Equine Medical Center continues to provide premier, full-service equine care during COVID-19
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The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center provides advanced specialty care, 24-hour emergency treatment, and diagnostic services for all ages and breeds of horses who continue to need care even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EMC has adapted COVID-19 policies to keep their faculty and staff safe while still providing exceptional treatment for patients.
So the COVID-19 Task Force at the EMC started in early March. I'm co-chair with Patrick Wolak and we started it when it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to seriously impact us locally in Virginia as well as the veterinary health industry. At the EMC, we do have a very high caseload and a very high emergency caseload. It was very important to us that we keep our staff and our faculty safe and healthy so that we could stay open to be able to manage those emergency situations with the horses in Virginia. Horses need 24/7 care. They don't care that there's a pandemic happening. We need to be open and available to help them. I think we really take it for granted those of us that live around here that it's, I mean, literally 30 minutes, not even, down the road. So it makes it really easy and convenient and they take such amazing care of the horses. The vets and the farriers and everyone they're really top notch and they work well together and they're really good at communicating with the owners and all the people involved and your normal vet. It's really well-run and we feel very lucky to be here. Everyone really gets it when a horse is having a problem and it's an emergency, you ask for help and all of the sudden everyone's there. And that's wonderful.