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Services

Wellness Care

Our goal is to detect health problems early, when they are most treatable, so that your horse can stay happy and healthy for longer. Regular dental care, a strategic deworming program, and routine wellness evaluations are all key to maintaining optimal health and performance whether you have a competition horse or weekend warrior! From foals to senior horses, we offer individualized, compassionate care for all stages of life.

Dentistry – routine and specialized

Vaccinations

Wellness exams

Diet consultation

Fecal egg counts    

Targeted Deworming        

Microchipping

Farrier wellness x-rays 

Annual blood work 

Internal Medicine

When your horse is sick, you can trust our veterinarians to take excellent care of him on the farm. Some patients may require specialized diagnostics and blood work to better characterize their ailment. Many of these procedures and treatments can be done on the farm, without the need to travel to a hospital. In the event that your horse requires hospitalization, we work closely with several referral hospitals in the area so that your horse can receive the best care possible.

Ophthalmic care and treatment

Gastroscopy

Emergency and critical care

Infectious disease treatment and prevention

Upper airway endoscopy

Abdominal & thoracic ultrasound

Neurology

Breeding and foal care

Endocrine disease management

Dermatology

Wound care

Minor surgical procedures, including cryosurgery

Lameness and Performance Medicine

From the trail horse to the seasoned show hunter, horses are athletes! Whether it’s diagnosing lameness, prescribing therapy, or working with you to plan rehabilitation, we offer many services to help your horse perform at his peak:

Lameness exams

Diagnostic nerve blocks

Pre-purchase exams

Digital radiography (“x-ray”)

Digital ultrasound

Shockwave

Therapeutic joint injections, including neck, back, and SI

Digital endoscopy

Our pre-purchase exam is a comprehensive look at the current status of all systems of the horse and is geared toward the specific discipline of the horse that you are considering. We recommend this type of exam prior to any purchase or lease. In addition to a thorough physical exam, it also includes ophthalmic, dental, cardiopulmonary, neurologic, and lameness exams, plus comments on conformation and your prospective horse’s ability to perform. Additional diagnostics that can be added to a pre-purchase exam are x-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, gastroscopy, drug screen, and/or screening blood tests.

Equine Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Drs. Katy Cilinski and Danielle Grady are both certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT, or “chiropractic”). We frequently use VSMT in the overall maintenance regimen of performance horses as a method of keeping them in the best condition possible and preventing performance-related injuries. Issues that we commonly address include overall stiffness, difficulty bending, not wanting to engage the hind end, and subtle lameness issues. Other times we may use chiropractic are when horses horses are going through growth phases, post-surgery, or when they are stall-bound due injury or illness.   

Dr. Cilinski is also certified in Veterinary Acupuncture.  Acupuncture is commonly used for muscle soreness, nerve dysfunction, and anhidrosis. As an adjunct to conventional medicine, acupuncture can also improve quality of life in horses with chronic pain, equine asthma, poor appetite, and other chronic illnesses.