What to Expect


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When you are searching for an equine veterinary care clinic, you should expect high-quality care as well as great service. At Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic, our expert team of veterinary professionals strives to provide the best possible healthcare for your horses at our state-of-the-art equine veterinary facility, along with exceptional client service.

Your horse should have a wellness exam at least once yearly. By being proactive with your horse’s health, you will be able to avoid more serious problems in the future. This visit includes a full physical examination, a brief soundness check and fecal sampling for parasite analysis. Our doctors will also ask you about your horse’s health history. Be sure to prepare all information that you have about your horse’s health for this veterinary visit.

In order for the exam to provide the best possible information, your horse’s cooperation is essential. Most horses that have good manners and are comfortable being handled by people do well during a wellness exam. Your veterinarian can guide you in the safest way to hold your horse and will often have their assistant restrain during the examination procedures.

Changes to your horse’s health can often be so small that they go unnoticed. To assist your veterinarian in identifying potential problems, keep a regular journal of your horse’s health problems, including changes in behavior, eating habits, urination patterns and bowel movements. Be sure to share this information with your veterinarian during the routine wellness exam. This journal is also a good place to make note of any health conditions experienced by your horse and the treatments used. If you ever move out of the area and need to change vets — or seek veterinary care while on the road — the journal will ease the transition.

To ensure the best experience for you and your horse, it is important to choose an equine veterinarian with whom both of you feel comfortable. At Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic, we have qualified staff members who are committed to easing the stress of your horse’s healthcare visit. Our doctors will always explain all the procedures that your horse undergoes, so you understand what to expect.

In some circumstances, we may refer you to a boarded specialist who has advanced training in certain areas, such as equine surgery. We will closely coordinate with the specialist, so your horse receives the best possible care.

Here at Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic, we look forward to providing your horse with the unique lifelong care that it deserves.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Colorado Springs Office

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Available for emergencies 24/7

Sunday:

Available for emergencies 24/7

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I've been using Dr. Andersen as my equine vet for almost 3 years. She is smart and professional, and always has my horses' (and my) best interest in mind. She thoroughly evaluates each animal and takes the time to explain treatment options. She is also an outstanding chiropractor; my good barrel horse Danny loves her! An added bonus to the practice is Dr. Calvacanti. She is hard working, well educated and eager to learn. I trust my horses' health to Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic."
    Mandy M. D.
  • "I have my horse in retirement and went away to London for a week. On the second day of my trip I got the dreaded phone call that my mare was colicing. With a team effort London was trailered to Rocky Mt equine clinic. The staff was fantastic about keeping me up to date and keeping me sane. They were upfront about the situation and very supportive with my decision. They also were more then happy to allow my mares companion donkey to spend the night. THANK YOU ALL!"
    Hannah D.
  • "Dr Shiloh has been AMAZING with my mare. She has been so informative and so kind to not just me but to my baby as well. Talk about incredible patience and awesome bedside manners!! The work she’s done and her ability to explain it and do what’s best for the animal has me in awe. I am So glad she was recommended to me. I will always call her or recommend her and this clinic to anyone. Beautiful facility. Wonderful people. The best care my horse could have ever gotten."
    Chelsey W.