Teaching of future equine veterinarians and specialists plays a large role in this department’s efforts at NC State Veterinary Medicine. The equine clinical sciences program encompasses clinical service, research, and teaching. Clinical service is related to work in the NC State Veterinary Hospital for referring veterinarians and their clients or can occur in the hospital of a requesting veterinarian.
Research involves examining hospital data retrospectively or prospectively or doing basic studies. Teaching includes lecturing and working with veterinary students in the clinics, working with house officers and post-graduate students, or developing training programs in the Equine Hospital or in out-reach programs for practicing veterinarians.
In the Spotlight: NC State Equine Trio Receive Rehabilitation Board Certification
Dr. Rich Redding, along with Dr. Lauren Schnabel, and Catherine McDonald are in the early stages of developing a leading Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service for NC State’s Veterinary Hospital.
The new integrated program will include unique opportunities for NC State to expand the current knowledge base with leading equine research in the Sports Medicine field while adding valuable experiential learning opportunities to the DVM curriculum…
Learn about Equine clinical services at the NC State Veterinary Hospital
We provide year-round equine emergency care, 24/7, for critically ill and injured animals, neonatal intensive care and high-risk pregnancies, and urgent care (same-day, no appointment) equine patients.
Our collaborative medical teams include board-certified surgeons and specialists in reproduction, anesthesiology, pain management, sports medicine, rehabilitation, radiology, and equine/large animal internal medicine.
The Equine Health Program at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine brings together horse owners, veterinarians, and college faculty on the issues, research, and advancements concerning horse health in North Carolina and beyond.
Equine Health Symposium
The 2016 Equine Health Symposium will be held on March 5-6. This set of seminars will provide attendees with the most up-to-date information currently available in a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, Veterinary Business Management, Ophthalmology, Diagnostic Imaging of the Head, Neck, and Upper Airway, Comparative Anatomy, Equine Insurance, and Infectious Disease. Each day is tailored to a specific audience.
Support the Equine Health Program
NC State Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Health Program (EHP) strives to educate members of the horse industry, bring discoveries to practice that enhance the health and performance of horses in North Carolina, and train the next generation of equine veterinary clinicians, teachers, and researchers.
Gifts to the Equine Health Program are used to support these activities by funding training expenses for residents, interns, and veterinary students; providing seed funding for research projects; and offering matching funds to obtain state of the art equipment and technology for the Veterinary Hospital, research laboratories, and educational programs.
You can support the work of future equine veterinarians with a tax-deductible donation (please chose “other” and indicate the name “Equine Health Program” in your gift).
- American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
- American Association of Equine Practitioners. This site has an excellent owner eduction section.
- North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
- American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
- NetVet Veterinary Resources. In existence since 1994, this extensive clearinghouse of information for veterinarians includes the World Wide Web Virtual Library of Veterinary Medicine.
- The HayNet. A huge compendium of horse sites on the Web.
Residents and Interns
Large Animal Hospital