Farm Talk

Equine

March 17, 2009

Legacy Equine designed and built to be the very best

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According to Spradley, without a qualified staff to assist their clients they just have a fancy building.

“Our staff is excellent here,” he explains. “We have the best veterinarians who each have their own specialty as well as a very qualified staff in general.”

Spradley says that he and Klotz tend to specialize mainly in lameness treatment while their other two veterinarians Crystal Christman and Cortney Henderson specialize in a variety of other areas including dentistry and upper airway disorders.

“If you add all of our years of experience our staff has over 45 years of veterinary experience,” he explains.

That experience, according to him, is the backbone to having a successful facility.

“We are the only facility in this area that can offer a number of specialized services for our clients,” Spradley says. “This is where the veterinary practice is headed in the future.”

Today’s horse owners expect more when it comes to care for their animals.

“People used to ask if we could take x-rays, now they want to know if we can do MRIs,” he says.

According to Spradley and Henderson, today’s veterinary practices have become more and more specialized.

“You could pick one part of a horse, for example, their eyes, and do nothing but specialize on that,” Spradley explains.

Legacy Equine Centre, as the name implies, focuses on nothing but horses and has clients from Oklahoma, as well as from a number of surrounding states.

“Our focus is on horses and we get all breeds and disciplines,” Spradley explains. “We typically deal with performance horses, those horses that do something for a living whether it is working or showing.”

Major services at Legacy Equine Centre include:

•Advanced Lameness Exams

•Eklin Digital Radiography

•Digital Viewing Room

•Phillips Digital Ultrasound Exams

•Olympus Videoendoscopy of Stomach and Upper Respiratory Tract

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