Podiatry and Farrier Services

Treating lameness and other hoof-related problems

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Changes to Appointment Process


Please be aware that as of Monday, Jan. 10, our Veterinary Teaching Hospital and our Pet Health Center will be adjusting their appointment processes. Our small animal emergency service and the Pet Health Center will change to curbside service only (clients will not be allowed inside the facility). In addition, our small animal and large animal specialty services will change to a modified curbside service (clients can come into the building to check in and out, but they will not be allowed to stay for their appointment). These changes are in response to the highly contagious nature of the current COVID strain. As a healthcare facility, we must take these precautions to maintain a safe working environment that allows us to continue offering world-class veterinary care to our patients.

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Changes to Appointment Process


Please be aware that as of Monday, Jan. 10, our Veterinary Teaching Hospital and our Pet Health Center will be adjusting their appointment processes. Our small animal emergency service and the Pet Health Center will change to curbside service only (clients will not be allowed inside the facility). In addition, our small animal and large animal specialty services will change to a modified curbside service (clients can come into the building to check in and out, but they will not be allowed to stay for their appointment). These changes are in response to the highly contagious nature of the current COVID strain. As a healthcare facility, we must take these precautions to maintain a safe working environment that allows us to continue offering world-class veterinary care to our patients.

Our equine podiatry and farrier service offers a wide range of treatment options to help horses suffering from lameness and other hoof issues. Clients can either bring their horse(s) to our Veterinary Teaching Hospital or, for those within the Athens area, our mobile service can come to them.

We offer therapeutic shoeing for problems such as:

  • Soft-Tissue Injuries
  • Navicular Syndrome
  • Angular Limb Deformities in Young Horses

This service also provides medical treatment and management of:

  • Laminitis
  • Hoof Infections (Abscess)
  • White Line Disease
  • Canker

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