Equine Emergency and Critical Care

About the Service

The Equine Emergency and Critical Care Service is dedicated to providing for the emergency medical needs of horses in the southeast region. Our board certified specialists and technical staff are committed to excellence in the care of critically ill equine patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The fully equipped JT Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital allows for the highest standard of care for our clients’ horses, day or night, as well as excellence in teaching for our veterinary students.

What We Do

The Equine Emergency and Critical Care Service is available to evaluate horses for diagnosis and treatment of emergency medical conditions outside of the normal operating hours for the JT Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital. The doctors and technical staff provide after-hours care on weekdays, throughout the weekend, and on all holidays. Horses can be evaluated with or without a referral from a veterinarian, and an appointment is not needed.

Who We Are

The Equine Emergency and Critical Care Service is supported by all of the equine faculty members and by a dedicated clinician that focuses on emergency admissions. Additionally, resident veterinarians who are training to become specialists in either equine surgery, internal medicine, theriogenology, or ophthalmology work on the service under a specialist’s direction. The Emergency and Critical Care Service has dedicated veterinary technicians who assist these veterinarians and senior level veterinary students in providing state-of-the-art patient care.

Residents from the Equine Internal Medicine, Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Equine Theriogenology, and Equine Ophthalmology services see patients after-hours, on weekends, and holidays. More information about the equine residents is provided with the service information linked above.

Patients at the LATH are managed 24-hours a day by a large team of dedicated staff members who implement all aspects of patient care.

Meet the Team