Our Professional Equine Services

Premier Equine Veterinary Service is proud to provide premier and professional care to Chicagoland and surrounding areas. Below you can find out more about the various services that we offer. If you require any of the services listed below, please book an appointment with us today.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call us right away. We are a 24-hour emergency rapid-response practice.

Our veterinarians are available to provide educational seminars to groups upon request. This can include 4H, Pony Club, individual boarding or training stables, or other organizations looking to expand upon their knowledge of horse health. Please contact our office or email us to schedule an educational seminar.

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We offer 24-hour emergency services with a doctor on call at all times. After hours and on weekends, leave a message on our voicemail and the doctor will call back to attend to your needs. Possible emergency situations include: colic, trauma, lacerations, birthing difficulty, down animal, choke, eye injury, or severe illness. If you are unsure if you are in an emergency situation, please do not hesitate to call us at 888-860-0244.


We provide complete dental care for horses of all ages. All of our veterinarians are trained to utilize power dentistry equipment to ensure safe and effective management of equine dental issues. For advanced dentistry, such as surgical extractions and periodontal procedures, we work closely alongside veterinarians specializing in equine dentistry to provide the care your horse needs.


Services include breeding soundness examinations, uterine culture, uterine biopsy, rectal palpation and ultrasound, artificial insemination with fresh and chilled semen, embryo flush, and pregnancy diagnosis.


We are committed to preventing disease and common equine health problems by creating individualized nutritional consultation, vaccination, and deworming protocols tailored to your horse. Our veterinarians provide these recommendations based on a thorough physical examination at the time of your wellness visit.


We offer digital radiography to obtain high quality x-rays of your horse that are immediately visible on the farm. This technology allows us to obtain a faster diagnosis to aid in developing an appropriate treatment plan for your horse.


Our digital ultrasound equipment allows us to perform reproductive exams, evaluate the lungs and heart, evaluate abdominal organs such as the liver, kidney, and spleen, and image the musculoskeletal system for tendon or ligament injuries.


Our veterinarians are trained to perform thorough lameness examinations to diagnose soundness issues in the horse. Lameness evaluations include a physical exam, palpation of the limbs and joints, evaluation of range of motion, watching the horse move in a straight line and circle, and response to flexion of the joints. Additional diagnostics, such as nerve blocks, joint block, radiographs, and ultrasound may also be performed.


Extracorpeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high pressure waves that promote healing of bone or soft tissue, reduce inflammation, and provide pain relief. Common uses include injured tendons and ligaments, osteoarthritis, and muscle soreness. The number of treatments and the interval the treatments are performed are determined by the degree and nature of the injury.


IRAP is a product from the horse’s own blood, processed to contain potent anti-inflammatory agents. IRAP is traditionally used to reduce joint inflammation and secondary joint arthritis, but also shows great promise for the treatment of tendon and ligament injuries due to anti-inflammatory effects.


Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a product from the horse’s own blood, processed to contain high levels of platelets and utilized as a scaffold to which soft tissue injuries can heal. In addition to soft tissue injury, PRP shows promise in treating joint injuries as well.


Stem cells are derived from the horse’s fat or bone marrow. They are then isolated and cultivated to treat injuries to the joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones.


The pre-purchase examination includes a thorough physical examination and soundness evaluation that allows the buyer to gain insight to underlying health concerns or lameness that can affect the longevity or athletic capabilities of a potential purchase.


Our three-meter scope allows us to visualize the upper gastrointestinal tract including the esophagus, stomach, and, in some cases, the duodenum (early small intestine). This allows us to visualize stomach ulcers and monitor their treatment.


Our one-meter endoscope allows us to examine the upper airway and guttural pouches. The most common uses include diagnosis of nasal masses, laryngeal hemiplegia, guttural pouch disease, and upper airway inflammation.


Mesotherapy is a unique treatment used primarily in horses with back and neck soreness. The technique involves the injection of substances into the mesoderm, the middle layer of the skin, to stimulate the nerve fibers. This can relieve a wide variety of ailments by stopping the pain spasm cycle.


Alpha2EQ is a product from a horse’s own blood that is processed to produce Alpha2 Macroglobulin. This molecule is the horse’s natural defense against joint pain and inflammation and cartilage breakdown. Alpha2EQ can be used in all joints to reduce inflammation and slow the progression of osteoarthritis. It does not have a competition withdrawal time. Results can be seen in as little as 7 days.


Laser therapy uses wavelengths of light energy to decrease healing time, control pain, stimulate tissue regeneration, and increase circulation. Some of its most common uses are incision sites, back soreness, and tendon and ligament injuries.


Pro-Stride is a product from the patient’s own blood. It can be processed stall-side in as little as 20 minutes. It provides growth factors and anti-inflammatory cytokines to reduce pain and inflammation. It requires a smaller volume than IRAP and PRP.


Noltrex is a synthetic polyacrylamide gel used to lubricate joints affected by arthritis. It works as a cushion to provide support for the joint as well as slow the progression of osteoarthritis.

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Equine massage therapy involves the therapeutic application of deep tissue massage to increase circulation, reduce muscle tension & spasms, and promote other areas of healing. Massage therapy can help increase range of motion and muscle tone.


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Medical acupuncture is a safe and effective way to balance the body’s own system of healing without administering drugs or using invasive procedures. A multitude of conditions can be treated with acupuncture. Some of these include arthritis, lameness, laminitis, navicular disease, sacropelvic disorders, tendon problems, chronic back pain, TMJ and dental pain, as well as respiratory, cardiovascular, and immunologic disorders.


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Chiropractic care in animals, just like in humans, seeks to maintain the optimal motion of all joints in the body. Lack of normal motion in the body can lead to back pain, lameness, lack of performance, or a decrease in overall health. Equine chiropractic, when used in conjunction with good traditional veterinary care, will provide years of happy and healthy living.

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