Equine Field Service
Welcome to the Equine Field Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Continuing a long-standing service to our local communities, we regularly provide on-site care for horses at their stable, ranch or farm. Faculty and resident veterinarians in the Equine Field Service provide scheduled and emergency care through a 24-hour mobile veterinary practice within a defined local area that stretches from Vacaville to West Sacramento to Capay.
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.
Joie Watson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Chief of Service
Isabelle Kilcoyne, MVB, DACVS
Emily Berryhill, DVM, DACVIM
Esther Millares Ramirez, LV