Owning a horse can be a big investment in time, money, and emotion. Unfortunately, horses seldom come with a money-back guarantee. That’s why it is so important to investigate the horse’s overall health and condition through a purchase exam conducted by an equine veterinarian. Whether you want a horse as a family pet, a pleasure mount, a breeding animal, or a high performance athlete, you stand the best chance of getting one that meets your needs by investing in a purchase exam.
The veterinarian’s job is neither to pass nor fail an animal. Rather, it is to provide you with information regarding any existing medical problems and to discuss those problems with you so that you can make an informed purchase decision. We can advise you about the horse’s current physical condition, but we cannot predict the future. The decision to buy is yours alone to make. But we can be a valuable partner in the process of providing you with objective, health-related information.
We prefer to do pre-purchase exams only for clients that we have an existing relationship with, and we prefer to do them at our clinic as our property is designed for the best exam and well being or the horse.
Fill out the following form and bring it in for your pre purchase exam appointment. This form requires the buyer and seller’s signatures, click here to download it.
Our practice is unique in that we provide medical care to multiple species in the greater Tucson area. Three of our veterinarians specialize in the care of dogs and cats and the other three veterinarians specialize in the care of horses and livestock.