For more information about our facility, services, or accredited Veterinarians, please contact our Equine office:

Information: 858-756-4117 ext.4

Emergencies: 858-756-4117 ext. 8

Email: Christen Hanley

Equine Vet & Hospital

Mission Statement

To provide an exceptional facility for the use of accredited veterinarians, enabling them to provide high-quality veterinary care for the health and welfare of the community horse population and to provide a resource for education of the public and equine professionals in matters of the health and welfare of horses.

The Equine Hospital at the Helen Woodward Animal Center is equipped to perform a wide variety of medical procedures and services such as: Colic surgery

  • Enterolith removal
  • Dental repair
  • Endoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Fracture surgery
  • Recovery pool with overhead sling
  • Wellness exams
  • 24 hour nursing care

The hospital also has the capability to repair leg fractures. With the use of our new recovery pool (one of only three in the nation) we've reduced the risk of re-fracture often caused during wake-up after surgery. The Equine Hospital facilities include:

  • A three-meter video endoscopy system
  • A powerful 1200 MA X-ray unit with complete musculo-skeletal radiographic capabilities
  • A well-equipped surgical suite with overhead sling support
  • Emergency care
  • 15 onsite stalls
  • 24-hour nursing care

The Equine Hospital grants privileges to many large animal veterinarians in San Diego Country. Most of our patients are either race or show horses, but we also treat horses that live in backyards and do nothing but return the love that their owner gives.