About James River Equine Services

James River Equine Services is proud to serve the Charlottesville, VA area for everything equine-related. Our equine veterinary clinic and equine hospital is run by Dr. Jeffrey Shane, who is a licensed, experienced Charlottesville equine veterinarian.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your horse healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. James River Equine Services stays on top of the latest advances in equine veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all horses need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Our Vision

Providing compassionate, high quality veterinary medicine for the health and welfare of the horse and strengthening the unique bond between horse and horse owner through quality owner information and education.

Our History

Jeffrey A. Shane, DVM started the practice in 1998 in Charlottesville Virginia. He began with a cell phone and his SUV, traveling to farms around central Virginia. James River Equine Services comes to your farm to provide veterinary care to your horses.


Our friendly staff is here to assist you. Each morning Dr. Shane and Leza Sisley, his veterinary assistant, load up the truck and head out to the farms for the day’s rounds. Frequently, a pre-vet student may be riding along with them to see what it is like to be a horse doctor. Most days end back at the office to check messages, look at x-rays, run lab tests, and get ready for the next day’s calls.

Dr. Shane is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Virginia Association of Equine Practitioners.

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Office Hours

Emergency Services Available 24/7

James River Equine Services: (434) 953-6034


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


Emergency services available


Emergency services available