20 Do’s and Don’ts for Being an Awesome Veterinary Client


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Not a week passes that I don’t hear at least one person say “I’m having the vet out,” or “the vet should be calling.” It’s just a fact of life with horses; there’s always something to prevent, maintain, or doctor, and I’m always pleased to hear that members of my team at work, friends, and colleagues are keeping tabs on their horses’ health with their practitioners’ input.

Remember that your veterinarian is an integral part of your horse’s health-care team.

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Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family’s horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again (“Happy”). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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