Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, there are times when all the veterinarians are scheduled in the field, so please call to schedule appointments in advance.
What do I do in an emergency?
Call the office immediately (775) 849-0120 during normal business hours, and the receptionists will route the nearest doctor to assist you. After hours, our answering service will page the doctor on call.
Do you service small animals?
No, unfortunately we are not equipped to handle dogs, cats, birds, rodents, or any other non-farm animals.
Where are you located?
We are located approximately 4 miles south of the Mt. Rose intersection (341/431 & 395) on the southwest corner of 395 and Laramie Drive.
What do I need to travel across state lines?
Horses older than 6 months of age will need a current Coggins test, a health certificate, and in most cases a brand inspection.
What is a Coggins Test?
A Coggins test is a blood test for equine infectious anemia (EIA). EIA is a highly infectious viral disease that is not treatable or preventable with a vaccine. Every state has restrictions on horses entering their state. We recommend testing at least 1 week prior to leaving the state in order to complete all the paperwork.
Do you perform brand inspections?
No. Contact Jennifer Bartlett (State Brand Recorder) at the Bureau of Livestock Identification (775) 688-1180.
What is a Pre-Purchase Exam?
A Pre-Purchase exam is recommended when you are buying a new horse. The buyer should make the appointment with the seller’s consent.
Can I request a particular doctor when I am making an appointment?
Absolutely, however in urgent situations we recommend the first available doctor to avoid any delay in proper medical care. Also during vaccination clinics, a particular doctor is assigned to each day and location. If you wish to schedule your vaccination clinic with a particular doctor, you may need to be flexible on the date of your clinic appointment.