New Location Opening Soon!

Dr. Casey Gruber his wife Dominique and their team are thrilled to announce we are opening our new facility located at 15 Two Willow Lane, Red Lodge, MT (previously the home of Red Lodge Surveying). Just 1/2 mile from our current location. We are so thankful for the support from the community and everyone that has helped make this dream come true. 

Our new facility will provide us the much needed space to continue to practice high-quality mixed animal medicine, in an easy to access location within Red Lodge.

The main building will have 2 exam rooms for you and your pets’ comfort, along with ample space for in-house surgeries, diagnostics and treatments. The equine treatment and examination facility will be connected directly to our hospitalized equine patient barn and bovine facility, allowing us to closely monitor our equine and bovine critical care patients while we continue with our daily in-clinic visits.

We will no longer be providing small animal non-clinical boarding services at our new location. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Directions: Continue NW on Hwy 78, 1/2 mile past current location. Then turn left onto Two Willow Lane. Our new location is 15 Two Willow Lane, the large brown building on the left hand-side. Please enter up the front ramp to reception

We have outgrown our current location!

 

 

Hills Science Diet – Extended Recall – Please Read!

** EXTENDED RECALL**

Your pets’ health is our number one priority.

Hills Science Diet has extended its recall to several of its canned pate/stew dog food due to a potentially dangerous level of vitamin D. Pets who have consumed these products may experience the following symptoms:

• vomiting
• increased thirst
• increased urination
• excessive drooling
• weight loss
• renal dysfunction (if consumed at high levels)

If your pet has consumed any of the affected products, please contact us whether or not they are showing symptoms: 406-446-2815

If you have purchased any of the recalled food on the list from us, please give us a call for a full refund. If you have purchased any of the food on the list from a different company, please follow the instructions provided to learn how to get the affected food taken care of. The following link will also demonstrate how to read the sku numbers to see if the food you have is affected.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience,

The team at Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic.

2nd Annual Educational Seminar for Horse Owners – Lameness

Dr. Casey Gruber and Red Lodge Veterinary Clinic are thrilled to offer our 2nd annual educational seminar for horse owners. This time around we will be focusing on equine lameness. Specific topics include diagnosis, treatment options, common injuries in working and performance horses and ‘when to call the vet’.  We are excited to present our guest speaker Dr. Britt Conklin. He is an equine professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, which inducted him into its hall of fame. Upon graduation from veterinary school at Texas A&M, he worked at a large equine referral practice in Weatherford, Texas. More recently he was a practicing veterinarian and owner at Reata Equine Hospital. Conklin has an expertise in dealing with lameness in performance horses, as well as podiatry, and spends his time helping horse owners and veterinarians care for performance horses. He’s a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Farrier’s Association, and the Texas Equine Veterinary Association.

RSVP quickly as we filled every slot last year! 406-446-2815 or redlodgevet@gmail.com.

 

Learn to Recognize Your Horse’s Dental Problems

Horses with dental problems may show obvious signs, such as pain or irritation, or they may show no noticeable signs at all. This is because some horses simply adapt to their discomfort.

 

For this reason, periodic dental examinations performed by your equine veterinarian are essential to your horse’s health. It is important to catch dental problems early. If a horse starts behaving abnormally, dental problems should be considered as a potential cause. Waiting too long may increase the difficulty of remedying certain conditions or may even make remedy impossible.

 

Look for the following indicators of dental problems from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to know when to seek veterinary attention for your horse:

 

  1. Loss of feed from mouth while eating, difficulty with chewing, or excessive salivation.
  2. Loss of body condition.
  3. Large or undigested feed particles (long stems or whole grain) in manure.
  4. Head tilting or tossing, bit chewing, tongue lolling, fighting the bit, or resisting bridling.
  5. Poor performance, such as lugging on the bridle, failing to turn or stop, even bucking.
  6. Foul odor from mouth or nostrils, or traces of blood from the mouth.
  7. Nasal discharge or swelling of the face, jaw or mouth tissues.

 

Oral exams should be an essential part of an annual physical examination by your veterinarian. Every dental exam provides the opportunity to perform routine preventative dental maintenance. Mature horses should get a thorough dental exam at least once a year, and horses 2 –5 years old should be examined twice yearly.

 

Learn more about proper dental care at www.aaep.org/horse-owner.