Equine/Large Animal

Large Animal, small ruminant, and equine services are available either on the farm or at our haul-in facility. Our equine section is equipped with padded stocks and an inside stall. The large animal section is complete with a hydraulic squeeze chute and secure pens. Listed below is a summary of some of the services we offer:

Herd Health: Snake River Veterinary Center is experienced in providing beef cattle producers and dairymen with a variety of herd health services including pregnancy detection, fresh cow checks, vaccination programs, breeding programs, and production problems.

Surgery: Gelding, livestock castration, dehorning, displaced abomasums, cesarian sections, and a variety of other surgeries can be performed at our equine and large animal barn.

Lameness Evaluation: We can help diagnose and treat lameness issues to get that equine athlete back in the game or on the trail.

Equine Pre-Purchase Exams: Purchasing a new horse is sometimes a huge commitment. A veterinarian can help you determine if a specific horse is right for you and the horses intended use, prior to purchase.

Imaging: Snake River Veterinary Center is equipped with portable x-ray and ultrasound to meet a variety of imaging needs. From joint evaluations to equine pregnancy detection, we can provide imaging to meet your needs.

Artificial Insemination: Our veterinarians are experienced in equine artificial insemination with cooled shipped and fresh semen. We can also help with beef and dairy cattle artificial insemination.

Embryo Transfer: Dr. Varriale is equipped to flush and transfer both bovine and equine embryos. He can also freeze bovine embryos for future transfer.

Parasite Control: Testing, treating, and prevention of internal and external parasites are important to the health of horses and livestock. Our veterinarians will help you develop parasite treatment and control programs specific to your needs.

Neonatal Care: Diseases in newborn livestock can be devastating. We can help you treat and prevent neonatal diseases in all livestock and horses.

Bull Breeding Soundness: We offer complete bull breeding soundness evaluations (BSE) utilizing current standards for acceptable minimum traits in breeding bulls. BSE’s provided by a trained, experienced veterinarian are the surest way to maximize pregnancy rates in your cattle. Whether it is 1 bull or 100, Snake River Veterinary Center is able to service your needs.

Regulatory: We provide brucellosis vaccination and testing, tuberculosis testing, trichomoniasis testing, health certificates and other regulatory requirements for the interstate movement of livestock.

Medicine: Diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

In-house and Referral Lab Services: Snake River Veterinary Center is equipped with a complete in-house laboratory capable of performing blood chemistries, complete blood counts, urinalyses, parasite screening, and others. We also utilize numerous referral laboratories to perform those tests we do not have available to us in-house.

Emergencies: Animal emergencies happen and our veterinarians can help you deal with all types of large animal and equine emergencies including calving and foaling problems, colic, and injuries. Call the clinic at (208) 452-7950 for instruction on contacting a veterinarian after hours.

Coggins Tests and Health Certificates: We can help you determine what is required for you and your horse to travel across the country and provide the proper paperwork and laboratory testing. Contact our office for help with your travel needs.

FFA and 4H Projects: Livestock projects require an enormous amount of effort and dedication. The staff at Snake River Veterinary Center can help 4H and FFA members with information about taking care of and preparing livestock projects for the fair.

Snake River Veterinary Center, PA

401 North Whitley Drive

Fruitland, ID 83619

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:
(208) 452-7950

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES & ON-CALL SERVICES: (208) 452-7950 Email Us: info@snakerivervet.com

In Case of Emergency Snake River Veterinary Center provides on call emergency service, weekends, nights, and holidays in case of a medical emergency. We are not in the clinic after hours, please call our office at (208) 452-7950 first if you have either a large or small animal emergency and we will give you instructions on how to contact a veterinarian.


Sunday Closed

Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

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