Presented by

Dr. Jeff Bunn
Dr. Stephanie Rubie

Why Does My Horse Need Well Care?

These days it takes an entire team to care for your horse - i.e. your veterinarian, your farrier, perhaps a barn manager or trainer, the feed salesman and you.  Equine Medical wants to be the team leader for the health care and wellness of your horse.  Our wellness program offers you a variety of services at a reasonable price.  You will no longer have to worry about your horse’s health care needs.  Our office staff will contact you to set up the necessary appointments.

The cornerstone of our wellness program is the physical exam.  During the physical exam, our doctor will thoroughly examine your horse’s mouth, eyes, ears, legs, heart, lungs, and evaluate intestinal motility.  At this time we also evaluate nutrition, body condition, and environment.  This is the time when you are able to express any concerns you may have and ask the doctor questions.  We will then administer vaccinations and collect fecal samples.

Good quality dental care is also key to maintaining a healthy horse.  Our wellness program will provide a dental prophylaxis, including sedation, in the fall.

We believe that well care can be a major deterent to colic.  So, as an added incentive, if your horse should require hospitalization for the treatment of colic, we will deduct 10% from the total bill if the horse has been hospitalized at our clinic.  This will apply to both surgically and medically treated colics.  Typically, the costs for hospitalization of a colic patient can range from $1000 to $8000.  Enrollment of your horse in our wellness program could easily save you from $100-$800. 

When your horse is enrolled in the wellness program, you have the peace of mind that you are providing your horse with exceptional health care.  We believe that by emphasizing preventative health care, your horse will have a much greater opportunity to maintain good health and perform at its absolute best.

The Objectives of Well Care

  • A solid client/patient/veterinarian relationship is developed.  Our  doctors get to know you and your horse before you may need emergency care.

  • You have the peace of mind that your horse is receiving the very best well care available.

  • Good preventative health care under the direction of an equine veterinarian significantly reduces the chances that your horse will require costly treatment for colic and other serious illnesses.

  • Our goal is to make preventative medicine accessible for all of our clients. By giving a discount on all services, our veterinarians will be able to work with the client to customize a health care plan for each individual horse, while the client saves money.

Equine Medical’s Wellness Program

Payment before January 31, 2018$344 for each horse enrolled

Payment between February 1 and February 28, 2018$364 for each horse enrolled

*Payment due at the time of enrollment.

  • Includes:
    • Wellness Exam
    • Vaccinations including EWT/West Nile Virus and Potomac Horse Fever/Rabies.
    • 2 Fecal Exams
    • Dental & Sedation
      Note: there may be an additional charge if your horse requires more sedation for their comfort and safety during the dental procedure.
      **Please note that call charges are no longer included in the prepaid portion of the Wellness Program.
  • Call Charges will be discounted 20% and will be payable at the time that Wellness Program services are rendered. Additional call charges will be discounted 20% throughout the year. Minimum call charge fees are not discounted.
  • Most additional services provided by our veterinarians throughout the year are discounted 10% including but not limited to:
    • Emergency Fees
    • Additional Vaccinations
    • Lameness Evaluations and Radiographs
    • Laboratory fees including Coggins testing
    • Interstate Health Papers
    • Endoscopy
    • Reproductive Services
    • Surgery
    • Acupuncture Treatments
    *Pharmaceuticals & some services are not included in this discount.
  • Program price must be paid in full at the time of enrollment. The discount applies to additional services from the date of enrollment until December 31, 2018.
  • To be eligible for the additional services 10% discount, payment must be made at the time of service.
  • All services included in the Wellness Program must be performed by November 15, 2018 for the comfort and  safety of your horse, as well as our veterinarian.
  • In the unfortunate circumstance of the death or sale of an enrolled horse, one transfer of the remaining  Wellness Program services may be made to another horse owned by the client. Wellness Program discount will not be transferred to the new horse if all Wellness Program services have been used by the horse that was originally enrolled.

Please contact Dixie for more information.  (616) 897-2615