June 11, 2013 – The Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center will host its grand opening celebration of its new facility near Penryn, California. A horse health fair will be held at this facility at 2973 Penryn Road, Penryn, California, on Sunday, June 30, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will showcase the new Medical Center's full range of services and have groups present to share information about equine rescue, training, tack and equipment and much more. Staff veterinarians will speak on topics that every horse owner should be educated about, including podiatry/lameness, emergency care, breeding basics, the equine eye, acupuncture and other topics. There will also be food and entertainment for the entire family.
In addition to the services provided at the Penryn location, the medical team will operate a fleet of six fully-equipped field service ambulatory units that are available for ranch calls to all of Placer, and parts of Nevada, Sacramento, Yolo and Yuba Counties, providing emergency, dental, reproductive and preventative health care services.
The move from its current facility in Loomis to its new, state-of-the-art facility in Penryn will double its capacity for hospitalizing large animals, including horses, llamas, alpacas and goats, from 20 to 40 animals when all phases are completed. The new facility also provides more space for routine office visits and the ability to better accommodate both animal and owner.
The new facility will increase interior square footage by 25%, while adding more acreage and a second barn will give the facility the ability to board more horses and offer more rehabilitation services along with pasture areas for horses to move about and graze freely. For owners, the facility will have additional parking for large vehicles and trailers, and easy access to I-80.
The Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center will continue to offer the high-quality care and services that its patients and their animals have grown accustomed to since it began serving the region in 1975. These services include a full-service hospital facility for the comprehensive care of horses and other large animals, including stalls large enough for both mare and foal.
Its emergency and critical care team is on-call and available 24/7 with in-house laboratory services, oxygen therapy, blood and plasma transfusions, and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for horses in need of life-saving care.
A surgery suite includes a hydraulic assisted table with heated waterbed and overhead hoist system to transport anesthetized patients and keep them comfortable during and after surgery.
Like hospitals for humans, Loomis Basin includes radiology, ultrasonography, endoscopy and one of the few equine MRIs in the state of California to diagnose patients quickly and help determine the best course of action for the patient.
The facility also offers reproduction services, dentistry, and routine and corrective shoeing.
“We are excited to be able to offer more services to more horses in our community with the opening of our new, larger facility,” said Langdon Fielding, DVM, DACVECC (Equine Critical Care) of the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. “This new facility will allow us to continue to help many animals live longer, healthier lives and give us the opportunity to not only expand our services, but to add more work space and three additional highly skilled veterinarians to our team.”
In addition to its life-saving medical care, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center provides educational classes to youth interested in veterinary medicine or learning more about their own horses. For adults, the staff offers classes for people considering horse ownership, how to spot lameness and how to handle emergencies. With the new facility they will be able to offer these classes to more community members.
“This facility is state-of-the-art and allows our team of veterinarians to provide the best possible service to the patients we serve,” said Jill Higgins, DVM, of the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. “Our ICU will also allow owners to spend more time with their animals with an area for both patient and owner to comfortably be with each other during the entire treatment process. We believe there is power, not only in medicine, but also the touch and presence of their owners.”
Conveniently located in Penryn, California, just northeast of Sacramento the Loomis Basin, Equine Medical Center is the only facility between San Francisco and Reno offering hospitalization, surgery and intensive care for horses (with the exception of the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine). The original Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic was established in 1975 for both farm and companion animals. In 1991, the large animal clinic was established as an independent practice in order to improve patient care by focusing services primarily on horses. With the equine hospital opened in 2004, the practice was officially renamed Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center in 2005. All doctors and staff are highly trained in the latest medical techniques for equine care. More important is the entire staff’s total commitment to the care and comfort of individual patients. As part of its commitment to providing the highest quality medical care possible for its patients, they provide qualified equine practitioners on emergency call after hours, Sundays and holidays throughout the year, and can provide hospitalization and 24-hour intensive care for critical medical and surgical cases at any time of the day or night. For more information visit LBEMC.com.