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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: A Unique Equine Companion

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

1 month 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…

2 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…

2 months ago

Vet Adventures: An Unlikely Encounter

I was working my dental float gently into my patient’s mouth when my phone buzzed for the umpteenth time. I…

3 months ago

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…

8 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…

11 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…

11 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago