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Equine Medical

Whether you are training the next Queen’s Plate winner, or enjoying quiet trails through our beautiful countryside, our large animal veterinarians are here for you!

Our mixed & large animal veterinarians are equipped to handle and service a wide range of needs. We are available for emergencies 24/7 for our regular clients.

Equine practice is as complex as our small animal counterpart. Medical services range from wellness examinations, to complicated medical issues that affect young and old alike.

Our clinic is pleased to offer EIA testing (Coggins) for export and competitions. Please note that as this requires additional certification, Dr. Shauna O’Brien is our current veterinarian licensed by the CFIA to carry out this testing.

Wellness and Vaccines

All horses should have an annual wellness exam. This often enables us to detect problems early on, and allow appropriate intervention. Problems your veterinarian can pick up at a wellness check include COPD (heaves), Osteoarthritis (spavin, ringbone) and dental disease.

Our veterinarians assess teeth annually. In recent years, an overenthusiasm for ‘floating teeth’ has led to its own problems. Our vets are trained to decide whether or not dental work is necessary, and can help clients prevent further problems.

Our vaccination protocol is dependent on the type of work and environment your horses and/or donkeys are exposed to. Our current vaccine reccommendation are;

  • Rabies
  • Eastern & Western Encephalitis
  • Tetanus
  • West Nile

Optional vaccines are;

  • Flu/Rhino
  • Strangles
  • Potomac Horse Fever

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine issues can be acute or chronic in nature.


These issues include Colic, intoxication and infectious diseases. Our veterinarians can use in-house and reference laboratories for blood and tissue sampling to help diagnose the problem. We are also equipped to offer on-farm supportive care to combat medical colics, and others.


Chronic medical diseases include heaves, PPID (Cushings), and arthritis. Our veterinarians can work with you to help improve your horse’s quality of life with medicinal, nutritional and housing advice.

Pre-purchase Examinations

Our clinic offers PPEs of varying levels, depending on the buyer’s choice.

Level 1 involves an initial full physical exam, lameness trot-ups and circles (including flexions), a post-exercise exam and hoof testing.

Level 2 involves all of Level 1, plus additional imaging that is sent to a specialist for review.

Level 3 involves all of Levels 1 and 2, plus additional blood testing for medications.

We recommend avoiding conflicts of interest.