Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, you can call or text us at: 817-609-4119. You can also email Dr. Boeche at Dr. Boeche is almost always on the road. All messages and emails will be answered within 24 hours.

FINANCIAL POLICY: Diamond J Veterinary Services is committed to providing high quality veterinary care. We can ensure such care is not compromised only if we receive prompt payment for our services and products. Therefore, PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF SERVICE. DJVS DOES NOT OFFER BILLING AT THIS TIME. We accept cash, credit, debit, and checks with appropriate identification.

SERVICE AREA: Dr. Boeche services a wide radius around Granbury. In an effort to conserve diesel fuel and cut costs to her clients, Dr. Boeche groups calls and tries to service only one “area” each day. That way the trip charge can be split amongst several owners. If you area unsure or you are outside of our service area and are interested in our services, please do not hesitate to contact us for details on getting service in your area.

We know that emergencies can be a stressful time for you and your horse. We will do our best to make your emergency as easy as possible.


Equine Veterinarians

Equine veterinarians are large animal practitioners that specialize in health management of horses.

Equine veterinarians are licensed animal health professionals who are qualified to diagnose and treat horses involved in competition and production. An equine vet can work many environments, but they generally work closely with both equine patients and their human owners.

The typical routine for an equine vet includes performing basic exams, giving routine vaccinations, drawing blood, prescribing medications, evaluating and suturing wounds, performing surgeries, and giving post-surgical exams.

Other duties may include performing pre-purchase exams, monitoring the reproductive health of breeding stallions and broodmares, assisting with foalings, and taking x-rays or ultrasounds. Equine veterinarians may work in conjunction with a farrier to correct angular limb deformities, solve lameness issues, and ensure that the foot is properly balanced.

It is common for equine veterinarians to work a five to six day week with additional “on call” emergency hours as needed. Work may occur outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions. Veterinarians, especially those working with large animals, follow proper safety precautions to minimize the risk of injury while working with their patients.

Education and Training

All equine veterinarians graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, the culmination of a rigorous course of study involving both small and large animal species. There are 30 accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States that offer the DVM degree.

Upon graduation, vets must also successfully complete the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE).

With over nine million horses in the United States alone, demand for equine medical services should continue to increase at a healthy rate for the foreseeable future.