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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: When a Horse Favors a Leg

The elderly gray Appaloosa craned her neck to watch me as I gently ran my hand over the hard swelling…

2 months ago

Vet Adventures: Surviving Equine Botulism

Equine botulism toxicity was a grim diagnosis. Cathy and I tried to reassure each other as the expensive antitoxin was…

4 months ago

Growing Pains for a Pregnant Pony

My mentor and friend Dr. George Platt had been an equine vet for 43 years. I was in my third…

5 months ago

Vet Adventures: An Eye for Trouble

In this Vet Adventures column, a horse suffers an accidental injury, but he still finds his perfect match through a…

7 months ago

Vet Adventures: As Destiny Would Have It

When a vet goes on a call about a difficult horse, the volatile mare takes charge, at least until gravity…

8 months ago

Vet Adventures: The Value of a Veterinarian’s Time

For a veterinarian, time is extremely valuable. Every minute represents a chance to save an equine life—but some horse owners…

9 months ago

Vet Adventures: Endless Emergency Calls

Emergencies are a normal way of life for a mobile equine vet, but after 20 years of getting yanked away…

10 months ago

Vet Adventures: Taking in Olaf

Dr. Diehl describes in her Vet Adventures column what happens next in life to a gray horse with a serious…

11 months ago

Happy Feet: Helping Your Horse Have Healthy Hooves

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of preparing for a ride or a show only to find out that your horse…

1 year ago

Vet Adventures: Angel or Demon? One Pony’s Very Bad Habit

Marvin the pony was a rare find, and his owners knew it. When young Lucas went for a ride, Marvin…

1 year ago