Emergencies

Client emergency line: (802) 484-9100

Contacting Us


While we hope that your horse never is in need of emergency care, we offer 24-hour emergency coverage for our regular clients.

Calls are answered by a live person, not a machine.

Our experienced horse-owning staff will assist you during business hours (8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday-Friday). Our answering service is available at night and on weekends, and will contact Dr. Hoyns in case of emergency or to take messages.

An accurate, detailed description of any injury, abnormal behavior, or lameness is extremely helpful.

Please take a minute to complete our online Client-Patient Form to ensure we have your information on file!

Your Horse’s Vital Signs

To facilitate care, we also urge our clients to be comfortable with taking some of their horse’s vital signs, such as temperature, pulse/heart rate and respiration. We would be glad to assist you in learning these valuable skills.

Normal Vital Signs:

  • Temperature: 98-100.5 F
  • Pulse rate: 28-44 beats per minute
  • Respiratory rate: 8-24 breaths per minute

Information While You’re Away

If you are planning to be away from home and someone else will be caring for your horse, consider completing our Horse Sitter form.