Horse Veterinarian Orange County
Dr. Silvia M. Colladay has been servicing Orange County as an ambulatory veterinary practitioner since 2001. Her primary focus over the years has been lameness in the equine sport horse.
Besides lameness she also focuses her practice on preventative medicine, dentistry, nutrition and geriatric medicine. A special interest in geriatric medicine has peaked in the last several years as she has been fortunate enough to be in the area long enough now to see many of her patients live into retirement!
About Dr. Silvia Colladay
Dr. Silvia Colladay has been servicing Orange County as an ambulatory large animal veterinarian since 2001. Her primary focus over the years has been lameness in the sport horse.
She realizes the dedication horse owners have for their equine pets and strives to keep her patients healthy and sound. Regular attendance to various continuing education courses helps her to stay up to date with the newest technologies to offer her clients. In addition to constantly keep up to date with new therapies she strives to keep her equipment updated as well, to what the newest digital age technology has to offer.
Besides lameness she also focuses her practice on preventative medicine, dentistry, nutrition and geriatric medicine. She does all of her dentals and does not send them to outside sources unless more extensive surgical measures need to be taken. Any before and after care is performed by herself. Nutrition is often overlooked but a very important component to the horses health. You yourself probably done eat like you did when you were a youngster so why should your horse? A special interest in geriatric medicine has peaked in the last several years as she has been fortunate enough to be in the orange county area long enough now to see many of her patients live into retirement!
For those of you interested in a more holistic approach she has also incorporated acupuncture as a modality of care. In 2010 she received her certification in veterinary acupuncture from the Chi institute. There are many scenarios that traditional western medicine may need an additional way of thinking and treating to see the results you want in terms of healthcare.
You will find her approach to be more of an integrative style not favoring one or the other but rather seeing what would be the highest level of care and in the best interest of the patient at that particular moment.
In addition to her practice in southern California she is also a strong advocate for the Equine Initiative sponsored by the AAEP as well as Rural Area Veterinary Services. Both organizations are for the working equid in underdeveloped countries throughout the world. It brings together veterinarians, students, farriers, nutritionists together to help locals better understand how to care for their working herds of donkeys, mules and horses. Click here if you would like to see a glimpse of some of my past trips to Mexico, Peru and Nicaragua!