We provide free veterinary care to all animals. The majority of our patients are donkeys and horses. Many of them have been left for some time before their owner has sought our help or they have tried remedies at home which often fail. Our vets give them the treatments they need and ensure they are given adequate pain relief. If the animal is seriously ill or requires a course of treatment we have 25 stables so we can hospitalise animals if they need it. During very busy periods we may have to double up the animals in each stable. The severity of the cases can be varying from simply needing rasping of teeth or a wormer to donkeys, which go home with the owner to extensive burns to their body or terrible infections that require long intensive care. We never turn an animal away. Owners may bring animals from miles away by foot even when they have leg problems, so it would be impossible for them to travel back and forth from home to us daily. It is therefore, imperative for us to be able to hospitalise them.
Our facilities include a walk-in clinic where animals can receive treatments immediately or they go through to our hospital surgery where they receive more serious treatment. Our vets perform surgeries such as tendon suturing and skin graphing.
We have 5 paddocks, with large trees for shade, which allow animals to recuperate outside their stable once they are in recovery. Having the ability to stretch their legs in a safe outdoor space both promotes healing and allows them to express their natural behaviour.
We also have a small animal surgery for treating animals like cats and dogs and a small laboratory for examining blood samples and skin scrapings.
What makes ACE so special is the hospitalisation facilities, without such many more animals would die, often slowly and painfully. We work to ensure animals can get all the help they need to make a full recovery back to health.
If you would like to visit us while you are in Luxor, we would love to see you and show you around the centre. You will get a tour of the hospital, centre and the stables where you can meet and cuddle some of our patients!
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life. You don’t need to be a qualified vet or vet nurse to help us at the centre in Luxor. We have general volunteer placements, veterinary student and vet nurse student placements.
Find out more here.