TEVA Turns 7!

As we celebrate TEVA's 7th birthday, we are working diligently to continue growing the practice. Thanks to our supportive and gracious clients we have many successes to celebrate since this time in 2016.  

In the past year, TEVA has added three new staff members, 300 facebook followers, and given back more than $2,200 in cash incentives to clients as part of our new customer referral program. 

Additionally, we were named the 2016 Small Business of the Year (Rural/Tourism) by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, both Dr. Jay and Dr. Sallie were named Top Veterinarians of the Year by Northern Virginia Magazine, and Dr. Joyce was named the 2017 PATH International Veterinarian of the Year (Region 3). 

In addition to these accolades, Dr. Sallie Hyman has been published again in TheHorse.com, Office Manager Christie Kimberlin was elected to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors for the Loudoun County Equine Alliance and Dr. Jay has been serving as the Barbados Equestrian Team Vet.

Dr. Jay, Dr. Sallie, and the entire TEVA team say "thank you", to everyone who continues to support and grow the practice. 

Tis the Season - Red Maple and Oak Toxicity

The Fall season brings cooler weather and beautiful colored foliage. Leaves start to fall and the grass starts to die back. Although we may see this as a time to get off the mower and get on our horses to enjoy the beautiful scenery, it can be a very dangerous time for horses if the wrong things end up in their pasture. 

Red maple leaves and acorns from oak trees pose very serious threats to horses. Both are highly toxic and can cause serious harm and death if ingested. Horses often eat red maple leaves or acorns if there is not enough grass left in the pasture and they are not supplied with supplemental forage such as hay or hay cubes. Some horses accidentally taste acorns that have fallen into a field and then develop a taste for them and seek them out.

Read the rest of Dr. Hyman's article here.


Welcome Cindy to Team TEVA

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our TEVA office staff - Cindy Schaufeld. Cindy officially joined our TEVA family in July as a Customer Care Representative. With great love and compassion for all animals, she is particularly fond of horses.  She brings extensive expertise to TEVA from Leesburg's River Farm Stables, where she established and managed the daily family equine business for a decade. 

Cindy was born and raised on Long Island, New York and moved to Leesburg with her husband Rich in February 2006. She enjoys traveling, taking long walks with her husband and dog, and visiting the ocean.


TIMELY TEVA TIDBITS

VADA/Nova Autumn Dressage Show
Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10

Middleburg Classic Horse Show
TEVA will be the on site vet, complete with ambulance!
Wednesday, September 20 - Sunday, September 24

Morven Park Fall International Horse Trials
TEVA will be the on site vet, complete with ambulance!
Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1

Winterizing Pastures Starts in Fall
By University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment
Winter is a hard season for horse owners. Water freezes, grass isn't growing, and mud seems abundant. Winter is also hard on pastures, and a single winter of poor management can undo years of costly improvements. However, there are steps that can be taken to prepare cool-season pastures for winter and improve the pasture's chances of weathering the cold season well.
Read the rest here.

Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter
By Samantha Steelman, PhD
Knowing how your horse's body reacts to colder temperatures-and training accordingly-can help you both stay productive during the chilly months ahead. Read the rest here.


HELP US HELP YOU

Make the Most of Your Vet Appointment

1. Be on time and have your horse caught and haltered. To maximize the time your vet can spend with you, please have your horse ready, especially if your horse is difficult to catch!

2. Make sure your horse is clean enough for the vet to examine.  Whether needing to look good for Coggins photos or facilitating preparation for procedures or vaccines, a clean horse is less likely to have negative reactions.

3. Work with your horse and teach good manners.   Not every horse enjoys a visit from the vet, but if it has basic manners things will go much more smoothly.  Simple leading, trotting a straight line and the ability to stand quietly for temperature taking are imperative.

4. Write down questions and concerns beforehand.   Present your list at the start of the appointment. Large concerns that are forgotten until the end of the exam cannot be properly addressed at the end of the appointment.

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