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Welcome to James River Equine Services Your Veterinarian in Charlottesville

James River Equine Services is a mobile equine veterinarian in the central Virginia area that specializes in the treatment of horses. As a licensed veterinarian in Charlottesville, Dr. Jeffrey Shane recognizes that the health and well-being of your horse is of the utmost importance to you. Because of this, Dr. Shane has been providing compassionate equine care along with veterinary medicine for over 26 years.

Welcome to James River Equine Services Your Veterinarian in Charlottesville

Services Provided in the Central Virginia Area

Dr. Shane provides many of the same equine veterinary services that horses receive at a full-service veterinary establishment. Some of these services include:

    • Wellness exam
    • Digital radiography
    • Vaccinations
    • Field surgery
    • 24-hour emergency services
    • Lameness evaluation
    • Equine dentistry (float)
    • Artificial insemination

Dr. Shane can also do a Coggins test and issue health certificates for horses that test negative for this infectious disease. In order to make sure a horse is suitable for a new owner, Dr. Shane does a pre-purchase examination. This examination includes imaging, digital x-rays, ultrasound, and blood screening. Dr. Shane carries all the equipment to do such tests in his truck. He will also check the horse's lungs, heart, eyes, and will perform a full soundness exam.

Other types of treatment provided by Dr. Shane's mobile equine veterinary service in the central Virginia area include deworming treatment for internal parasites, treatment for infectious diseases, injury, trauma, and congenital conditions.

It's important to note that Dr. Shane only treats horses, and he provides all his veterinary care right on the farm. If other veterinary services are required, Dr. Shane will refer you to a nearby full-service veterinarian in the central Virginia area.

About Jeffrey Shane, DVM

Dr. Shane is a licensed veterinarian in Charlottesville who grew up on a horse and cattle ranch in Colorado. He attained a degree in biology from Wheaton College and proceeded to get his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Shane worked in a mixed animal practice before specializing in horses only. To help you care for your horse, Dr. Shane is happy to provide a number of resources as well as nutritional and illness prevention tips.

Contact James River Equine Services

Are you in the process of buying a horse and need a pre-purchase examination? Do you need to take your horse to another state and need a Coggins test completed that requires health certificates? Or maybe you simply like the convenience offered by a mobile horse veterinarian because your horse needs a wellness exam, digital radiography, vaccinations, field surgery, lameness evaluation, or equine dentistry (float)? Whatever the veterinary needs of your horse, Dr. Shane can provide it. Contact him today by calling (434) 953-6034.

Meet Dr. Shane

  • Jeffrey A. Shane,

    Dr. Shane grew up in Colorado working on a horse and cattle ranch. His love for horses and the outdoors was combined with his wonder of nature and how things worked, when, at 12 years old, he decided that he wanted to be a veterinarian. After gaining his Degree in Biology at Wheaton College in Illinois, he attended Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated in 1993 and practiced in a mixed animal practice for one year in North Carolina. He and his wife, Susan, came to Charlottesville, Va in 1994. Dr. Shane was an associate veterinarian in the area for 4 years before starting his own practice in 1998. His hobbies include fly-fishing, brewing beer and canoeing with his wife and two children. He has a dog and a cat.

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

    I’ve been with Dr. Shane since 1999 when I purchased my first horse, Ciai. He was the only vet in Charlottesville willing to travel to Remington, VA to perform a pre-purchase vet exam! I was a bundle of nerves at the prospect of this horse not passing but he put me at ease, answered all my questions and gave me his honest opinion with recommendations for conditioning her...

    Lori Ange

    Five years ago when we brought my daughter’s horse home and purchased a second one, I was concerned about finding a vet I would be comfortable with. Dr. Shane was recommended to me by a friend and I have been so pleased with the wonderful service and care that our horses have received...

    Susan Hodges

    It is imperitive to remember that we exist for the health and welfare of the horse.

    American Assoc. of Equine Practitioners

    As a farrier, I have worked in conjunction with James River Equine for a number of years. Jeff and his staff are professional, personable and great to work with. When my horses need something, I know I can count on the excellent care of James River Equine Services.

    Steve Feden - Palmyra Forge

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James River Equine Services: (434) 953-6034


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