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Equine Veterinary Services in Northfield, MN

Weitz Equine Veterinary Services is a full-service ambulatory equine practice. Our goal is to provide high-quality and compassionate veterinary care to all of our patients. Dr. Paul Weitz started the veterinary practice in Minnesota in June 2002. Since then it has steadily grown due to the large number of caring horse owners in the community. The practice welcomed Dr. Melissa Johnson in 2007.  Dr. Eva Reinicke joined the practice in June 2017. Dr. Mary Huerter joined the practice the spring of 2018. Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. Please also check out our Facebook page for ongoing equine related information!

5224 124th Ct E Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: 507.301.3400 Fax: 507.645.8885 
EMERGENCY Pager: 612.568.1458

Equine Veterinary Services

Coggins & Health Certificates
Online Coggins (EIA Certificates) and Health Certificates (Certificate of Veterinary Inspection) are available from Global Vet Link and their sister site, MyVetLink.com. They are approved by USDA-APHIS-VS and they utilizing digital photos of each horse.
Chiropractic Care
A chiropractic adjustment is a very specific, low force quick thrust along the plane of the joint that helps to get the joint moving again. Adjustments influence bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Reproductive Services
From the breeding, to pregnancy checks, to a thorough examination of the newborn foal, we can help ensure the health and well-being of both the mare and foal.
Diagnostics
We strive to provide the highest quality of care available. Weitz Equine has invested in pertinent technology to aid our aid our assessment and diagnosis of your horse. Our digital x-ray machine allows us to produce the clearest image as well as the ability to email or burn images onto CD for use by referral facilities, the farrier, or potential buyers.
Preventive Medicine
You know what they say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” We are committed to preventing disease and common equine health problems. Seeing your veterinarian each spring for vaccinations, coggins tests, and an overall assessment of health, is the best thing you can do to help prevent illness in your horse.
Equine Dentistry
We recommend that a horse’s teeth be checked at least once per year for any problems that could interfere with eating, comfort, or performance. From young to old, we provide full dental care for all equine life stages. Our power dental floats allow us to provide simple and comfortable care to keep your horse happy and healthy.
Emergency
Our practice provides 24-hour emergency services. As we all know, horses are good at getting themselves into all sorts of sticky situations. We are here to provide immediate emergency care when the need arises. The emergency line is 612-568-1458.
Lameness and
Pre-Purchase
The field of lameness and sports medicine is continually making advances in diagnostics and therapy to help our horses perform their best.

corneal ulcers

Current Health Topic

We have been seeing a lot of corneal injuries or ulcers recently. These scratches to the surface of the eye can be very serious and hard to treat when not acted upon swiftly. Please read on for some very important information about corneal ulcers in horses.

** A special THANK YOU to student Erica Bonthrone who wrote this educational article while externing with Weitz Equine**

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What Our Clients Say

  • We've been using Weitz for the last 5 years, and they're top notch every time we call them. Can't express how much we appreciate all they've done for our horses at Haven Acres! Thank you!

    JH, Facebook Review
  • I love you all. All three of these great people have been out to my place to help with my horses and they all treated them with respect and were amazing. Very very nice people to have come in a time of need! They calm your babies right down and make you feel better to because you can see that they love their job!

     
    NK, Facebook Review
  • Vets who are knowledgeable, compassionate, and "truly" care about their clients and their horses. Highly recommend, and very thankful for them.

    JE, Facebook Review

Recent Blog Posts

It’s all about TEAMWORK!

This week, Dr. Mary, Dr, Eva and Dr. Melissa working together with the help of another veterinarian (who also happened to own the equine patient), learned to perform a standing enucleation (eye removal). Cooperating and coordinating to learn these new procedures is vital to our success as veterinarians. In some practices, it can be an every man/woman for themselves philosophy…or even worse, veterinarians work in competition with each other for cases and patients.

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Let’s Talk CBD

It’s been awhile since we have had a blog…so let’s make this one a good one. Let’s talk CBD products and horses. Here we go…

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A Diary From a Pasture Weeder

The other night, I spent an hour or so weeding. I was not weeding my flower or vegetable garden; I was weeding my horse’s pasture—by hand. We had moved in about a month ago, and I had already planned out where I wanted to put fencing, how I wanted to divide my pastures, and what fencing I was installing. My horse was moving here the next weekend, and I still had a lot of work to do. There are many things to think about when converting an acreage into a safe home for your horse. I had already planned for many things, but until I moved in, I hadn’t had a chance to take one final step. I had to ensure my pastures were free of noxious weeds. After an extensive survey, I located three potential hazards: hoary allyssum, night shade, and maple trees.

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Exceptional Equine Veterinary Care

Weitz Equine Veterinary Services is a full service, ambulatory equine veterinary practice based out of Northfield, MN
and serving the following areas: Carver County, Dakota County, Goodhue County, Rice County & Scott County.

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