Jackpot Veterinary Center offers a variety of services for your livestock and horses!
Jackpot was established as a strictly mobile equine practice in 2014 and has since grown to include both hospital and ambulatory veterinary services.
In spring of 2019 we opened our equine hospital, and expanded our available services and diagnostics dramatically.
Please explore both the Ambulatory, Hospital and other Large Animal services on our site.
Jackpot Veterinary Center offers exceptional ambulatory services available 24/7. We understand that horse emergencies happen and are ready and able to assist you with whatever critical problem you're facing.
Our Ambulatory ER Call Range is more limited than our regular service area so be sure to call if you have any questions after hours! 520-999-3888
Some of our General Wellness Recommendations can be found below:
EQUINE ROUTINE EXAMINATIONS & VACCINES
Our doctors recommend horses be vaccinated twice a year, and the best times are “spring” and “fall” to avoid the high heat of the summer. This includes a general physical for your horse where we will check teeth, auscultate heart and lungs and listen to ensure normal gastrointestinal sounds. Other concerns can certainly be examined but if further diagnositcs (such as X-Ray, ultrasound etc.) are desired please let us know ahead of time, and there may be additional charges.
Spring vaccines include our Vetera combo vaccine (including Eastern and Western Encephalitis Virus, Tetanus and West Nile) and Flu/Rhino (Equine Herpes Virus 1 & 4).
Fall vaccines are usually a West Nile booster, Flu/Rhino (this is a 6 month vaccine), and Rabies (annually so could be administered in the spring).
Routine dental floats are recommended for most horses annually to every other year. Our equine doctors are happy to check teeth to see if a float is needed prior to float as well. Generally if it has been over 2 years a float will be recommended.
The process involves some standing sedation, insertion of speculum, and “floating” or leveling of the teeth. Generally our doctors smooth the sharp enamel points of the buccal surface of maxillary teeth (outside of upper teeth) and lingual surface of mandibular teeth (inside of lower teeth). The occlusal surface is checked for overall alignment and corrections are made only if needed.
Locomotor and musculoskeletal dysfunction in the horse is one of the primary reasons for veterinary services to be utilized. Our doctors are well versed in advanced lameness diagnostic workups, from regional nerve blocks to ultrasonography and digital radiographs (X-rays).
Lameness is one of the primary reasons for early retirement in the horse, so allow our doctors to intervene early in the process, to help ensure your horses have a long and comfortable athletic career.
A majority of lameness and locomotor soreness originates in the foot. Cooperation between equine veterinarians and farriers is essential to the health and continued success of your horse.
Dr. Smogor is a veterinarian that specializes in equine podiatry. Dr. Smogor attended Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School and shod horses before, during and after veterinary school. Since becoming a veterinarian she has attended specialized training and continuing education regarding podiatry.
Interstate Travel Documents (Health Certificate and Coggins)
For a horse to be transported across state lines they must be accompanied by a current Coggins test as well as a valid health certificate.
Coggins is a blood test for Equine Infectious Anemia. It must be drawn by a licensed veterinarian and processed in a USDA accredited laboratory. This will generally take 5 to 7 days to come back, or we can rush it to have it back within 1 business day (additional fee is associated).
Generally Coggins are good for 12 months but there are selected states where they’re only accepted for 6 months.
A health certificate is issued prior to transport and requires current coggins information, origin and destination locations, and must be issued by a USDA accredited veterinarian. Some states may require a permit number as well for entry.
We process all of our travel documents online, which can be printed in clinic and/or emailed. Due to changes with USDA documentation there are no longer hand written copies available.
Canadian Health Certificates
For horses to travel across the international border into Canada they must be accompanied by a more robust certificate than what is required for routine interstate travel.
Horses are examined and found to be healthy (taking routine vitals and monitoring for any abnormalities). Physical (hard copies) of coggins forms must be collected and details entered onto an international document. Once this document is completed it is signed by the examining veterinarian and entire packet of documents is mailed to the USDA office for processing.
The federal office will then ensure documents are properly annotated and the documents will be approved by the federal office and returned (by mail) to either the clinic or physical address of owner’s choosing.
This process can certainly take time, so we recommend you contact us 10-14 days before planning on leaving Arizona to ensure there is an appropriate amount of time for paperwork to be sent, processed and return back.