Equine Veterinary Services in Southwest Florida

All of the below services are available through Sunny Coast Veterinary’s ambulatory practice, where we perform the procedures at your location, and our centrally-located haul-in clinic. The haul-in clinic provides ample space for the performance of lameness and pre-purchase exams.

There are also dedicated stalls for hospitalized cases, including emergency and critical care. This facilitates overnight monitoring and long-term rehabilitation and treatment.

Preventative and Standard Medical Services

We offer a wide variety of preventative medicine services which include, but are not limited to:

  • Vaccinations
  • Full physical examinations
  • Dentistry (more information under Client Education)
  • Diet and exercise recommendations
  • Coggins
  • Health Certificates

Diagnostic Services

Our practice is equipped to handle just about any of your diagnostic needs in the field or at your location. Our state of the art equipment will capture detailed digital images and video of the desired areas. This is generally used in exams dealing problems such as:

  • Fracture and bone injuries
  • Soft tissue (such as muscle, tendon and/or ligament) injuries
  • Reproduction and artificial insemination procedures
  • Joint injections

Sports Medicine and Lameness Services

This is our number one area of expertise. Our extensive experience in this area has helped many top level sports horses achieve soundness after a major injury. Whether your needs involve treating lameness or increasing a higher level of performance, we can help. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Pre-purchase examinations
  • Supplement therapy with IM or IV injectables
  • IRAP therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Tildren therapy
  • Oral supplement and herbal therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • State of the art laser therapy
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Chiropractic care

Surgical Services

We offer a limited number of surgical services, some of which can be treated in the field while others must be performed in a sterile surgery room. The following is a list of some of the more common procedures which we are able to provide:

  • Laceration and open wound repair
  • Spaying and neutering (small animal)
  • Castration (equine)
  • Lesion removal

Emergency & Critical Care

As part of our commitment to our clients’ needs during urgent situations and injuries, we have on-call availability to address issues such as:

  • Laceration type of injuries
  • Colic
  • Foaling
  • Wild animal attacks
  • Poison and plant allergy reactions
  • Conditions requiring euthanasia

Dentistry Services

A horse’s teeth continue to grow throughout its lifetime, and sharp points can develop along the edges. Problems such as hooks, ramps and steps are common if a proper dental is not performed on a regular basis, which can in turn affect the horse’s eating, behavior, and comfort.

Our veterinarians are well-trained dentists, and we offer a motorized dentistry service that is performed under sedation.

Reproduction Services

Having a large success rate and passion for this area of veterinary medicine, our veterinarians are very well versed in the art and science of equine reproduction. Some of the reproduction services we offer are:

  • Mare breeding soundness exams
  • Stallion semen collection
  • Ultrasound examinations
  • Artificial insemination (using fresh, fresh chilled or frozen semen)
  • Live coverage breeding administration


Our practice offers many different lab tests that are essential in diagnosing and treating your animal. Some of the more common tests that we offer are:

  • Complete blood count
  • Onsite biochemistry screen
  • Fecal egg count
  • Culture and sensitivity
  • Histopathology
  • Thyroid profile
  • Cushing’s disease testing
  • Pythiosis serum titer
  • And many other lab tests

Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine

Sunny Coast Veterinary is able to provide a veterinary medical service that sets us apart from other providers. Our extensive training and vast experience in using Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) allows us to successfully treat a wide variety of conditions in animals. We treat animals with a unique approach, combining modern Western medicine and proven Eastern medicine that gives our clients incredible results. The two schools of medicine complement each other in an unprecedented way and when used together, have proven effective in treating the most difficult cases. Here are just a few of the conditions that can be treated with TCVM :

  • Musculoskeletal strains and sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Anhidrosis (non-sweating)
  • Diseases such as shivers, laminitis, and RAO/COPD/heeves
  • General health and wellness
  • Mental and personality problems
  • Colic
  • Allergies and dermatological conditions

Contact Us Today

Schedule an appointment or contact us with any equine veterinary needs. Our professional technicians are ready to help!