Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your horses healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. St. Joseph Equine Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all horses need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery. Your horse’s health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your horse the best possible care.



Ambulatory Services

Here at St. Joseph, Cold Spring & Paynesville, we are proud to offer ambulatory services. For most procedures, it is much easier for our veterinarians and staff to come to you than it is for you to bring your horse into our office. For this reason, we are proud to be able to offer ambulatory services.

We will come to your farm and horse for a variety of purposes. The most common reason for our visit is to do wellness examinations and vaccinations, though we are also able to perform dentistry too. We commonly travel to perform pre-purchase examinations so that you can ensure that you are buying a healthy animal.
Lameness examinations can also be performed at your farm. After the initial physical examination, we have the ability to take radiographs and perform ultrasonography right then and there. Our veterinarians are also skilled at performing all sorts of therapies on site. They can do shockwave therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and much more.

We are able to perform routine surgeries at your farm, including castrations. We do many wound repairs in the field. Some tumors are small enough to be removed at your farm instead of our surgical suite.

Routine reproductive examinations can usually be done at your place too. We can use an ultrasound to gauge the stage of estrous before artificially inseminating a mare. We will follow up with ultrasonography to check for pregnancy. We can help with difficult births also.

We are also proud to offer ambulatory emergency services for patients that get hurt and need immediate care, whether we are open or not. If we are open, one of our veterinarians will come over as soon as they are able. When our office is closed, one of our veterinarians is on call. After calling, you can determine with our on-call veterinarian how quickly your horse needs to be seen.

Our trucks are stocked with a full pharmacy so that your horse can get any medications that he or she needs right away. It is our goal to be a one-stop shop so that your horse can get the care he or she deserves.

If you have any questions about our ambulatory services, don’t hesitate to contact us today at .

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Preventive Health Care

At St. Joseph, Cold Spring & Paynesville we strive to provide complete and compassionate total care for your horse. Our well-rounded team of veterinarians are capable of handling a variety of equine medical conditions and concerns and are proud to provide our equine patients and owners with the care they need.

Our general and preventative health services include annual physical examinations, routine vaccinations, dental exams, deworming programs, hoof care consults, basic blood work, feeding consultations, and fecal exams. We will work with you to determine which services are ideal and necessary for your horse throughout the year so that we can continue to monitor your horse’s health and wellbeing.

We are also proud to offer internal medicine services and use various equine imaging systems such as digital ultrasounds, endoscopic studies, and radiographs to help diagnose more internal conditions. These technologies enable us to identify problems within the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, muscles, and other internal organs.

From monitoring your horse’s general health to diagnosing and treating a more complex condition or injury, our experienced staff will put our best skills at your disposal. We will discuss all possible treatment options with you to ensure your horse gets the best care possible. Our goal is to keep our patients functioning at optimal levels so they can live long, full, and comfortable lives.

For more information on equine medicine and our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at .

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We are proud to offer equine dentistry and provide care for your horse’s entire oral cavity. A horse’s teeth and jaw function are vital to their overall well being, so dental care is an important part of your horse’s health.

We provide floating for horses as well as a range of routine to advanced services. Proper dental care will ensure that your horse’s teeth are not causing discomfort, pain, or other potential health issues.

Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like more information on how we can provide dental care for your horse. We would be happy to speak with you and we welcome your call.

Lameness Exams

A horse’s mobility is vital to their everyday life and happiness, so lameness can be a major issue. Lameness is any abnormality in the gait or stance, usually caused by pain, illness, or injury of some sort.

There are a variety of causes, so a thorough examination may be necessary to determine the issue. We have vast experience treating lameness, so rest assured that your horse is in good hands.

If your horse is dealing with lameness issues or any sort of mobility problem, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at .

Laboratory Services

  • In-House Coggins Testing (USDA Certified Lab)
  • Equine Profile/Complete Blood Count
  • Lyme/Anaplasma Titre
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal Testing


Here at St. Joseph, Cold Spring & Paynesville, we are proud to offer equine digital radiology. Our hospital is dedicated to staying up to date with the newest advances in veterinary medicine. We strive to diagnose and treat your horse the easiest way possible.

For this reason, we use digital radiology, which is the best way to get quality x-rays quickly and efficiently. Your horse’s digital images are ready almost instantly for us to view. Also, instead of taking film after film to adjust the settings, we can simply adjust the contrast on the computer. This means that we can take fewer films and not expose your horse to as much radiation.

Digital x-rays are great for diagnosing lameness in horses. We can quickly and efficiently diagnose your horse, whether he or she is suffering from laminitis, a broken bone, or anything else.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions about digital x-rays or would like to schedule a consultation for your horse.

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Here at St. Joseph, Cold Spring & Paynesville, we are proud to offer equine surgery. We are pleased to be able to perform some surgeries at your farm, including castrations and some mass removals. We also have a state-of-the-art surgical suite at our hospital so that we can perform larger and more complex procedures.

It is our hospital’s goal to stay on top of the latest advances in veterinary medicine. We are constantly learning about new surgical techniques so that we can perform procedures as easily as possible.

We use the latest and safest anesthesia to ensure your horse has the quickest recovery possible. We also use the best monitors during surgery to keep an even better eye on your horse’s vitals.

We will do everything we can to ensure that your horse has a successful surgery. We are also here for you. We know and understand how stressful the whole process can be, so if there is anything we can do to help, just let us know.

If you have any questions about equine surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us today at .

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