Gulf Island Veterinary Clinic

540 Lower Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K2P6

(250)537-5334

www.gulfislandvet.com

Equine Services

Wellness care- "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" That saying holds true for horses also. As part of our routine care we provide vaccinations, deworming, and dental care with a power float. At the time of service we can discuss any issues you may have with your horse including nutritional needs, training programs, geriatric care, etc..

Time of need care- We offer care for your horse in case of medical colic, sickness, lameness, injury, metabolic problems, or chronic illness. We are equipped to provide intravenous fluids and in house laboratory provides results quickly. Emergency care for our REGULAR clients is provided on a 24 hour basis.

Geriatric care- Aged horses can have sub-clinical health care issues that can be identified and treated before they become a problem. If your horse is over 15 years of age we recommend a complete physical examination and blood testing to establish baseline values.

Lameness examination- Evaluate the locomotion of your horse. We use a variety of techniques to identify the source(s) of lameness including physical examination and palpation, flexion tests, and joint and nerve blocks. We also use acupuncture points to pinpoint where the issues are!

Surgery- Standing or recumbent surgery of the horse is performed for castration, biopsy and laceration repair. More complicated procedures may be referred to a specialist.

Tonometry- is a procedure that measures the intraocular pressure of the eyeball and is useful in detecting glaucoma and uveitis.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine- We can help you with lameness, behavioural, immune mediated disease, Cushings or PPID, digestive issues and skin and allergies by assessing your horse wholly -body, personality and spirit.  We can smooth out issues with acupuncture and chinese herbs.