Your scheduled visit to the Theriogenology Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals begins when you pull up to the circular driveway in front of the Large Animal Hospital. Please park your vehicle in the driveway, come into the reception area and check in at the front desk. After a small amount of paperwork, a technician or student will help you unload and walk your horse to its assigned stall.
Often times, you may leave your vehicle and trailer right in the driveway. If the lot is full, the receptionist will provide you with a parking pass and directions to nearby longer-term parking, where overnight parking for trucks and trailers is also available.
After your vehicle is parked, a technician and student will work together to conduct an examination of your horse and ask you questions about the animal's past medical, surgical, travel, vaccination and worming history and current health. The student will leave to report their findings to a resident or faculty member.
The resident or faculty member will return with the student to perform a second comprehensive examination that will include a discussion of their findings. This evaluation will take about an hour. We appreciate your patience and understanding in allowing our veterinarians-in-training to interact with you and your animal.
Working together, we will discuss the diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for your horse. Patients that require surgery or advanced tests will often be admitted to the hospital at the conclusion of their initial appointment. Patients that do not require hospitalization will be discharged with detailed written instructions and a summary of the exam findings. A copy will be faxed to your veterinarian.