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Primary, emergency, and specialized care for horses and other equine


Whether your horse, donkey, mule, or zebra is here for a routine medical condition or for a specialized reproductive, medical, or surgical appointment, our board-certified theriogenologists, internal medicine specialists, and surgeons assisted by our experienced team and state of the art facilities will provide the best experience for you and your animal.

Common conditions we evaluate and treat

  • Lameness
  • Joint and fracture repair
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Colic  
  • Diarrhea
  • Pneumonia and asthma 
  • Neurological conditions 
  • Fertility Disorders 
  • Heart problems
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Poor performance
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sick foals
  • Renal disease
  • Cancer

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Referral Not Required

WSU’s Large Animal Services are located inside the Large Animal Barn at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

For appointments, please proceed up Ott Road to the large animal intercom. Before unloading your animal, proceed to the reception desk to have your animal admitted.

Medicine, Emergency & Critical Care

From routine wellness evaluations to diagnosis of complicated medical conditions and treatment of sick foals, we have the largest number of equine specialists in the area to care for your animal. We also offer 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency and critical care with intensive care and neonatal intensive care units.

Fourth-year veterinary student Landon Fitzgerald (right) provides medication to Sugar through an IV while WSU equine veterinarian Macarena Sanz (left) assists.

Primary care we offer

  • Wellness evaluation
  • Dental services
  • Strategic deworming
  • Vaccinations
  • Nutrition recommendations
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Infectious disease prevention and biosecurity


Advanced surgical and diagnostic procedures to get your horse back to peak performance.

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Some procedures we offer

  • Minimally invasive joint and abdominal surgeries: arthroscopy and laparoscopic
  • CT-assisted fracture repair
  • Respiratory surgery and static and dynamic evaluation for respiratory disease
  • Colic surgery and treatment
  • Advance diagnostic imaging tools for use in analyzing lameness
  • Surgical oncology: electrochemotherapy, laser surgery, and radiation


Reproductive care for your mare and stallion.

We specialize in

  • Diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive disorders
  • Artificial insemination with cooled and frozen-thawed semen
  • Embryo transfer
  • Management of high-risk pregnancies
  • Foaling and foaling complications management
  • Breeding soundness examinations of the stallion and mare
  • Semen collection and freezing

Mobile Veterinary Service

WSU’s Agricultural Animal and Equine Mobile Veterinary Service provides large animal care to patients within a 60-mile radius of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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Meet the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Team: Teri Olson

Teri Olson is a licensed veterinary technician in equine surgery at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She has helped to care for horses and other large animals while ensuring students receive the best possible training for nearly three decades.

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-Anne Hensley, veterinary hospital client

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