Fast, responsible care-giving is critical when an emergency occurs. Our knowledgeable veterinarians quickly respond to your ailing horse. During the emergency procedure, we will keep you informed of all treatment options and related costs so you remain up-to-date and involved with your horse’s care.
Please call our office the moment an emergency happens. These are common conditions requiring emergency attention:
Non-weight-bearing lameness especially with leg swelling
Esophageal obstruction (choke)
- Excessive bleeding
- Severe diarrhea
Severe pain or collapse/falling
Poison ingestion (suspected or observed)
Trouble breathing or continual coughing
One of four veterinarians is always on call, 24/7. As we rotate emergency duty and nights on-call, one of us (Drs. Wheat, Peralez, Brown and our emergency associate, Dr. Susan Bauer) is always available by phone. Calling either of our phone lines after hours will get you straight to our answering service. They will send us your message immediately. If you don't hear from us within 20 minutes, please call back. Our veterinarians may already be at an emergency or may temporarily be out of phone range. Please be patient. Our promise to our clients is that one of our vets will call you as soon as possible.