Equine Field Services

Our Equine field service provides field medicine and 24-hour emergency care for equine patients. We also have portable X-ray and ultrasound machines to aide in diagnosis of equine patients. Patients whose conditions are not treatable in the field can be referred to the medical center for further treatment. Generally, if the procedure does not require the animal to be placed under general anesthesia it can be done by our Equine Field Service clinicians.

Appointments are scheduled by calling the Large Animal reception desk at (515) 294-1500 anytime during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Appointment times and lengths vary, depending on the number of animals and procedures.

Dr. Joan Howard examining horse