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Mobile Equine Services

DJVS strives to provide the best in primary care for your horse.

PREVENTATIVE CAREhorse veterinarian texas diamond j vet services

Most have heard “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We can help you keep your horse healthy with:

  • General wellness exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Dental prophylaxis (floating)
  • Dental extractions
  • Custom deworming and feeding programs

TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION

We offer digital Coggin’s testing and health papers for travel within the US.

We also offer Coggin’s testing and health papers for travel outside the US.

Dr. Boeche is an official FEI-treating veterinarian who can answer your FEI-related questions.

SPORTS MEDICINE

Keeping your horse sound is important for their everyday life and well-being. Performing a thorough exam early is important to help identify the source of your horse’s discomfort. We also offer:

  • Diagnostic analgesia (joint and nerve blocks)
  • Portable digital radiography
  • Intraarticular, intravenous, and intramuscular joint therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care

DJVS wants to work with you and your farrier to keep your horse sound. Complimentary consultations with your farrier are included with every lameness exam. Immediate farrier attention is also available through Jason Terrell’s Horseshoeing with over 20 years of corrective care experience.

PREPURCHASE EXAMINATIONS

Prepurchase exams are performed to collect data on a horse’s current health status. Your future athlete will go through a thorough examination to better identify sources of lameness and potential medical problems. Radiographs, ultrasound, drug tests, and other lab work are available for an additional fee. These findings are meant to give you a better decision prior to purchasing and are not intended as a guarantee.

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Snotty nose? Chronic cough? We offer primary care for your horse’s internal medicine needs. 

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Integrative medicine is the practice of both modern western and traditional ancient therapies. Dr. Boeche combines traditional western and Chinese medicine to best suit each individual’s medical needs. Traditional Chinese medicine is great at treating the body as a whole with little side effects. The advances of Western veterinary medicine compliment non-traditional therapies, giving your horse the most complete care available.

In addition to her western veterinary educational background, Dr. Boeche offers:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Traditional Chinese veterinary herbal therapy

Just like with western medicine, not every patient may need or respond to alternative care. After examining your horse, Dr. Boeche will go over with you in-depth to see if your horse can benefit from these alternative treatments.

To learn more about traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and acupuncture, please visit: http://www.tcvm.com/About/WhatisTCVM.aspx.

Dr. Boeche is a certified veterinary acupuncturist from the Chi Institute and is currently completing her training in animal chiropractic care at Parker University. These services are also available to dogs and cats after consulting with your regular small-animal veterinarian.

SURGERY

Dr. Boeche is equipped to do routine surgeries at your facility. These include wound repairs, mass removals, and standard castrations (both testicles dropped).

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.

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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.