Riding Club holds Vet Day and Tack Sale

Twenty-four horses received the medical services of veterinarians from the Kamloops Large Animal Clinic.  Pictured is Dr. Rob Mulligan  and one of the technicians with their equine patient.

Twenty-four horses received the medical services of veterinarians from the Kamloops Large Animal Clinic. Pictured is Dr. Rob Mulligan and one of the technicians with their equine patient.

The Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic provided the Barriere and District Riding Club with a great service again this year. Dr. Rob Mulligan and Dr. Bryce Davisson, along with their tech assistants, Paula and Nikita, were all on deck April 9th for a full day of medical care for our beloved horses.

There were 24 equine patients in all who turned up at the North Thompson fall fair grounds for their medical appointments. The veterinarians looked after everything from standard vaccinations to dental exams, skin issues, and general spring check ups.

Attendance from Riding Club members was double compared to last years clinic day, hence the need for two veterinarians to facilitate this year.

The Club also hosted a tack sale at the same time, with plenty of shoppers both young and old.

This also provided some extra attention to the horses who were getting their medical work done. The shopping public found themselves able to see for the first time how a horse gets dental work done, and some of the younger shoppers where very curious and got to see first hand what action in the clinic looks like.

With all the activity, and all the vocalizing going on back and forth amongst the horses, it made for a fast paced, exciting and slightly high volumed process.

All in all, a great success, and thanks goes to all the participating members of the Riding Club.

By Patti Aldrich

Vet Day co-ordinator