What to Expect

Welcome to the James River Equine Services. We’re so glad you found us. This site is set up to inform you about our services, staff, payment options, online forms, resources and everything else you need to know to access our equine veterinary care. At James River Equine Services, we provide exams, wellness services and treatments for all breeds of horses in the greater Charlottesville area. Please take yourself on a virtual tour. We look forward to meeting in person and serving you and your horses.

Dr. Shane is committed to the health and welfare of your horse and to the strengthening of the unique bond you share with your horse.  Since James River Equine Services is a totally mobile equine practice, Dr. Shane comes to you. Your horse should have a wellness exam and vaccines twice a year in Central Virginia. By being proactive with your horse’s health, you will be able to avoid more serious problems in the future. During the wellness exam, Dr. Shane will do a complete physical exam, check your horse’s teeth, obtain a fecal sample for a parasite egg count, and consult with you on the best nutrition for your horse and situation.  Diagnostic imaging including digital x-rays and ultrasound are always with him on his truck if needed.  For complicated cases needing hospitalization, Dr. Shane will refer you to a trusted specialist nearby. Dr. Shane looks forward to a lifetime relationship with you and your horse. 

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you


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


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