The Equine Medical Center offers comprehensive care for equine athletes of all breeds and ages. Our experts in sports medicine and rehabilitation, surgery, internal medicine, and farriery work closely with referring veterinarians and owners to restore and maintain sport horses at optimal health.

  • Our specialists use state-of-the-art technology and facilities, including a comprehensive suite of diagnostic imaging modalities and the Lameness Locator, a wireless motion analysis system used to detect asymmetries in gait, to evaluate equine lameness.
  • Among our full spectrum of specialty lameness treatment services are regenerative medicine, therapeutic farrier services, fracture repair, and minimally invasive surgical procedures such as arthroscopy and tenoscopy.
  • Learn more about Lameness Diagnosis and Treatment available at the center.

Upper airway disease is a common performance-limiting problem in equine athletes. The signal may be respiratory noise but silent obstructions can also occur.

  • Our experts evaluate airway function using specialized diagnostic procedures including video endoscopy, radiography, and ultrasonography; and dynamic endoscopy when conditions manifest only during exercise.
  • We offer conventional and laser surgery procedures to help address laryngeal hemiplegia (roaring), dorsal displacement of the soft palate, epiglottic entrapment, and arytenoid chondritis.
  • Learn more about Upper Respiratory Medicine and Surgery available at the center.
  • In-house therapeutic farrier services offered by Certified Journeyman Farrier Paul Goodness and his team provide a collaborative environment for our specialists to assess and treat complicated podiatry issues in your sport horse.
  • Learn more about Therapeutic Farrier Services available at the center.
  • Advanced imaging capabilities including computed tomography (CT), digital radiography, digital ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan) coupled with an on-site diagnostic laboratory provides our specialists with the tools to keep your sport horse at the highest level of performance.
  • Learn more about Diagnostic Imaging available at the center.
  • Our Regenerative Medicine Service offers therapies, including stem cell treatments and platelet rich plasma developed in our state-of-the-art molecular research laboratory, which harness the power of the body's own cells and proteins to promote healing by regenerating tissue after trauma.
  • Learn more about Regenerative Medicine Services available at the center.
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Appointments & Referrals: 703-771-6800

To schedule an appointment, refer a patient, or inquire about our Sports Medicine or other clinical services, please call 703-771-6800 or email emcinfo@vt.edu.