Bend Equine Medical Center Mission Statement

BEMC is committed to providing exceptional equine health care with unparalleled compassion and superior service. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to fostering an environment of trust, mutual respect, and intellectual enrichment.

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Bend Equine Medical Center was created to be an institution of excellence dedicated to the horse. We offer an exceptional combination of talented and caring staff, state-of-the-art facilities and advanced diagnostic and theurapeutic equipment.

Introducing The
Lameness Locator

Have a difficult lameness or multiple limb lameness? This cutting edge technology by Equinosis has become a valuable aid to diagnosing difficult lamenesses.

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We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our patients. This includes staff specialists in both surgery and internal medicine who have pursued advanced training and can offer the most current and effective diagnostics and treatments.

BEMC opened in 1998, following a fourteen month construction phase that incorporated design features from veterinary hospitals and universities across the country.

Our 7,000 square foot climate-controlled equine hospital contains a large equine treatment area, a spacious surgery suite, heavily padded induction and recovery rooms, a clinical laboratory with hematology machines and a microbiology laboratory, a complete pharmacy and a reproduction laboratory.

Bend Equine Patient
of the Month


Cognac Bassett-Jensen


Our case of the month is Cognac Bassett-Jensen.  He is a beautiful 16 year old Warmblood Cross gelding that presented on emergency for an acute onset left hindlimb lameness after slipping and falling when turned out to pasture.  When Dr. Evans went to examine him, he was non-weight bearing lame in his left hindlimb.  He had heat and swelling around the medial aspect of his left hock and discomfort on palpation of both the medial and lateral hock.  Radiographs revealed multiple fragments originating from the medial trochlear ridge of the left talus (first image) and multiple fractures of the 4th tarsal bone (second image, left hand side of radiograph).  Due to the location of the fractures, arthritis is a concern as the fractured pieces of the 4th tarsal bone are associated with the proximal intertarsal joint.  Dr. Schmotzer plans to surgically remove the fractured pieces from the tarsocrural joint and inject PRP around the 4th tarsal bone to help with healing.  We wish Cognac a speedy recovery!












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