Our speciality service and emergency-based preliminary colic packages provide you with comprehensive care at a discounted price. The emergency package establishes a standard cost for initial work-up and stabilization and includes an emergency/general physical exam, rectal exam, nasal-gastric tube, abdominal ultrasound, abdominocentesis, and sedation.

Equine Services

Our equine medicine and surgery service cares for pleasure horses, race horses, breeding horses, and more.

Our service area is equipped with two climate-controlled equine wards, two equine surgery rooms with padded recovery rooms, and Illinois’ only Vet-MR Grande Unit MRI (machine that can image horses' heads, necks, and limbs). The service area is staffed by veterinarians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergencies and by appointment for all other services. Additionally, if your animal needs the expertise of a specialist in dentistry, dermatology, oncology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, or imaging, our equine veterinarians can quickly and easily consult with one of our board-certified specialists.


  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Annual wellness examinations and vaccinations
  • Lameness examinations
  • Computerized and digital imaging
  • Assisted reproductive technologies
  • Mare and stallion fertility evaluation
  • Shock wave therapy

Special Capabilities

  • Minimally invasive and laser surgery
  • 24-hour equine ICU
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
  • Video endoscopy
  • High-speed treadmill examinations


Meet the Equine Faculty

Scott Austin
Igor Canisso
Jonathan Foreman
Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro
Kara Lascola
Annette McCoy
Matthew Stewart
Pamela Wilkins