At WVC, we realize that your large animal care requirements may not be limited to bovine or other types of food animals. We are also pleased to offer a wide variety of services specifically tailored to your equine-related needs. Please contact our office for more information.
Coggins Testing & Health Certificates –
Our veterinarians are well-versed in the paperwork required for transporting your horse across state lines. So before you pack that trailer, don’t forget your current Coggins test and health certificate! Be sure to contact us a few weeks in advance, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need for a successful trip. We are also happy to help your horse become up to date on vaccines while we’re there to ensure their health and safety.
Disease Prevention –
We recommend a yearly physical exam to make sure your horse is performing at his or her fullest potential. During a physical exam, we will talk to you about deworming protocols, vaccination programs, as well as diet recommendations. We will also look for small signs of early health problems to help you avoid more serious problems later on down the road.
Emergency And Critical Care –
Every horse owner fears finding their horse rolling at feeding time or seeing a wound when they come in from pasture. For these times of need, we offer a round the clock emergency service for both quick and compassionate care. Typical emergency situations can include colic, lacerations, and ophthalmic issues. If you have a question about whether or not your animal should be seen after hours, please feel free to call our office, where you will be able to discuss your concerns with an on-call veterinarian.
We can perform routine gelding (castration), laceration repairs, enucleation and minor surgical procedures. If the situation fall outside of our expertise we offer numerous referral possibilities. We always have your patients long term health in mind!
As internal parasites become stronger, we need to be more careful about when and why we deworm. We recommend performing a microscopic fecal exam before choosing a deworming product. If your horse is a patient of ours, you can drop off a fecal sample at the clinic or we can get one during a physical exam. Our experienced veterinary technicians will determine the type and number of worm eggs in your horse’s stool. With your horse, the time of year, and their fecal results in mind, we will recommend the appropriate, most effective dewormer. We will also be happy to consult with you about pasture rotation, manure management and other ways to decrease the number of worms in your horse’s environment.
The wide variety of horse vaccines available can be overwhelming at times, but our knowledgeable veterinarians can help you decide which vaccines will best fulfill your horse’s needs.
Dental Care –
If you are noticing that your horse is losing weight, dropping feed, not eating as well, or even tossing their head and not accepting the bit, they could be in need of some serious dental care. We offer several quality options for referral. We want your equine pal to have the best quality care possible and appreciate helping you make that happen!