Welcome to James River Equine Services
Mobile Equine Veterinarian in Charlottesville,VA
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Welcome to the mobile equine veterinary practice of Dr. Jeffrey Shane. Dr. Shane is a licensed veterinarian in Charlottesville who specializes in the treatment of horses. He recognizes that your horse's health and well-being are of the utmost importance to you. With this in mind, Dr. Shane provides excellent on farm veterinary medicine and compassionate equine care.

James River Equine Services is a full-service ambulatory equine service that offers routine medical, dental and field surgical care as well as handles on farm emergencies. With 26+years of experience providing general wellness care and treatment, Dr. Jeffrey Shane’s first-rate equine veterinary care goes above and beyond. Dr. Jeffrey Shane can also provide you with nutritional and illness-prevention tips that enable you to better care for your horse and ensure his/ her optimal health.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your equine. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for your horse is knowledgeable care from you, the owner.  Dr. Shane is committed to the health and welfare of horses and strengthening the bond between you and your horse through quality owner education. Call (434) 953-6034 or contact us and Dr. Shane will get back to you as soon as possible.

Dr. Jeffrey Shane
Charlottesville Equine Veterinarian | James River Equine Services | (434) 953-6034

Charlottesville, VA 


James River Equine Services is an exclusively equine veterinary practice in central Virginia.Dr. Jeff Shane started James River Equine in 1998 to provide compassionate, high quality, on farm veterinary care to horses. The practice area includes Albemarle, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Nelson,Orange, Louisa and the surrounding counties in Central Virginia. 


Services include all aspects of on farm equine veterinary care including lameness evaluations, breeding, radiology, ultrasonography, field surgery and medicine, 24hr emergency care and routine vaccinations and dentistry. 


Complicated cases requiring hospitalization are referred to Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, Mountain View Equine Hospital or to the Veterinary School in Blacksburg, VA.Dr. Shane is a mentor for the Pre-vet Club at the University of Virginia allowing pre-vet students to ride along with him on calls and share his love of veterinary medicine and the horse.

James River Equine Services is committed to the health and welfare of the horse and to strengthening the bond between horse and owner. We believe this is accomplished through quality client education and information. Please let us know what you think of this website. We love to hear from you. (See Contact)

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.

    E-mail Dr Shane:   info@jamesriverequine.com


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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  • Caring for Senior Horses

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  • Advances in Equine Breeding & Assisted Reproduction

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We cover all of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange

Office Hours

Emergency Services Available 24/7

James River Equine Services: (434) 953-6034


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