Ambulatory and Emergency

Ambulatory and Emergency

One of the primary goals of our practice is to provide prompt, high quality medical and surgical care in the field. Arizona Equine veterinarians provide comprehensive routine care to our patients on the farm from 8am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Digital radiography, ultrasound and dentistry equipment are available for use by the ambulatory staff. The hospital has four ambulatory vehicles to travel to your farm or home.


Arizona Equine provides responsive services 24/7 for your equine partner. When you have a sick or injured horse time is critical! Our veterinarians and technicians understand how critical emergency services are to your horse’s well-being. We have a full service emergency clinic located in the greater Phoenix area. Arizona Equine has four compassionate veterinarians and three experienced veterinary technicians readily available to help you and your horse every evening and weekend. After hours call the veterinarian directly at 480-322-9310

A few of the field services include:

The doctors perform castrations with the horse under anesthesia and lying down for safety purposes.

Horses can develop a variety of lumps or bumps, such as sarcoids, which we can diagnose and remove in many cases.

In the field, veterinarians perform surgical repair, bandaging, and application of casts to treat many wounds.

Newborn foals should receive a complete physical examination within the first 24 hours of life to determine overall health, vigor, and attitude. Arizona Equine recommends a blood test to determine immune status to help reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening diseases during early development.

Utilizing state-of-the-art digital radiograph equipment, radiographic evaluations of the skeletal system including the head, and distal extremities for lameness. visits.

In addition to lameness and emergency evaluations, we use our ultrasound capabilities to help assess and monitor mares throughout pregnancy.

Regular vaccinations prevent disease from harmful viruses such as rabies and other harmful pathogens. This helps to keep your horse safe, as well as protecting other horses that might come in contact with your horse. The recommended minimum core vaccine program includes rabies, eastern and western equine encephalitis, West Nile virus, and tetanus. Other vaccines may be recommended based on your horse’s needs.

Arizona Equine doctors will guide you in the development of de-worming programs tailored to each horse’s needs.

Proper nutrition is a must for all horses and often requires special tailoring to each horse to maximize their health and prevent adverse effects due to certain pre-existing conditions. Dental Care: Annual oral examinations and floats (filing down sharp points and maintaining an even surface to the teeth) to help maximize your horses’ digestion and athletic performance. This in turn helps them maintain their body condition as horses’ age. We also provide conservative treatments to prevent early loss of teeth as well as tooth extractions when necessary.