Compassionate, effective equine care.
For over 30 years our team of experienced veterinarians has made Blue Ridge Equine Clinic the obvious choice for discerning horse owners in Virginia and beyond. Whether the need is for surgery, diagnostic imaging , a challenging lameness work up, or simply prompt and thorough care for your everyday needs, your horse’s wellness will be our top priority. Blue Ridge Equine Clinic combines experience and compassion with cutting edge technology to provide you and your horse state of the art service with a personal touch.
Cute fuzzy foals, a future champion from your favorite mare….these are the images that make many of us consider breeding our favorite mare from time to time. It’s a big decision and we are here to help you every step of the way. Once you breed your mare, what are the next steps? Dr. Julia Hecking has put together […]
Ulcers are a man-made disease, affecting up to 90 percent of racehorses and 60 percent of show horses. Stall confinement alone can lead to the development of ulcers. A horse’s feeding schedule also can be a factor. When horses are fed just twice a day, the stomach is subjected to a prolonged period without feed […]
Choke is a common term for esophageal obstruction. The esophagus is the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach. If a horse does not chew and soften their food properly, food can become lodged in this tube, causing a blockage. This disorder is called “choke”, as the horse can look as if they […]