Field Services of Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center

Field Service

The field service department of the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center services stables and farms, both small and large, in the surrounding areas of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Mercer Counties of NJ, and Bucks County PA. Our patients include a range of breeds and disciplines, as well as a variety of life stages; including mares and foals, juveniles, adults, and geriatric patients. The field service department prides itself on its professionalism, compassion, and dedication to providing the highest-quality ambulatory medicine. 

Our field service veterinarians, Drs. Kyle Clark, Gemma Gerardi and Katy Sullivan, work closely with our in-clinic specialists as a team. This allows our ambulatory veterinarians to provide primary care at your location while also providing for the possibility of referral to the clinic if hospitalization, advanced imaging, or surgery is required. 

We provide the following field services:

Emergency Services (24/7 availability for emergency coverage)

  • Colic
  • Infectious Disease
  • Eye Emergencies
  • Lacerations/Traumatic Incidents
  • Wide variety of other ailments requiring immediate veterinary attention

Wellness and Preventative Medicine

  • Physical Exam
    • Normal Physical Exam Parameters Adult Horses:
      • Temperature: 100.5-101.5
      • Heart Rate: 28-40 beats per minute
      • Respiratory Rate: 12-16 breaths per minute
      • Manure production: minimum of 8-12 piles of formed manure daily
      • Body Condition Score: Ideal 4-5/9 (Henneke Body Condition Scoring System)

    • A routine physical exam is where all the major body systems of the horse are critically evaluated by the veterinarian: from heart murmurs to skin disease to body condition score.
  • Vaccinations
    • Adults
    • Foals
    • Pregnant Mares
  • Parasite Control Programs
    • Adult Horses
    • Foals
    • Deworming Products
  • Nutrition and Feeding Consultation
  • Digital Health Certificates and Coggins via Global Vet Link
    • Health Certificates are required for any horse traveling out of the state and out of the country. Some shows within the state may require a health certificate or health statement in order to enter the show grounds.

    • NJ state law requires all animals to be examined within 30 days of writing the health certificate. The animal must be determined to be free of disease, have a normal rectal temperature, and proof of negative coggins test within the past 12 months

    • Coggins Testing: a blood sample is taken to test for equine infectious anemia (EIA). By New Jersey law, any horses traveling on state roads must have proof of a negative coggins within the past 24 months.

  • Microchip Insertion
    • A small computer chip is placed within the nuchal ligament on left side of the neck just below the base of the mane. Skin is cleaned prior to insertion and sedation is rarely required.
    • 15 digit number that is unique to the horse
    • A permanent way to identify a horse
    • Required by USEF, FEI and The Jockey Club (any foals born after 2017)

In-House Laboratory

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Serum Biochemistry
  • Serum Amyloid A
  • Fecal Egg Count

Stall-Side Laboratory Testing

  • Serum Amyloid A
  • Lactate

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Digital Radiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Endoscopy and Over-Ground Endoscopy

Sports Medicine

  • Lameness Evaluations
  • Pre-Purchase Examinations
  • Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy
  • IRAP (interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein)
  • Pro-Stride APS and PRP (protein-rich plasma) - Harvesting and On-Site Administration
  • Intraarticular Therapy (joint injections)
  • Mesotherapy

Equine Dentistry

  • Oral Exam
  • Tooth Equilibration (float)
  • Dental Radiography
  • Soft Tissue Disease Management
  • Incisor, Pre-molar, Molar Extraction
  • More Dental Information

      Oral health is vital for the well-being of your horse at any age.

      Our experienced veterinarians deliver a full range of equine dentistry services, from routine dental procedures in the field to advanced procedures at our hospital, performed according to the highest standards of care. When you make annual dental examinations for your horse a priority, you help ensure problems are detected and addressed early and appropriately. In recent years there have been many exciting advances in equine dentistry that have significantly increased the level of care veterinarians can provide.

      Mid-Atlantic Equine recommends, at minimum, YEARLY dental exams of horses of every age. Young horses that have rapid growth and changes to their teeth and older horses whose teeth may be expiring, may require more frequent dental exams.

      Equine dentistry is more than a “float”. An oral health exam begins with a through history involving the horse’s diet, performance and overall physical health, progresses to an external exam of the head and assessment of body condition, the proper sedation protocol is then selected based on the unique characteristics of individual, the mouth is rinsed with water and a speculum is placed and a through exam through palpation and visualization of the teeth and soft tissues of the oral cavity is performed. Based on specific abnormalities and concerns of the, dental equilibration using a combination of power and hand tools are used to maintain a comfortable and functional mouth. Further diagnostics, such as radiographs, endoscopy, biopsy of soft tissues, may be used to identify and diagnose disease. At the end of the exam, the veterinarian will discuss any further treatments or follow-up management, such a diet changes, which will aid in prolonging the oral and overall health of the horse.

      The veterinarians at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center are in full support of the NJVMA position statement regarding equine dentistry.

Reproduction and Mare/Foal Care

  • Routine Examinations
  • Breeding Management
  • Foaling and Foal Care

Integrative Medicine

  • Chiropractic/Spinal Manipulation
  • Acupuncture

Your Field Service Clinicians

Dr. Kyle Clark: Dr. Clark joined Mid- Atlantic Equine Medical Center in 2018. His professional interests include sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Gemma Gerardi: Dr. Gerardi has been a veterinarian at the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center since 2010.  Her professional interests include lameness, reproduction, dentistry, and emergency medicine.

Dr. Katy Sullivan: Dr. Sullivan joined Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center team in 2016. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, lameness, reproduction and dentistry.