We offer advanced and complex surgical procedures in the surgical suite of the equine hospital. Some of these surgeries include (but are not limited to):
Please feel free to call to discuss surgeries offered at our hospital.
Our veterinarians will work with you to meet your soundness goals for your horse – whether it be pasture comfort, trail riding soundness or excelling in competition. Sound equine motion involves integration between the four limbs as well as the trunk. A soundness evaluation allows us to begin to understand the root(s) of your horse’s condition.
We are proud to offer the following reproductive services:
Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.
A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions—such as kidney, heart, or liver disease—can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.
When it comes to an emergency with your horse, you will want the best available care, by a doctor who has the knowledge and expertise to deliver the best possible outcome for you and your horse.
Dr Stacie G. Boswell is a Board-Certified Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and she is ready with our fully stocked ambulatory vehicle; equipped to provided routine and emergency care in the field when and where you need it.
We serve the Gallatin Valley, Lower Shields, Paradise Valley, Madison River Valley and beyond.
Emergency services are offered on a daily basis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For optimal care, certain elective procedures and emergencies cannot be provided in the field. If this is the case, with your horse, our doctors will work with you to determine the best course of action to ensure your horse receives the greatest opportunity for successful treatment and recovery, in our advanced medical hospital. Treatment may include; surgery, intravenous fluids for colic, bandage changes and medications for severe wounds.
Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful in veterinary patients. One of these advances, endoscopy, has proven to be a powerful diagnostic and therapeutic tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, we consider it a goal to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are proud to offer endoscopy as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.
A fiberoptic endoscope is a long, narrow tube with a tiny camera at the tip. An endoscope can be rigid or very flexible, depending on what procedure it is used for. It can also be sterilized so that it can safely be inserted into the body. Endoscopic equipment can have many uses in veterinary medicine. For example, with a patient under anesthesia, an endoscope can be inserted into the mouth (to examine the esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine), nose (to examine the trachea [windpipe] and main airways), or anus (to examine the colon and lower intestine). An endoscope can be inserted through a small incision into a body cavity to permit us to examine the surface of organs, such as the liver or kidneys, or to look inside a joint, such as the knee. We can even use an endoscope to remove small objects that your animal swallows or to perform biopsies of internal organs.
Endoscopy provides us with a full-color, magnified view of the area of interest. Additionally, endoscopic procedures are usually non-invasive or minimally invasive. We strive to offer our patients the highest level of medicine, and we are glad to be able to offer endoscopy as one of our diagnostic procedures.
With our fully equipped in house laboratory we are able to run complete blood counts (CBCs), fibrinogen, chemistry panels, and electrolytes, urinalysis, clotting profiles, and many others which can be a very valuable tool in late night or a time sensitive emergency.
We also provide manual tests such as fecal egg counts, cytology, lactate, and IgG testing for foals.
In addition to our extensive list of in-house diagnostic capabilities, we partner with many outside laboratories to offer several other tests such as histopathology, cultures and sensitivities, therapeutic drug monitoring, progesterone levels, and Coggins testing for EIA.
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic tool used to “look inside” the body using a flexible tube in conjunction with a tiny camera. This gives us the ability to look into the throat and upper airway as well as the urogenital tract. We have the ability to efficiently and effectively diagnose breathing problems, gastric ulcers and urinary problems.
Ultrasound provides high quality images for evaluating tendons, ligaments, joints, soft tissue structures, and ultrasound guided injections.
A digital radiograph (x-ray) provides us with high quality, high contrast diagnostic images immediately, reducing stress on our patients. This technology also allows us to quickly share these images with our clients and/or other veterinarians through e-mail or saved data files.
We offer a “farrier series” x-ray which consists of 2 views of both front feet. Your farrier can use these images to guide their work. The images will show the internal bony structures of the hoof as well as various angles of the hoof, to support proper shoeing and care.