Experienced Orthopedic & General Surgery for Horses


Columbia Equine Hospital has prepared a skilled surgical team to provide the best care for your horse. Our experienced surgeon, Dr. Scott Hansen, has invaluable expertise in emergency and elective surgical procedures. Dr. Hansen has been the surgeon at Columbia Equine Hospital since 1983 and has had extensive surgical training and experience, including:


  • Video Arthroscopy
  • General Orthopedic Procedures
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Dental Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Immature and Mature Castrations
  • Cryptorchid Castration

At this time, Columbia Equine Hospital does not perform colic surgery/ exploratory laparotomy.

Our surgical suite is complete with a hydraulic table, gas anesthesia with positive pressure ventilation, blood pressure monitoring, EKG, padded induction and recovery room, climate control, and a wide variety of other medical and surgical equipment. Surgical patients are hospitalized for monitoring and aftercare following any surgical procedure.

All non-emergent surgical patients will be admitted the day prior to the surgery, a full physical examination will be performed, and a full blood work panel (Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry) will be processed. These laboratory results are utilized to ensure the health and reduce the risk of your horse undergoing anesthesia for surgical procedures. Columbia Equine Hospital takes every precaution to ensure your horse’s safety.