We Focus On Your Horse's Health
Our veterinarians offer a combined 55 years of experience focusing exclusively on the needs of horses and their owners.
EMERGENCY SERVICES AVAILABLE 24/7
A painful or sick horse is never a pleasant experience. A veterinarian is available 24/7 on an on-call basis. In case of an emergency, the following is a list of helpful tips:
1. Be able to tell the on-call veterinarian your name, your exact location, and phone number. This will help the veterinarian determine how long it will take to get to your location and get in touch with you should he or she get lost.
2. The veterinarian will want to know your horse’s name, age, and breed. This may not seem relevant, but with this information, we are able to find your horse in our computer system to look at its previous medical history to help you manage your horse until we are able to get there.
3. Have a concise summary of your horse’s condition. Be able to inform the veterinarian whether your horse is up or down, lame, eating, drinking, bleeding, etc.
4. Know what medications or supplies you have or may have access to. If your horse’s condition does not sound critical or if there will be a delay before the veterinarian can see your horse, you may be instructed to administer a medication to manage the symptoms in the meantime.
We are happy to help you prepare an emergency kit if you wish.
AMBULATORY AND IN-CLINIC APPOINTMENTS
Our clinic is designed to perform outpatient procedures such as lameness evaluations and dental work. In addition, we are equipped to hospitalize patients who may require more intensive treatment than can be performed on the farm, including IV fluid administration and monitoring, frequent bandage changes, and medication administration.
In order to better care for our clients and patients we respectfully request that you provide 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your scheduled appointment. Failure to provide adequate notice may result in being charged an appointment cancellation fee of $45. We realize that this advance notice may not always be possible and individual circumstances will be taken into consideration when enforcing this policy.
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STEVE LATIMER, DVM OLIVIA SCHROEDER, VMD DABVP (EQUINE) KATHERINE SICKLER, DVM cVMA
NORTHWEST EQUINE VETERINARY ASSOCIATES