24 Hour Emergency Veterinary care

Your horse is in distress and needs help fast. Whether your horse is showing signs of a systemic problem, like colic, or a localized problem, like a wound, fast help is crucial to ensuring the best possible outcome for your equine partner. Not sure if your horse needs emergency veterinary care? When in doubt, call us! We are also one of the few Wisconsin Equine clinics with highly skilled veterinarians specializing in large animal technical rescue.

We have a veterinarian on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies. Once arriving at your farm, we will assess the situation and treat your horse accordingly. Each veterinary truck is equipped with portable digital radiograph machines, ultrasound units, and the necessary supplies to treat most injuries and ailments. We are an emergency veterinary clinic on wheels.

Our veterinarians have years of experience dealing with emergencies, including large animal technical rescue. If your horse requires hospitalization services, we can refer you to the best hospital or clinic that will be able to care for your equine partner.

If your horse is in need of emergency care,

Call (608) 845-6006

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Sometimes, horses get in tricky situations and need professional help to extricate themselves. While it is our nature as horse enthusiasts to rush in and try to help, the action we take can put our horses and ourselves at greater peril. If your horse is in a tight spot, contact us for advice or assistance and we will provide appropriate and safe rescue services and techniques.

After evaluating the situation and the health of your horse, we will determine the fastest, safest way to extricate her.  Often, proper rescue techniques will prevent additional injuries that could keep your horse from returning to performance. Whether your horse is retired and living on pasture or competing nationally, these emergencies require specific technical skills that greatly increase the chances of a positive outcome when your horse is trapped.

Dr. Howard Ketover has particular interest in emergency rescue, and has established a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that responds to large animal emergencies – Wisconsin Large Animal Emergency Response.

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