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Convenient On-Farm Services in Portland & Southwest Washington

Columbia Equine Hospital has three full-time ambulatory veterinarians who travel with equipped trucks to provide full-service care for your horses on your farm. Our patients are widely varied and include all performance show horses, race horses, endurance horses, gaited horses, trail horses, breeding horses, pets, service horses, and more.

Our comprehensive ambulatory services include:

inside imageIn addition to the above services, we also perform re-check examinations of our equine patients once they have returned home after discharge from our hospital. Our goal is to provide quality, consistent care so your horse continues with his or her progress.

Diagnostically, we have the ability to perform digital radiographs (X-ray), digital ultrasound, and endoscopic examinations at your farm when necessary. We also can provide certain treatments on the farm, such as shock wave therapy. This equipment requires a covered work area that has a direct power supply.

When scheduling any lameness exam or pre-purchase exam, our veterinarians require an arena with soft footing in addition to a safe area that has hard footing to assess the horse for soundness. We ask our clients to be prepared to ride during the lameness evaluation if requested by the doctor when trying to diagnose a soundness issue seen under saddle.

All of our dental procedures require a covered area with an overhead beam, to suspend the sedated horses head, and electrical power. These requirements are essential for the veterinarians to perform a dental float on your horse.

Columbia Equine veterinarians are available for 24-hour emergency coverage within our practice area—just contact us. Our veterinarians also provide on-site services for several major horse shows and other events in the Portland area.


“Competent and helpful.”

“Professional and compassionate.”

“I have been using CEH for years, and I have 100% faith in them.”

“I always have a great experience with them.”

“I recommend them for all your horses medical needs.”

“We always have a good visit when we take our horses to Columbia Equine!”

“Columbia Equine has a wonderful staff of professionals & state of the art equipment.”

“They're focused on the well being of the animals more than anything else. They educate the customer and are helpful in many aspects, I recommend them all the time!”

– Marlene

“Blessed am I to have this great vet team behind me and my pony thank you Columbia Equine Hospital! You rock!”

– Lauren

“Thank you for the great addition to your already top notch staff at Columbia Equine. We love you guys!”

“Amazing vets and beautiful facility. I've had my horses under their care before and they do an awesome job! I would recommend any of my fellow horse friends to take their horses there.”

“I can not begin thank Dr. Hanson and staff for the amazing care they gave my horse...”

“My initial conversation was with Alexis, me asking a lot of questions, she providing a lot of professional answers and setting up an appointment for a farm visit later that day, to Dr. Rioux-Forker showing up on time, listening to the problems we are having with our OTTB, Leon, asking thoughtful questions, and suggesting helpful solutions, we were very happy with every interaction we had with the staff at Columbia Equine Hospital. Very helpful. Very professional. Very experienced. And reasonably priced. Thank you!”