Cornell University Hospital for Animals


Hospital Services

Make an Appointment

  • The Equine Performance Clinic schedules appointments Monday through Friday.
  • Please call 607-253-3100 to make an appointment.
  • Please bring any pertinent medical records or have them faxed to 607-253-3787.
  • Payment is required at the time of service. (See Financial Info.)

What to Expect During Your Appointment

Your scheduled visit to the Equine Performance Clinic begins when you pull up to the circular driveway in front of the equine hospital. Please park your vehicle in the driveway, come into the reception area and check in at the front desk. After a small amount of paperwork, our licensed veterinary technician will help you unload and walk your horse to its assigned stall.

Often times, you may leave your vehicle and trailer right in the driveway but, if the lot is full, the receptionist will provide you with a parking pass and directions to nearby longer-term parking where overnight parking for trucks and trailers is also available.

After your vehicle is parked, a senior veterinarian and veterinary resident ask you questions about the horse's past medical, surgical, travel and vaccination history and current health. They will work together to conduct an examination of your horse looking at the upper airway and for any evidence of disease or previous surgery, and they will use the endoscope to evaluate the larynx at rest.

After the physical examination, our veterinarians will discuss their findings. Together, you will develop plan for further diagnosis and treatment of your horse. Patients that require surgery or advanced tests will often be admitted to the hospital at the conclusion of their initial appointment. Patients with conditions that do not require hospitalization will be discharged with detailed written instructions and a summary of the exam findings.