Woodside Equine Clinic in Ashland is a veterinary hospital that offers preventative wellness care and emergency services for horses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just like humans, horses are hospitalized when they need care for serious conditions. During a typical day, the clinic’s staff may handle heart-pounding emergencies, routine checkups, and everything in between.
The staff includes two surgeons, six ambulatory (mobile) veterinarians and two interns. Several of Woodside’s ambulatory veterinarians have gone on to specialize in different aspects of equine veterinary medicine. The clinic’s owner, Dr. Scott Anderson, specializes in equine sports medicine, acupuncture and rehabilitation. Dr. David Stanford is a reproductive specialist, Dr. Meg Hammond is a certified equine acupuncturist and chiropractor, and Dr. Claudia True is pursuing a board certification in equine dentistry.
Woodside Equine Clinic houses patients in two barns. There are four intensive care units in the medicine barn, which is equipped with cameras for constant monitoring of critical patients. The medicine barn also contains three regular stalls, not monitored by cameras, which are used for elective procedures on otherwise healthy horses. Potentially infectious cases are housed away from the general population in isolation stalls. The breeding barn can house three pregnant mares in its camera-monitored stalls, six breeding mares and a stallion.
The clinic’s staff is on call to respond to emergencies around the clock. Horses arriving at the facility are given physical examinations that include checking vital signs, listening to heart and lungs and assessing pulse rate. The staff may encounter conditions, such as severe colic or orthopedic issues, that require surgery and recovery care. The team remains constantly ready to deal with any situation that may present itself.