Welcome to The Equine Center


Wellness Programs

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
  • Annual Fecal test
  • Regular deworming
  • Good nutrition
  • Regular dental care
  • Annual physical exam

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

Yearly physical and dental exams can improve and lengthen your horse’s life by identifying and resolving potential problems early, thereby reducing the risk of illness later in life. Dental health in the horse is often overlooked, but is vital to your horse’s overall well being at all life stages. Improper dental care may lead to colic, choke, nutritional deficiency, infection, discomfort, and weight loss.


The Equine Center’s Veterinarians can help you design vaccination and deworming plans that are most appropriate for your horse or herd. In order to evaluate and maintain the efficacy of your deworming program, we recommend routine fecal analysis; a valuable technique used for parasite identification.

Any client who maintains a veterinary direct wellness program through The Equine Center is automatically eligible for our WellCare Rewards program.  Ask a us about all the benefits!



Our staff

Emily E Bardo, DVM
Staff DVM

Dr. Emily Bardo is a native Californian who grew up on the coast in Half Moon Bay. She studied Animal Science at Cal Poly SLO and then went on...

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James K Waldsmith, DVM
Practice Owner

Dr. James K. Waldsmith has owned and operated The Equine Center since 1985. His professional interests are thermography, sports medicine, rehabilitation, reproduction and preventive medicine.

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Our services


Ultrasound is a specialized imaging technique that uses inaudible sound waves to create an image of soft tissue structures. It is one of our most frequently used non-invasive diagnostic tools.

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In House Laboratory

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

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Hospital Services

Our hospital is prepared and equipped to service any equine medical need. Whether it be emergency, diagnostic, neonatal, preventative, rehabilitative or reproductive care, we are available to meet your horse’s needs.

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Video Endoscopy

The Equine Center has an extensive range of video endoscopes, with sizes suitable for the smallest foal and the largest horse.

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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.

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