Notice Of Intravenous (IV) Fluids Supply Challenges

At Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, our goal is to always provide the best quality equine veterinary care for our patients and their owners. We strive to do so at a reasonable cost and as such, want to make you aware of an industry wide increase in the cost of fluids.

As availability of intravenous (IV) fluids continues to be impacted by regulatory constraints and human health demand such as dialysis, our cost to secure fluids for our patients has risen. Due to increased manufacturing costs from our external suppliers, clients will incur a price increase if fluids are required for the care of your animal(s).  Many of our suppliers have absorbed a portion of the increased supply cost in their effort to minimize the impact on veterinarians and equine owners.

Although our suppliers have taken actions to increase capacity, we expect continued supply challenges throughout 2015 and 2016. As always, your animal’s care is our primary concern. Please let us know whenever we may be of help in any way. We appreciate the trust you place in us.