If you animal is a patient at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, your primary veterinarian may request a consultation with Farrier Services. Our experienced farrier will learn about your horse's medical history and then perform an examination.
From there, he will work with veterinarian specialists to develop a plan for treating your horse that may include specialty shoes or splints.
If your animal is not a Cornell patient, you can call use directly to make a shoeing appointment. Our interaction will begin with a brief history over the phone when you call to make an appointment. Patients who require radiographs need to schedule an appointment through the Cornell University Animal Hospital. Horses that don't require radiographs or other veterinary services can come directly to Farrier Services.
A typical outpatient appointment lasts about an hour and a half. Our head farrier will examine your horse and discuss options for shoeing, and then shoe the horse on-site. Farrier students may observe and participate in the examination of your horse. We appreciate your patience and understanding in allowing these future farriers to interact with you and your horse.