Thanks to supporters like you we’ve given sanctuary to over 18,000 donkeys since our founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, took in Naughty Face in 1969.
Sadly, our current hospital has become outdated, we are limited in terms of the number of donkeys we can treat at any one time, and we can’t facilitate any life-saving surgery on large donkey breeds or bigger mules.
We plan to build the world's only purpose-built hospital at our outlying Brookfield Farm.
We’ve also put a lot of thought into the new facilities and equipment that, with your help, we will need to improve our veterinary care for donkeys and mules in the future.
A dedicated x-ray room with more powerful imaging equipment.
24/7 care on site
Accommodation so that a vet or nurse can provide round-the-clock care.
Direct access to paddocks with plenty of space for year-round rotation grazing.
Purpose-built to reflect advances in veterinary medicine and technology, and with a hoist, new operating table and enough space to treat larger donkeys like our Poitous.
Anaesthetic and recovery box
With more anaesthetic and recovery boxes, we can operate on more sick donkeys.
Efficient layout reduces waiting time and improves the flow of donkey patients in and out of treatment rooms. Room for donkey friends, too.
A dedicated treatment room for dentistry, with state-of-the-art equipment to help us deal with complex dental cases.
Safer and more secure
We have a better layout in our new hospital that enables us to keep all surgery areas completely sterile.