Equine & Large Animal Services
Fourmile Veterinary Clinic is one of a select few animal hospitals in the area to offer veterinary care for large animals in addition to dogs and cats! Our facility is designed to make large animal care as effective and safe as possible. Many of our clients even travel far distances for our top-rate care.
The doctors at Fourmile Veterinary Clinic are highly experienced in the care of horses, cattle, and small ruminant. If you have a question about whether we can treat your animal - or your entire herd! - just give us a call. We offer a wide variety of basic and specialty services for large animals, such as:
- Radiology (X-Ray): By utilizing digital x-ray, rather than traditional film x-ray, we are able to take higher quality images with fewer radiation exposures, making x-ray safer and more effective for your animal. We also have a portable x-ray machine, allowing us to perform radiology on farm calls.
- Surgery: Our clinic is equipped with a padded surgery and recovery room for equine and small ruminant surgery, as well as an indoor head catch for bovine surgical procedures. We use electronic anesthesia monitoring throughout surgery to track heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygenation. Our doctors are experienced in many soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. If you have a question about a specific procedure for your animal, please give us a call.
- Dentistry: Routine dental care is an essential component of your horse's overall health, helping your horse reach maximum performance potential and extending lifespan. We offer professional equine dental cleaning with the PowerFloat system. Our equine service involves appropriate sedation and full mouth speculum in our equine stocks, ensuring a comfortable and thorough procedure.
- Pulmonary Arterial Pressure (PAP) Testing: Dr. Jeremy Ley is one of the very few veterinarians in the country trained to test for PAP in cattle. This test is a reliable predictor of susceptibility to developing congestive heart failure in high altitudes, often called brisket disease. Since it is so common for ranches in the western United States to be located at high altitudes, Dr. Ley has found this procedure to be very valuable for his clients. The susceptibility of brisket disease is moderately heritable, enabling producers who utilize PAP testing to prevent costly losses in their herds through selective breeding.
- Ambulatory Truck: We understand that transporting large animals like horses and cattle is not easy. At Fourmile, we perform farm calls when our clients lack convenient transportation to our hospital. Our ambulatory truck gives us the capability to provide routine care, emergency first aid, and some minor procedures from the comfort of your own facility.