What are the appointment hours?
We accept appointments between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays. During the week, our office is closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch.
Do we need to make an appointment?
Yes, since we are an ambulatory practice, we are equipped to provide services on site where your horse or horses are boarded.
Can we request a specific doctor?
Being a large group practice, every patient benefits from the experience and brain power of multiple doctors and our large, compassionate staff. Although we all help with the care of any animal, you can request a specific primary doctor. From time to time, due to unexpected emergencies, the first available doctor may be sent.
How do I know if my horse is colicking?
Generally, when horses colic they don’t eat and may look lethargic. They lay down and repeatedly get up and down. Sometimes they may look at their sides and may kick at their belly. Horses will also sometimes be sweating and shaking. If your horse is exhibiting signs of colic contact us immediately. Click here to learn more about colic.
What is normal temperature for a horse?
Between 99-100.5°F is normal.
How do I take my horses temperature?
You take the horse’s temperature in their rectum. You can use a human thermometer. Put a little lube on it and then very carefully insert into the horse’s rectum. Make sure the thermometer is shaken down to normal first. Hold the thermometer in for about two minutes and then remove.
Do I need to worry about West Nile Virus?
Since there is no specific treatment for WNV only supportive care, the answer is found in prevention. There are two primary ways horse lovers can ensure their animals are safe – a Vaccination Protocol and a Mosquito Abatement Protocol. If your horse has not been vaccinated for West Nile, please contact us right away.