When you are searching for an equine veterinary care clinic, you should expect high-quality care as well as great service. At Sonday Equine, our veterinary professionals strive to provide the best possible healthcare for your horses, small ruminanants and other farm animals, along with exceptional client service.
Your horse (or small ruminant) should have a wellness exam once or twice a year. By being proactive with your animal's health, you will be able to avoid more serious problems in the future. This visit includes a full physical examination, a brief soundness check and fecal sampling for parasite analysis. Dr. Sonday will also ask you about your animal’s health history. Be sure to tell the doctor all information that you have about your pet’s health at this veterinary visit.
In order for the exam to provide the best possible information, your horse's cooperation is essential. Most horses that have good manners and are comfortable being handled by people do well during a wellness exam. Your veterinarian can guide you in the safest way to hold your horse during the examination procedures. Small ruminants, llamas, alpacas and small pigs all need to be handled differently and we will guide you there as well. Appropriate restraint systems are required for safety when treating cattle and production pigs.
Changes to your animal’s health can often be so small that they go unnoticed. To assist your veterinarian in identifying potential problems, keep a regular journal of health problems, including changes in behavior, eating habits, urination patterns and bowel movements. Be sure to share this information with your veterinarian during the routine wellness exam. This journal is also a good place to make note of any health conditions experienced by your animal and the treatments used. If you ever move out of the area and need to change vets — or seek veterinary care while on the road — the journal will ease the transition.
To ensure the best experience for you and your animal, it is important to choose a veterinarian with whom both of you feel comfortable. At Sonday Equine, we strive to make every visit as stress free as possible. Dr. Sonday will also explain all the procedures that your animal undergoes, so you understand what to expect.
In some circumstances, we may refer you to a specialist who has advanced training in certain areas, such as equine surgery, lameness or ophthalmology. We will closely coordinate with the specialist, so your horse or farm animal receives the best possible care.
At Sonday Equine, e look forward to providing your animals with the unique lifelong care that they deserve.