At Gateway Vet Services we offer a wide variety of equine services ranging from retail products to medicine and surgery, focusing on preventative care and maintenance.
We believe in keeping up-to-date in the world of equine medicine and believe in the benefits of alternative therapies such as regular chiropractics, herbal therapies, and therapeutic laser. We have found that the right blend of conventional medicine with alternative therapies can have synergistic healing properties.
Regular horse maintenance such as vaccines, deworming, oral balance and float, chiropractic adjustments, and more, are very important to your horse's longevity. Every horse is different and may require a different amount of maintenance. It is important to have your horse checked out by a veterinarian routinely to prevent disease with early detection.
We have break through information regarding equine deworming and parasite resistance. The world of equine dewormers is very limited and more and more resistant parasites are being found. Regular fecal egg count screening is becoming more important in parasite prevention and control. We can tell you how much and what type of parasites your horse has, and treat as needed with a small stool sample. To check out the article in Horse Canada by Dr. Ela Misuno, DVM click here!
Equine surgery is anything that requires sedation to perform. We have a consent form that needs to be signed prior to any sedation. If your horse has ever undergone sedation and not reacted well, or was sensitive to any drug, please make your attending veterinarian aware of this prior to the sedation. Some horses take more sedation than others and this is an important factor in getting the correct dose for your horse.
We routinely perform equine balance and floats and our veterinarians have experience in dealing with many oral lesions. We use a Powerfloat to create a balanced mouth in a shorter time than hand floating. It is very important that every mouth is assessed on an individual basis to prevent and correct malocclusions.
We are able to handle routine surgeries here in clinic, but any extensive or abdominal surgeries will be referred to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medical Centre. We can assist you in sending the referral and arranging the reservation with the clinician best suited to your needs and availability.
The world of horse vaccines is ever changing and we strive to stay on top of prevention with stocking current science and proven vaccines to give you the peace of mind that your horse is protected and backed by companies that care about you. Ask our staff today to help you choose the vaccine protocol that fits your horses' needs.
Gateway Vet Services is a proud retailer of Omega Alpha Equine products. These herbal products have proven results as maintenance and treatments for a wide range of ailments. Horses love them and horse owners love that it makes dosing easy! Everything from flies, inflammation, bleeding disorders, cleanses, and hormone control can be found in Omega Alpha products. We currently keep stock of the most popular and most flexible products in stock, but can special order items as required.