Clinical Activities and Procedures

The Equine Field Service provides preventive health care procedures such as routine vaccinations and dentistry, and is also able to address health problems involving all body systems in the field including ocular, respiratory and dermatologic problems. Lameness examinations, pre-purchase examinations, medical and reproductive evaluations, and minor surgeries, are among the many services offered. In addition, diagnostic procedures such as digital radiography, high resolution ultrasound, and dynamic endoscopy, can be performed in the field. Field Service veterinarians can also access more advanced diagnostic and specialized services by direct referral and transfer of cases to colleagues at the VMTH.