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Equine Emergency Care

Our vets provide emergency care for horses 24/7 365 days per year on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. Our in-hospital emergency care is available for all.  During busy times, AMBULATORY emergency care may not be available for non-established clientele.

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24/7 Equine Emergency Care

Contact Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital

If you are experiencing an equine emergency, please call us right away. 

After business hours and on weekends, your call will be routed to an after-hours emergency service which will page the doctor on call.

Call: (360) 779-5557

Steps To Take In An Emergency

If your horse is experiencing an emergency, try to follow the steps below.

  • Stay Calm - Your horse will react to your emotions. Staying calm is essential during an equine emergency.
  • Stay Safe - Keep yourself safe at all times. You will not be able to help your horse if you become injured.
  • Try to Keep Your Horse Calm - For your horse to feel calm and reassured, it is essential for the people around your horse to also remain calm.
  • Move Your Horse to a Safe Area - Move your horse to an area where they are unlikely to cause further harm to themselves.
  • Get Help from Others at Your Barn - Delegate responsibilities like calling the vet, holding your horse, and bringing the first aid kit.
  • Call Your Veterinarian as Soon as Possible - Provide detailed information about your horse’s condition, including vital signs. Your vet will decide how to proceed based on the information you provide.
  • Prepare for the Arrival of the Veterinarian - Make sure you have a place for the veterinarian to park their vehicle as close to the horse as possible. Ensure that there is light, water, and access to power. Provide gate codes and special driving directions if not easily found using GPS.
  • Do Not Administer Drugs - Do not administer any drugs to your horse, including tranquilizers or sedatives, without explicit instructions from your vet.

Equine Emergency FAQs

Equine emergency veterinary care involves the treatment of horses in situations that require immediate medical attention or could potentially be life-threatening.

We'd Love To Hear From You.

Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital does accept new patients. Our tight-knit veterinary team works together and with our clients to achieve the best possible outcomes for the animals you love.

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