Entries by Dr. Donovan Dagner, DVM

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic Is Going Solar

We are excited to announce that Blue Ridge Equine Clinic has partnered up with Sigora Solar to install solar (photovoltaic) panels at the clinic in Earlysville. The system is scheduled to be installed starting December 13th and should be finished by December 15th. This just happens to coincide with our holiday open house on December […]

My Old Friend

So many of us have one of these among our pets, no more so than with our horses. The older horse who has been a part of someone’s life for 20+ years is a blessing and a treasure. I count myself lucky every time I get to be a part of one of these special […]

Vaccinating Your Horse Yourself

There has been a lot of discussion lately on this topic. Most horse owners prefer to have veterinarians vaccinate their horses, but many are comfortable doing it themselves and have done so for years without any complications. This can save some money and can be more convenient for those people who have been trained to […]

Dr. Dagner Goes To Haiti

On February 16, I went with a team from Building Goodness Foundation to Haiti to build an incentive kay. An incentive kay is a small house that is built for a family as a reward for their efforts to restore Haiti’s habitat. Much of Haiti has suffered massive deforestation so one project trying to fix this […]

Getting Mares Ready For Breeding

It seems like every year, once we get past all the holiday rush, people’s minds turn back to their horses with a sudden intensity. I begin to receive all kinds of questions about breeding mares. The biggest factor for preparing for breeding is recognizing your mare’s cycling patterns. In Virginia many mares will continue to […]

The Changing World Of Veterinary Drugs

It is no surprise to anyone, we are sure, that the way we purchase just about everything has changed in the last few years. Veterinary drugs are no different. We know that many of our clients struggle to make sure they are getting the best possible price on the prescriptions they need for their horses. […]