We provide care for horses, and most domestic farm animals including cattle, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, pigs, and companion pet pigs.

We have built an excellent facility for both regular appointments and emergency visits, but it is not staffed after hours. We cannot perform abdominal/colic surgery on horses and only admit mild colic cases that do not require overnight monitoring. We continue to utilize high-quality referral partners at University of Tennessee, NC State University, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, or Tryon Equine Hospital for those cases that need more oversight than we can provide. Systemically healthy horses that need daily care will be admitted to stay overnight at our facility on a case-by-case

Small Ruminant and Pig Haul-In Policy: We can provide the best, efficient care for the individual sick goat, sheep, and pet pig at our clinic and require that they are hauled to our facility.  Farm calls for these species are restricted to herd-health visits for wellness care for multiple animals.

Preventive Care

  • Vaccinations
  • Strategic deworming and fecal egg counts
  • Physical examinations
  • Dental exams, equine power floating, extractions
  • Coggins Testing (Equine Infectious Anemia)
  • Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (health certificates for travel)
  • Microchip Implantation (Registry:
  • Behavior and nutrition consultation

Sports Medicine

  • Equine Lameness
  • Pre-purchase exams
  • Joint Injections
  • Digital Radiograph
  • Digital ultrasound
  • Veterinary Medical Manipulation (chiropractic care)


Our surgery suite is designed for the smaller animals we treat, including pot-bellied pigs, sheep and goats, and young stock under 300 pounds. Common procedures include hernia repair, tube cystotomy for goats/sheep with urinary blockages, cesarean section, foreign body removal, mass removal, amputation, enucleation, mastectomy, pig spay and neuter, and more.

Equine surgery is limited to field conditions: castration and common standing procedures, such as dental extraction, sinus surgery, mass removal, enucleation, and laceration repair. Abdominal surgery and arthroscopic surgeries are referred for care under a boarded specialist.


  • Ultrasound (reproductive, abdominal, musculoskeletal)
  • Digital radiography (x-ray)
  • Endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Upper Airway)
  • In-House Bloodwork
    • Complete Blood Count
    • Serum Chemistry Analysis
  • Full service reference lab available for specialty testing and pathology


  • Hospitalization for continued medical care
  • Reproductive services: artificial insemination (equine and cattle), pregnancy diagnosis
  • Minor surgeries and castrations; laceration repair and wound care; cryosurgery
  • Humane euthanasia
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