Equine Veterinary Practice is a two veterinarian, exclusively equine practice located between Lexington and Louisville, in Central Kentucky. The practice is 75% ambulatory to farms located within a 100 mile radius and 20% consultation/referral work in the practice facility.
The practice facility is limited to an office, laboratory, stable area, surgery/recovery stall combination. Pharmacy, drug storage, work area, examination area with stocks and portable radiology are on site. Minor surgery and standing procedures are performed in our facility. All major surgical cases are referred and/or accompanied to equine hospital facilities in Lexington, KY.
The case load is general equine practice on a wide range of breeds and types of horses with an emphasis on dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. The practice base comes from local breeding farms, show horse and racing training centers, and race tracks. Preventative dental work is performed on practice horses and other horses in large Saddlebred/Thoroughbred stables in the surrounding areas. Dental cases are seen on a referral basis from a large number of practitioners in the local areas as well as other parts of the country, at a rate of 10-15 cases per week. Cases consist of horses with diseased or malerupted teeth, mandibular and facial fractures and dental avulsions, oral and facial tumors, and congenital or developmental maxillofacial deformities. Radiographic consultations are routinely requested of this practice, 10-20/month.
Associated Veterinarians and special expertise available
- Jack Easley, DVM, MS, DABVP
- Josh Ballard, DVM
Preceptors are exposed to virtually all areas of clinical case work. In the specialty area of dentistry, they are additionally instructed in oral examination and the proper use of dental equipment, preventative and operative dental techniques, restraint and anesthesia. In the past 20 years, we have hosted over 100 American students and veterinary externs from all over the US, Italy, Slovenia, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Germany, England, Sweden, South Africa and South America. These interesting people spend extended blocks of time in my practice gaining exposure to equine dentistry. Having a unique caseload and specialty area in dentistry makes private practice and student instruction easy and rewarding for all.
Student preceptors are responsible for assisting the veterinarians on daily farm calls and clinic cases. The spring consists of mostly mare and foal work and emergencies. The preceptor will help with stallion collections and semen preparation for breeding.
Preparation and transportation of cooled and frozen semen is performed on the majority of Saddlebred farms we serve. Reproduction services are performed in the mornings with afternoons scheduled for dental work, 3-4 days a week. Additionally, a significant amount of lameness work, podiatry, and prepurchase evaluations are scheduled.
8-10 hour days and on-call status for weekends
Equine Veterinary Practice, LLC
P.O. Box 1075
Shelbyville, KY 40066
Signature on file: Jack Easley, DVM, MS, DABVP