- Have your horse caught in a stall or small pen with halter on and lead rope nearby.
- Brush your horse and clean its hooves out with a hoof pick.
- If you are a new client, please have a copy of your horse’s vaccination history and previous medical history available for us to read over at the visit. We must know any related drug or vaccination allergies.
LIVESTOCK – (Cattle, Alpacas/Llamas, Sheep)
- Have your animal caught in a small pen near a head catch/chute system. If you do not have a head catch, then have a rope halter on your animal.
- Please give us the full history of the current medical problem as well as vaccination and deworming history. Current diet or dietary changes, birthing dates, and breeding dates are also important for us to know.
- If we will be treating any small animal patients while on the farm, have them contained in a room, stall or carrier.
We would much rather spend our time properly diagnosing and treating your animal than standing by while you attempt to catch them! If you are concerned about having the ability to catch your animal, please inform us ahead of time so we can advise you on what to do. We generally charge by the hour for assistance restraining an animal while we are on the farm.
The nature of large animal work can involve risk of injury. We ask you to understand if we request one of our employees restrain your animal or if we recommend sedation for a procedure. There are times when we may decline services on an animal if the risk of injury to itself or a human is too great. Ask us about work you can do at home to desensitize your animal to routine veterinary procedures.
Payment is expected at the time of services. Feel free to contact us for an estimate prior to our visit if needed.