The Clarksburg, West Virginia (WV) office of law firm Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC is home to the firm’s Equine Legal Team. Led by life-long horsewoman Allison J. Farrell, the team understands the fundamentals and unique needs of the equine industry and is committed to serving those needs. To that end, the information and listings here are provided to assist horse owners, enthusiasts, and businesses in finding quality equine veterinary services and farriers in WV, PA, and OH.
Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC is providing this listing of equine industry professionals as a courtesy; any equine industry professional can request to be listed here and the firm in no way endorses any of the following business, professionals, or their services. To have your equine business listed in our Resources clearinghouse, please contact Allison Farrell by phone at (304) 521-6120 or by email.
Finding the Right Equine Veterinary Services and Farriers
The care of horses requires specialized knowledge, skill, and horsemanship. Whether you are a casual rider who owns a horse or two or the operator of a stable that houses 30 horses, providing for the health and well-being of the animals in your care is a critical priority. Identifying a trusted horse veterinarian and finding quality farrier services are essential tasks that require a careful evaluation of the specific education, experience, and knowledge of the providers in question.
What to Look for in a Horse Veterinarian
Equine veterinary care, just like health care for humans, is a complex field. Some vets specialize in equine care only while others have practices that include all large animals or an even broader focus. Within the field of horse veterinary care, you’ll also find veterinarians who concentrate in a certain area by breed, industry discipline, and medical specialty.
Finding a horse veterinarian that possesses the specific knowledge and skills needed to care for your horse or horses might require some research and diligence. Talk to equine professionals you trust and ask for recommendations. You can also find resources and information on websites of organizations that govern and support the equine veterinary industry, like the American Association of Equine Practitioners or the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service.
What to Look for in Farrier Services
Like equine veterinarians, farriers are highly specialized horse care professionals. Unlike veterinarians, however, farriers in the US are not required to be certified or to obtain specific training. Farriers focus on horse hoof care—evaluating the needs of the animal based on its health, anatomy, and use, then trimming and balancing hooves or shoeing the horse as appropriate for its specific needs.
The health of a horse’s hooves and legs is critical to the animal’s overall health and well-being, and finding a qualified farrier is critical. Since the farrier business is unregulated in the US, it is important to look for professionals who are trusted by peers and advisors in the industry. Certifications, though not required, are available through organizations like the American Farriers Association.
Equine Veterinary Services in WV, PA, and OH
Horse Veterinarians in WV
Sparks Equine Veterinary Service, Summersville, WV
Allegheny Equine Veterinary Service, 1605 Parsons Road, Elkins, WV 26241
Clara A. Mason, DVM, Mobile Veterinary Services based in Winfield, WV
Horse Veterinarians in PA
Brown Equine Hospital, 876 Stoystown Road, Suite 2, Somerset, PA 15501
Horse Veterinarians in OH
Flying Horse Veterinary Practice, 6690 High Point Road, Thornville, OH 43076
Farrier Services in WV, PA, and OH
Farriers in WV
Just Shoe It Farrier Services (Martin See), Elkins, WV
Powers Horseshoeing Inc., Janelew, WV 26378
Farriers in PA
Horseshoeing by Chris Diehl, York County, PA
Farriers in OH
Clover Creek Farrier Service, 3011 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, Ohio 45106
When You Need an Equine Attorney in WV, PA, or OH
Whether you are new to the equine industry or just looking for new providers, the Equine Legal Team of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC hopes the information and listings of equine veterinary services and farriers provided here are helpful. And if you find yourself in need of equine legal services, please reach out to Allison J. Farrell and the team by calling (304) 521-6120 or completing this online contact form.
Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC is providing this listing of equine industry professionals as a courtesy; any equine industry professional can request to be listed here and the firm in no way endorses any of the following business, professionals, or their services. To have your equine business listed in our Resources clearinghouse, please contact [email protected].