My veterinarian of about 10 years is a solo practitioner. She informed us at the last farm call that she will be stopping farm calls in lieu of a trailer your horse to her practice.
I feel blindsided, and wonder if this is a trend in equine practice?
My horses are generally healthy, needing only routine exams, occasional joint injections, coggins tests, and vaccines. But I worry about the future for urgent care.
Should I hope she rethinks the idea, or should I go ahead right away and line up another practice who will handle urgent and emergency care? And keep the current vet for routine wellness stuff, or just go ahead and make the break?
Hauling to the current vet is about an hour going and coming, plus prep and loading time.