Brandon Equine Medical Center provides ambulatory services for our clients in a multi-county radius to some locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties, as well as the southern counties of Sarasota and Manatee.
Brandon Equine Medical Center is a full-service equine hospital and ambulatory practice. Our practice features veterinarians that are ACVS board-certified surgeons, ultrasound specialists, board-certified internal medicine specialist, consulting board-certified ophthalmologists, and consulting dermatologists. In addition to 24/7/365 emergency care, we provide outpatient services by appointment Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. A limited number of evening and Saturday appointments are at times available.
Routine Wellness Care
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If your horse is experiencing a health emergency, please call 813-643-7177 for immediate assistance. Brandon Equine provides ambulatory emergency services during regular business hours. Brandon Equine continues to see emergencies at the clinic 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At the clinic, there will be two levels of emergency service:
1) First opinion emergencies are seen by either a junior associate or a senior general practitioner, or
2) Emergencies seen by one of our specialists.
Full details of these options and what is best for the horse will be discussed at the time you call the clinic with an emergency. Additionally, we recommend that you speak with one of our veterinarians to discuss having Dormosedan Gel and Banamine on hand that you can administer on our direction in order to facilitate transport to the clinic if or when needed.
In May 2016, our Sports Medicine Center opened at our clinic location. This center features air-conditioned diagnostic imaging and treatment rooms; image viewing and consultation room; day stalls; farrier workstation; lameness pad; and a riding ring for observing movement under saddle.
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The pre-purchase examination provides the prospective buyer with pertinent information regarding the health and soundness of the horse in question. Brandon Equine Medical Center routinely performs pre-purchase examinations on horses for the prospective buyer, which usually include a detailed physical exam of the horse and assessing all the body systems, including heart and lungs, the eyes, and the musculoskeletal system. After the physical exam has been done, the horse is evaluated for soundness. This portion of the pre-purchase exam involves watching the horse in hand with flexion tests, on the lunge line, and, in some cases, under saddle. The prospective buyer is provided with a complete, typed report of the clinical findings and assessment.
Additional evaluation can be done with standard radiographic views at the owner’s request or as directed by the veterinarian examining the horse. In some cases, ultrasound and upper airway endoscopy can also be performed to complete the evaluation. Routine blood work (CBC and chemistry) and drug screening can also be done at the prospective purchaser’s request. Brandon Equine also offers a more detailed examination of the horse’s eyes by our boarded ophthalmologist with certification at a minimal additional cost.
While we cannot “pass” or “fail” a horse, Brandon Equine offers a most thorough and detailed assessment of the horse from which the prospective buyer can make an informed decision.
If you would like to schedule a pre-purchase exam, please call us at (813) 643-7177. Please complete our pre-purchase form prior to your visit.
- Breeding management, artificial insemination, fresh or cooled shipped semen
- Breeding soundness evaluations
- Fetal sexing
- Management of the pregnant mare
- Neonatal and foal care
- Preparation for embryo foal care
- Pregnancy diagnosis
Breeding packages are available.
Integrative Medicine: Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
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Expert equine care in Brandon, FL.
From our board-certified horse surgeons and board-certified internists to our professional and courteous staff, at Brandon Equine Medical Center, we are committed to the health and well-being of all breeds and sizes of horses. In the field, as an outpatient, or when admitted to the horse hospital, we treat every horse like our own and every client as the most important.