Welcome to The Equine Center

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    State of the Art Breeding Center

    Whether you are a large commercial breeding farm or breeding a mare for the first time, The Equine Center is here to make sure your experience is a success with our state of the art breeding facility and the finest veterinarians.

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    Experienced Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center

    Our goal in developing our sports medicine and rehabilitation program is to use scientific knowledge, gained in both human and equine medicine, to raise the standard of care and performance of the athletic horse.

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    State of the Art Technology and Advanced Diagnostics

    In order to give our clients the best options for treatment of their horse's problems, The Equine Center has the latest diagnostic equipment available.

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    Keep your horse healthy with TEC's Wellcare Center

    The goal of wellness or preventive medicine is to maintain optimum health in your horse. Good equine health practices include good nutrition, regular deworming, a vaccination program suited to your horse’s circumstances, and regular dental care.

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    Serving Horses on the Central Coast - The Equine Center

    Dedicated to providing top care to our established clientele and their animals with both our fully equipped hospital and on-site farm calls.

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    Enjoy your horse with Worry-Free Boarding

    The Equine Center Boarding is a friendly, equestrian facility accomodating sport horses, breeding, young and elderly/retired horses with their special care needs.

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Our services

Services at a glance
  • In House Laboratory

    At The Equine Center two in-house laboratories provide hematology, blood chemistry and microbiological services.

  • Shockwave Therapy

    Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has become accepted technology for treating musculoskeletal problems, soft-tissue injuries and bone injuries in horses.

  • Digital Radiography

    The state-of-the-art digital radiography systems at The Equine Center are powerful, high speed x-ray machines that make it possible to image difficult body parts such as the neck, chest, and pelvis of large adult horses.

  • Thermography

    Thermography is a great non-invasive physiological imaging tool that can detect areas of inflammation and changes in blood flow in the horse.  Equine infrared imaging can detect musculo-skeletal injuries several weeks before they are visually detectable.

ABOUT The Equine Center

OUR STORY

The Equine Center was founded in 1987 to provide high quality care to horses in San Luis Obispo County and surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide the foremost in SERVICE to our clients while offering the best in veterinary CARE to their horses. We approach each day with a “Patient First” policy based principles of modern, evidenced based medicine.

Our Staff

We are reliable and trusted
Cassidy Scatena
ICU Staff

Cassidy Scatena is from Yerington, Nevada where she grew up on a beef cattle ranch. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Cal Poly SLO and has strong aspirations to become a large animal veterinarian. At Cal Poly, she...

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Katie Minerman
ICU Staff

Katie Minerman is currently an Animal Science Major at Cal Poly SLO, and is planning to attend Glasgow Veterinary School commencing in Fall 2020. Katie’s love for horses started as a child taking riding lessons in her hometown of Irvine, CA. Katie aspires to...

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Jose Chavez
Facility Manager

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Our departments

Reliable and Compassionate Care

Emergency Care When You Need it

The Equine Center is dedicated to providing prompt emergency services to our established clientele and their animals.

Have service when it matters most

  • EMS services offered 24/7
  • On farm or in hospital care
  • For established TEC clients seen for routine services in the last 12 months
  • Available for non-clients with direct veterinary referral

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Enjoy worry-free boarding for your horse

The Equine Center Boarding is a friendly, equestrian facility accommodating sport horses, breeding, young and elderly/retired horses with their special care needs.

TEC boarding offers

  • Boarding in pens, small and large fields
  • Feeding three times a day
  • Customized services to meet the needs of your horse
  • Two arenas and conditioning track – Fully lit jump arena
  • Tack room, groom areas, wash rack, trailer parking

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Experience Rehabilitation Center

Our goal in developing our sports medicine and rehabilitation programs is to use scientific knowledge, gained in both human and equine medicine, to raise the standard of care and performance of the athletic horse.

The goals of our rehabilitation program

  • Relieve Pain
  • Restore Range of Motion
  • Regain Strength
  • Return for Intended Use

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Maintain your horse at optimum health

The Equine Center’s Veterinarians can help you design and implement a vaccination and deworming program that is most appropriate for your horse or herd.

Good equine health practices include:

  • Vaccination program customized for your horse
  • Regular deworming
  • Good nutrition
  • Regular dental care
  • Annual physical exam

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Progressive Sports Medicine Center

At The Equine Center, we are able to provide either in-hospital or at-the-farm evaluation of your horse’s soundness and help develop a plan to help your horse perform his best and feel in top shape.

ANALYSIS AND TREATMENTS OFFERED

  • Inertial Motion Detector Analysis
  • Physiological Imaging – Nuclear Scintigraphy (Bone Scan)/Thermography
  • Anatomical Imaging – Digital Radiography/Ultrasound
  • Upper airway Endoscopy and Gastroscopy
  • Progressive Sports Therapies, Treatments, Rehabilitation and Strength Training.

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State of the art breeding services for mares and stallions

You get but a few chances each year to begin a viable pregnancy and one chance a year for a successful outcome. Getting the best reproductive care available is a priority.

Quick Look at our services

  • Mare care from breeding to foaling
  • Semen collection, evaluation, shipping, freezing and storage
  • Infertility work ups for mares and stallions
  • Embryo transfer, Oocyte retrieval, In vitro embryo production (ICSI)
  • All mare breeding services- AI- fresh or frozen

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