Client Information

Appointments at the ESMRC can be booked directly by you or your veterinarian through calling the Large Animal Clinic reception desk or by emailing jkoenig@uoguelph.ca(sports medicine); or tchenier@uoguelph.ca and escholtz@uoguelph.ca( for reproduction). We will provide you with an estimate of the time required for your appointment once we have spoken with you and reviewed the history pertaining to your horse. It is recommended that you plan to bring your horse's tack and riding equipment (if appropriate) should the nature of the visit indicate a possible need for evaluating your horse under performance conditions.

On the day of your appointment, you and your horse will need to register on arrival at the main entrance to the Large Animal Clinic. You will then drive to the ESMRC to unload. One of our team members will assist you with unloading & one of our team members will greet you and take a detailed history of the horse. A physical examination will be completed, and depending on the reason for your visit, we will discuss the diagnostic plans & associated costs with you. You are welcome to stay for the duration of the visit as the evaluation is performed or leave your horse with us. Once we have completed our initial diagnostic work up, we will contact you and discuss the findings & further options. While we strive to provide the highest quality of care & service to you and your horse in a time efficient manner. Please note that in some cases it may be necessary for your horse to stay overnight. Horses will be housed at the ESMRC & outside turn out is available if so desired. Upon discharge from the ESMRC we will have a case summary available within 24 hours of your visit & provide a detailed update to your veterinarian with our findings and recommendations.

Thank you for choosing the Equine Sports Medicine & Reproduction Service at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC). Please follow the link below for the answers to common questions. If you have any additional questions before your scheduled appointment, please feel free to contact the ESMRC.

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