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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: 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…

5 days 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.…

1 month 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…

2 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…

2 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…

4 months ago

Repercussions Needed for Some Horseback Outfitters

I’ve been privileged to provide vet care for many horseback outfitters, guest ranches and dude ranches throughout the course of…

6 months ago

Vet Adventures: Personal Boundaries

A veterinary colleague on social media recently posted a meme and a long, frustrated rant that made me simultaneously laugh…

8 months ago

Vet Adventures: A Unique Equine Companion

I sighed as I watched Gander growing smaller in the distance, tail flying and dust clouds rising behind him as…

9 months ago

Vet Adventures: Balancing Mom Life

I was standing near the arena gate with my daughter, Morgan, who was waiting her turn to show Kevin, our…

10 months ago

Vet Adventures: Gut Feeling

Cimarron, a stallion, lay quietly on his side in the snow as I walked up to his pen. He stretched…

10 months ago