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Courtney S. Diehl, DVM

Courtney S. Diehl, DVM, has been an equine veterinarian since 2000. She is the author of Horse Vet: Chronicles of a Mobile Veterinarian and Stories of Eric the Fox, first place winner of the CIPA EVVY award. She is currently working on her third book.

Vet Adventures: Searching for Mr. Right

The Horse Illustrated Vet Adventures columnist, who is a veterinarian, has trouble finding the perfect horse for her daughter. I…

1 month ago

Vet Adventures: BFFs to the End

In Courtney S. Diehl's Vet Adventures column, she describes the loss of a horse she's written of often and how…

2 months ago

Vet Adventures: The Chaotic Life of a Vet

One vet's crazy day reminds us how chaotic life can get. But when it matters, a life is saved. The…

3 months ago

Vet Adventure: The Best Medicine

In a much-welcomed switch-up, a client takes care of a veterinarian in need. My back was hurting again, and my…

5 months ago

Vet Adventures: Veterinary Care Alone in the Middle of the Night

The barn was dark and empty when I pulled up, and all the horses were far away in a huge…

7 months ago

Caller ID: Being Able to Charge for a Veterinary Visit

In this Vet Adventures column, veterinarian Courtney Diehl, DVM, has a hard time knowing how to charge for a dead-end…

9 months ago

Vet Adventures: Wild Thing—An Orphaned Mustang Foal Beats All Odds

The scrawny foal huddled miserably in the corner of the straw-filled pen, and I moved as slowly as I could…

10 months ago

In Case of Colic: What is Colic in Horses and How Do You Treat and Prevent It?

Few problems can leave you feeling more scared and helpless than a colicky horse. Sometimes colic feels as unpredictable as…

1 year ago

Ears First into Trouble: A Really Old Donkey Wreaks Havoc on the Farm

The oldest horse I’d ever worked on was 34, so when Robyn announced that her donkey was 47, I was…

1 year ago

Vet Adventures: The Gloves are Off (for an Equine Rectal Exam)

Sage stood miserably in the corner of his stall and didn’t react as I approached him. The sour barn manager…

1 year ago