Equine Services

All services are performed on the farm. Referrals can be made to Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, Mountain View Equine Hospital or College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA for complicated medical or surgical cases. 24 hour emergency service is provided – see Emergency Information for established clients.

Available services include:

  • Lameness evaluation
  • Pre-purchase Examination
  • Emergency Services
  • Digital Radiography (X-ray)
  • Breeding Ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Sedation and Power Dentistry
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Digital Coggins Tests
  • Field Surgery
  • Castration
  • Wellness Examination
  • Vaccinations
  • Complete Blood Count and Chemistry Panel

Payment Information:

All charges for services are due at the time of service. James River Equine Services accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash or checks. We are happy to extend credit to established clients in good standing who have provided a credit card on file. All accounts over 90 days past due are automatically applied to the credit card on file. Finance charges do apply to past due balances over 30 days. For complete payment information, please contact our office.

Farm Call Service Area

James River Equine Services routinely covers the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange.

James River Equine Services looks forward to serving you and your horses. We strive to provide compassionate, cost-effective equine veterinary care to help ensure your horse’s general wellness as well as to treat short-term and chronic conditions.

Available Services

Physical Exams  During our standard exam, we’ll review your horse’s medical history, check his or her heart, lungs, stomach sounds, eyes and mouth. We’ll make recommendations for optimal care and diet, and ensure your horse is current on vaccinations.

Diagnostic Testing  Dr. Jeffrey Shane and our staff are always continuing their education to keep up on the latest breakthroughs in diagnostic testing. Tests may require:

  • Blood, stool or urine samples
  • Using special instruments to test your horse’s eyes
  • X-rays
  • Biopsies
  • Other techniques used to diagnose a wide range of health conditions

Deworming and Treatment for Internal Parasites  Unfortunately, all horses are susceptible to worms and other internal parasites. Regular deworming is a crucial part of your horse’s health. We’ll review your current regimen of deworming medications and possibly prescribe new ones.

Treatment for Infectious Diseases We strive to avoid serious problems before they happen, administering vaccinations for tetanus, equine encephalomyelitis and other preventable infectious diseases. Nonetheless, if your horse contracts an infectious disease, such as strangles or Potomac horse fever, we deliver state-of-the-art treatment to minimize damage and restore health.

Treatment for Injury or Trauma  When your horse has an accident and suffers an injury or other trauma, James River Equine Services is there for you. Whether it’s a head injury, broken bone, wound or exertional rhabdomyolysis, we’ll prescribe the best medications and therapies to keep your horse comfortable and speed up the healing process.

Treatment for Congenital Conditions Some horses may have a congenital condition, ranging from hypothyroidism to stationary night blindness. We’ll diagnose your horse’s problems and make our best treatment recommendations.

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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