Large Animal Services

 

Drs. Jordan Holt and Amelia Whitelaw are excited to be working at Eastern Slopes Veterinary Services to offer on-farm large animal veterinary services in Black Diamond and the surrounding areas.


EMERGENCY SERVICES

Large Animal Emergency and After Hours Services

Dr. Holt and Dr. Whitelaw strive to be available for all of your emergency and after-hours services. Please contact the on-call veterinarian by calling the after-hours cell phone at 403-370-3499.


BOVINE SERVICES

All regular beef cattle veterinary services including bull breeding soundness evaluations, pregnancy diagnosis, obstetrical and calving assistance, herd health inquiries, and prescription consultation.


Pharmacy

We keep a variety of commonly needed bovine medications and supplies on hand. We are able to order medications and supplies and have them available in 1-2 business days if we don’t have what you need in stock.

Please call ahead for medication inquires and please note that all prescription products will require the creation of a prescription through discussion with a veterinarian prior to dispensing.


Referral

If a procedure cannot be completed on farm and a fully equipped veterinary facility is required, Dr. Holt can help you to find appropriate veterinary care.


EQUINE SERVICES

We offer on-farm health exams, pre-purchase exams, dentistry, lameness exams, and minor surgeries.


Equine Dentistry

Oral and dental care is a vital part of overall equine health. Our team is equipped to offer equine dentistry to clients who prefer having a veterinarian come to their farm or barn to provide this service. Feel free to contact the clinic to discuss equine dentistry in more detail if you have questions regarding this service.


Lameness Exam

We offer complete lameness work-ups to localize and identify your horse’s lameness. This includes flexion tests, nerve blocks, and diagnostic imaging. We can then offer a range of services to help treat the lameness and improve your horse’s comfort.


Diagnostic Imaging

We are equipped to perform on-farm radiographs (x-rays) and ultrasound.


Minor Surgery

We can provide surgical services for procedures that be safely performed in the field with the use of sedation and short acting anesthetics. This includes laceration repair, minor surgery, and castrations.


Routine Health and Wellness

We are happy to help you with general health inquires, vaccines, parasite control, nutrition, and other questions you may have regarding the care of your horse.


Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) Testing and Export Certification

Drs. Holt and Whitelaw are accredited to provide Coggins testing and Export Certificates for clients who are travelling to horse shows and to the USA. Please allow 7 business days prior to the date you plan on leaving to ensure that all the laboratory testing and federal endorsement of your export certificates can be completed on time. Typically, this can all be done in fewer than 7 days, but weather or transport delays beyond our control can hamper the process.

Please note the following information is required. Having this information ready on the day of the health examination and/or blood collection will help expedite the process:

EIA testing (Coggins)

  1. The owner’s name, address, and phone number
  2. The legal land description of the horse’s location
  3. The horses name, age, breed, color, and markings
  4. Any brands, tattoos, or other identification

Export Certification (Health Papers)

  1. Expected travel date
  2. Duration of time the horse will be in the USA
  3. The original or a copy of the negative EIA testing (Coggins) form
  4. Name of the owner of the horse (consignee)
  5. Name of the person taking the horse across the border (consignor)
  6. Address of the US destination
  7. Address of the Canadian premises of origin of the horse.

If you have any questions regarding the export certification process, please contact the clinic for further discussion.


Pharmacy

We keep a selection of commonly needed equine medications and supplies on hand. We are able to order medications and supplies and have them available in 1-2 business days if we don’t have what you need in stock.

Please call ahead for medication inquires and please note that all prescription products will require the creation of a prescription through discussion with a veterinarian prior to dispensing.


Referral

If  more advanced diagnostic and treatment options are required, we can help you get in touch with the appropriate veterinary services. For example, if your horse requires advanced ultrasonography, endoscopy, dentistry, or surgery, Drs. Holt and Whitelaw will help you get in contact with veterinary facilities that offer these options.