Catskill Veterinary Services, PLLC

230 Rock Hill Dr
Rock Hill, NY 12775

(845)796-5919

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Equine Wellness Program 2017

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This program is designed to provide the best possible preventative medicine for your horse companions in the most cost effective way. 

Please read the following sections of this document very carefully.  Please voice any questions or concerns prior to signing this agreement.

 

Guideline for Nuts and Bolts  

Payment Options: A credit card or debit card must be placed on file to allow for monthly transaction processing.  A $40 set-up fee is applied to the initial payment.   All plans are divided over a 12-month period (Current calendar year- 2017).  A $15 late fee will be applied if the credit card/debit card transaction is declined.

 Multiple Horse Discount: A 10% discount will be given to the 3rd (or more) horse enrolled in the program.

 Other Discounts: Potomac Horse Fever vaccination, Strangles vaccine, routine blood work, and sheath cleaning are discounted 5% when performed at the Wellness visit. This applies only to horses on the Wellness Plan and does not apply to products or medications. Patients enrolled in the Wellness Program will be eligible for 5% discounts on emergency services, other non-routine services as well as pharmacy items.  It is important that the patient must be actively enrolled and the account balance current.    This is NOT an insurance plan and is not transferrable to any other veterinary care provider outside of Catskill Veterinary Services veterinarians.

Refunds: Pro-rated refunds are available in the event of the sale or death of the enrolled horse.

Refunds will be made only if the owner’s account carries a zero balance. The unused portion of the

Wellness Plan may be transferred to another horse or to the new owner of the horse, if that horse remains in our practice area (pending proper paperwork transfer).

 

Discontinuation:   Catskill Vet Services reserves the right to discontinue the Wellness Plan at any time. 

 

Payment Options:  Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted cards.  If you elect to put your wellness plans on CareCredit the full amount must be charged at once.   In that case, payment options would be handled directly through CareCredit and is subject to their terms and agreements.   Please ask for a copy of the Care Credit financing options. 

 

Enrollment:  Enrollment is for the calendar year and does not carry over to the next year.  For example, if your horse is signed up in 2017 it is good for only 2017.    A new agreement and payment method would need to be processed for the following year.    November 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017.  

Available to add to any plan: 

Deworming Option:  For an additional $6, add a tube of Ivermectin can be added to any patient’s treatment plan

 

Forage Analysis:

 

A single forage analysis is included in each wellness package.   One analysis per owner.  

 

General Wellness Plan

This plan is designed for the horse that stays at home and rarely comes in contact with other horses or horse facilities. These horses are at minimal risk for contracting an infectious disease.

 

Spring Visit

Fall Visit

General Exam

Digital Coggins Test

General Exam

EWT/West Nile Virus

Dental Exam

Rabies Vaccine

Fecal Egg Count

Dental Exam

Dental Float w/ Sedation

 

EWT/West Nile Virus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan Cost: $312

Cost without Plan: $385

 

 Supreme Wellness Plan

This plan is designed for the horse that frequently comes in contact with other horses or horse facilities. Show horses and horses kept at boarding facilities may be at a greater risk of contracting an infectious disease.

 

Spring Visit

Fall Visit

General Exam

Digital Coggins Test

General Exam

EWT/West Nile Virus

Dental Exam

Rabies Vaccine

Fecal Egg Count

Dental Exam

Rhino/Flu Vaccine

 

EWT/West Nile Virus

 

Dental Float w/ Sedation

Rhino/Flu Vaccine

Intranasal Strangles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan Cost: $400

Cost without Plan: $488

 

Performance Wellness Plan

 

This plan is designed for the work and performance horse.  It includes digital lateral hoof radiographs that will help your farrier evaluate the bone column and hoof angle and baseline blood work. 

 

Spring Visit

Fall Visit

General Exam

Digital Coggins Test

General Exam

EWT/West Nile Virus

Dental Exam

Rabies Vaccine

Fecal Egg Count

Dental Exam

Rhino/Flu Vaccine

 

EWT/West Nile Virus Vaccine

 

Dental Float w/ Sedation

Rhino/Flu Vaccine

Intranasal Strangles

 

 


Complete Blood Count & Chemistry


Digital Radiographs (4 lateral foot images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan Cost: $601

Cost without Plan: $908

Senior Wellness Plan

This plan is designed for the senior horse.

 

Spring Visit

Fall Visit

General Exam

Digital Coggins Test

General Exam

EWT/West Nile Virus

Dental Exam

Rabies Vaccine

Fecal Egg Count

Dental Exam

Dental Float w/ Sedation

 

EWT/West Nile Virus

 

 

ACTH- Baseline

CBC & Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan Cost: $485

Cost without Plan: $627

 

 

Why should I have a veterinarian give my horse vaccines? 

Yes, we appreciate that you can purchase your vaccines from the local feed store or online. The most common talking point is “but you don’t know how those vaccines are handled” as a reason for you to have your veterinarian administer the vaccines.  The doctors of Catskill Vet Services feel that the vast majority of retail suppliers follow proper handling protocol for vaccines. When a licensed veterinarian gives your horse vaccines he/she also provides a thorough physical examination including listening to your horse’s heart, lungs, gut sounds, examination of their gums, and temperature.  If there were to be any manufacturer recalls or issues with the vaccine lots a retailer is not likely going to notify individual owners.  We record all serial numbers in our computerized medical record system and would contact you in an event of a recall. We also record and report any and all vaccination reactions.  The vaccines we use have the lowest vaccine associated reaction rates. 

 

Why does my horse need a Coggins when we do not travel? 

A “Coggins” is a blood test that detects antibodies to the disease Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). This is a virus that can cause affected horses (or donkeys) to have fevers, anemia (low red blood cell count), edema (stocking up), or weight loss/muscle wasting. Some horses recover quickly from the symptoms, which may be nothing more than a fever for <24 hours. Horses that become infected will carry the disease for life. These carriers often show no signs of disease and appear healthy. Carriers then serve as a source of disease transmission to other horses.

 

Equine Infectious Anemia is spread by flies (horse flies and deer flies) so your horse does not have to come into contact with an infected horse to catch the virus. Flies come to your farm, so your horse is at risk even they never travel, or live in a closed herd. There is no vaccine for EIA and there is no treatment.

 

EIA has not been eradicated from the United States, but remains active at low levels.  Since 1980, the majority of positive horses is asymptomatic and therefore even more reason for routine testing. 

 

Why do you need to sedate my horse to perform dentistry? 

To perform a thorough dental examination, in which each tooth is individually assessed using mirrors, picks and lights; a full-mouth speculum must be used. Horses may tolerate a mouth speculum for a period of a few minutes, but a comprehensive dental examination may take up to 20 minutes in horses with multiple dental abnormalities. Horses cannot be expected to tolerate a speculum for this period of time without drugs to produce relaxation, alleviation of anxiety, and potential pain control.

NEW LOCATION!

Catskill Veterinary Services has located to our new location as of August 1, 2017

230 Rock Hill Dr

PO Box 465
Rock Hill , NY 12775

HOURS


Day Open Close
Monday 8:30am 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am 6:00pm
Thursday 8:30am 6:00pm
Friday 8:30am 6:00pm
Saturday 8:30am 12:00pm
Sunday Closed Closed

*Upon special request house/farm calls may be scheduled outside of our normal hours however additional fees apply. 

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