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Welcome to Rappahannock Equine Veterinary Clinic

Your Equine Veterinarian in Locust Grove VA
Call us at (540) 854-7171

Equine Emergency? Read no further and call us right away!

We provide Emergency Services 24/7

Our doctors are licensed veterinarians in Locust Grove who focus on the treatment of horses. We recognize that your horse's health and well being are of the utmost importance to you. With this in mind, the doctors and staff provide excellent veterinary medical care and compassionate equine care.

Rappahannock Equine Veterinary Clinic is a full-service equine practice that offers routine medical, dental and field surgical care as well as emergency treatments. With years of experience providing general wellness care and treating serious conditions, our first-rate equine veterinary care goes above and beyond: our doctors are available day or night for emergency services. They can also provide you with nutritional and illness-prevention advice that enable you to better care for your horse and ensure his or her optimal health.

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, call (540) 854-7171 or visit us.

Rappahannock Equine Veterinary Clinic

7050 Governor Almond Road, Locust Grove, VA 22508
Office: (540) 854-7171
Fax: (540) 854-9009

17352 New Market Lane, Milford, VA 22514
Office: (804) 633-3816 Fax: (804) 633-3826

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Our Locations

Office Hours- Available 24/7 for Emergencies

Rappahannock Equine Clinic

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

Limited AM appointments by request

Sunday:

Emergencies Only

Testimonials

  • "Saved my horse twice -- do I need to say anything more....Love 'em."
    Rick D.
  • "Truly an exceptional clinic with caring, responsive veterinarians. Through 12 years they have responded to my horses' wellness, accidents and death by old age. They are wonderful folks and now that I am no longer a horse owner, I will miss their visits."
    Kathleen K.
  • "As the owner of a busy boarding facility, I feel so confident having Dr Ada Cauruthers and her staff on my team. Dr Cauruthers is always responsive to any questions I have, returns all calls in a prompt manner, and is always professional and caring with every equine she works with. I love the excellent customer service that I receive from rappahannock equine. My farm is in the ashland area and I have never felt like the distance has ever been a problem even during a colic emergency. I trust that Dr Cauruthers has me and my equines best interest in mind at all times."
    Carolyn Congelosi

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