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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: High-Altitude Rescue, Part 3

Read Vet Adventures: High-Altitude Rescue, Part 1 and Vet Adventures: High-Altitude Rescue, Part 2 for the first two installments of Doreen’s…

3 days ago


Vet Adventures: High-Altitude Rescue, Part 1

In this edition of Vet Adventures, another law enforcement rescue intake requires getting 30 horses in poor condition off a…

3 months ago

Vet Adventures: Treating a Joint Wound and Humanitis

“Well, that’s right in the joint,” I said to no one in particular, and sighed in frustration as I pulled…

5 months ago

Vet Adventures: A Difficult Mare

I took a deep breath, put my stethoscope on, and slowly reached out a hand to a skinny sorrel mare…

6 months ago

Vet Adventures: Justice for Charlotte

The two Mini Horses peered fearfully at me through the rails of the pen. The pen was wired shut, and…

7 months ago

Vet Adventures: Reflecting on Horses’ Past Lives

Three or four pinto horses nickered to us hopefully as we trudged up to the sagging wire fence, pulled on…

8 months ago

Vet Adventures: Coffee Ruined

My 5 a.m. alarm blaring in my ear startled me out of whatever half state of sleep I’d been in.…

9 months ago

Vet Adventures: How Not to Treat a Horse’s Wound

I’d been treating my patient, a sweet Quarter Horse mare named Maizey, for almost two weeks. Maizey had been running…

10 months ago

Vet Adventures: Prolonging a Procedure

I wasn’t worried about performing the actual mass removal; it was a procedure I’d done on many horses and wasn’t…

10 months ago

Vet Adventures: The Fight of a Neglected Mare

In this edition of Vet Adventures, a neglected mare pulled from the kill pen has a long journey back to…

12 months ago