home. Throughout the week following my mare’s discharge, I called several times with a variety of questions regarding her care and the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital staff never ceased to amaze me with their kind words and their willingness to help. I would recommend San Luis Rey Equine Hospital to anyone who expects nothing but the best for their horse.


    Quality care and a friendly/knowlegeable staff



  • 3. Botched Equine Surgery and Total Lack of Response

    by: equinelvr

    If SLREH makes a medical error, do not expect them to admit it or respond to you in any way. Be prepared to take them to court. In 2007, SLREH performed endoscopic surgery on my two-year old horse to remove an undescended testicle. Dr. Joseph Cannon advised me the surgery was successful. After two years of difficulties, blood tests confirmed the presence of functional testicular tissue and very high hormone levels, almost as high as that of a stallion. His undescended testicle had clearly not been removed. SLREH and Dr. Cannon have failed to respond to inquiries about this problem in any fashion. Unfortunately the horse pays the price. I am planning to take the case to small claims court.




    Almost Worse Than Botched Surgery, Complete Refusal to Discuss Problem