High-Level, Compassionate Veterinary Care to Keep Your Sport Horse Performing at the Top of the Leaderboard.
Knowing what your sport horse needs isn’t always easy, especially when he feels “not quite right.”
At TAEM, we are dedicated to continuing our education in the ever-evolving science of sport-horse medicine. Our knowledge and experience extend to leading-edge modalities and therapies to diagnose, maintain, treat, and heal your sport horse so that he can perform his best!
Our commitment to exceptional communication is integral to our business and you can expect a genuine and personal connection when you work with a TAEM veterinarian.
Our services are listed below, however, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Regular flexions and lameness exams are helpful to prevent injury and maintain peak performance. We recommend an exam every six months.
EQUINE REHABILITATION AND PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATION
Several of our veterinarians are certified in equine performance and rehabilitation. We excel at diagnosing changes in your horse’s movement patterns, treating him with the latest, scientifically proven modalities, and creating a custom maintenance or rehabilitation plan to keep your horse performing his best.
“A good veterinarian is able to diagnose the source of the lameness and get the horse back to competition quickly; a great veterinarian is able to see variations in gait and performance before they lead to lameness and correct them as well as rehabilitate the horse after injury.”
– Dr. Todd Thompson
Accurately and efficiently diagnosing your horse's condition depends on experience and knowledge. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to identify the source of the problem so that an appropriate course of treatment can be determined for you and your horse.
Upper Airway Endoscopy
Our in-house lab runs bloodwork quickly so you don’t have to wait for answers.
TAEM offers leading-edge treatments for repairing tissues and strengthening tendons, joints, and minimizing pain. Your TAEM veterinarian can discuss the best option for your horse’s condition.
Hyaluronic Acid + Steroid Injections
Pro-Stride APS (Autologous Protein Solution)
IRAP (Interleukin Receptor Antagonist Protein)
PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma)
Stem Cell Injections
NoltrexVet (Synthetic Joint Lubricant)
Interested in another type of therapy you don’t see here? Just ask!
Be confident in your next horse purchase. Our experienced TAEM veterinarians will create a custom exam dependant on your needs, which can include a lameness work up, radiographs, drug screens, or other specific areas of concern, and a thorough and complete exam. We will communicate with you every step of the way so that you can adjust the exam as necessary.
Our veterinarians can provide you with an evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of oral diseases and disorders of your horse. Dentistry is a necessary part of routine wellness care.
We offer current diagnostic and therapeutic techniques available in this field. Contact Dr. Jennifer Melcher directly for your horse’s eye needs.
PULSE VET SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
Clinically proven to speed healing, resolve lameness and manage chronic pain, shockwave carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues. Our veterinarians use the Pulse Vet shock wave device, the best on the market, to promote regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues.
Dr Jennifer Melcher, a USDF Gold Medalist,
competes her horse Moses.
Effective in treating a variety of ailments and conditions by increasing circulation and oxygenation, SpectraVET laser therapy is ideally suited for pain relief, rehabilitation, and therapeutic healing.
The effects of acupuncture therapy cannot be explained in terms of a single mechanism, but rather a series of interactions between the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system. Dr. Melcher also offers electroacupuncture and laser acupuncture therapy for additional benefits. Contact Dr. Jennifer Melcher for an appointment.
EQUINE SPINAL MANIPULATION
An effective therapy for restoring the normal range of motion of joints and the surrounding muscle units thereby improving gait mechanics and decreasing the potential risk of repetitive use injuries. Contact Dr. Christine Murray to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Christine Murray performs a spinal manipulation on a client horse.
EXPERIENCE AND COMMUNICATION GUIDES BEST CHOICES FOR EACH SALE HORSE
Operating a large sale horse program and show barn for many years, I know a good vet when I meet them. TAEM consistently provides our clients and their horses with unparalleled medical expertise, superior communication, cutting-edge technology, and a team perspective.
TAEM’s real-world experience means that they understand the different choices that we make depending on if a horse is an investment or going to a forever home. I feel empowered to make the right decision for the horse because my TAEM vet takes as much time as needed to present knowledge and educate me in a manner that is straightforward and honest.
I also respect Dr. Thompson’s leadership abilities in the practice. Dr. Thompson has a phenomenal understanding of his associates’ strengths, he allows them to flourish as individuals, and also guides the team to further their education in order to better complement one another. We appreciate that the vets do their research on new or alternative treatment options and embrace what works best for the horse.