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Total Equine Veterinary Associates was conceived to take equine care to the next level, and to distinguish itself as a veterinary practice committed to customized service.
With our seamless, transparent transition from Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates’ Equine Division to Total Equine, we will offer enhanced services such as: • Dedicated, personal care matched to your horse’s needs • Horse-knowledgeable, equine-specific staff • Prompt and expanded client communications (including e-mail and texting) • Continued educational seminars; and new topics in 2011 • Direct appointment scheduling • Cutting-edge care— adding VersaTron Shockwave Therapy and Mobile Blood work • “Go Green”— paperless practice (on-farm electronic invoice, e-mail billing & reminders) • Revised price structure, with reduced prices for certain services With Blue Ridge’s support, you may continue to pick-up refills/medications in Purcellville 24/7. Just call Total Equine for the refill, and I will drop it off there. Likewise, I will maintain a small inventory of commonly used emergency/urgent medications at Blue Ridge Vets for dispensing (like single doses of Banamine or SMZs). I am excited to bring you Total Equine, and I have absolute confidence that your equine veterinary needs will be fully met, and your expectations for care exceeded. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Dr. Jay Joyce
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It's Seminar time again! Hope you can join us! Register here: https://tinyurl.com/TEVA2019Seminar1
We are a tad tardy in our warm welcome to our newest TEVA team member but none the less thrilled to have her on board! Please join us in welcoming Katie Cofer to our team! Our office team continues to expand to meet the daily needs of our clients and Katie is a great addition.
A little more about Katie: While horses have always been a part of her life, her formal training began at 18 when she was presented with an opportunity to work with the renowned horse behaviorist and trick trainer, Chantal Corminboeuf-Turvey. Through this year-long internship, Katie learned a lot about horse behavior and effective horse / trainer communications.
Upon completion of the internship, Katie returned home to a non-equine related job. One day a co-worker asked her to ride her fat, little-used, paint gelding named Chief. Katie was NEVER one to back down from a challenge, and enthusiastically leapt at the chance!
Her first ride on Chief resulted in being bucked off 5 times before the surly and clever Chief resigned himself to being tamed by his new rider. Four years later, Chief and Katie have an inseparable bond. They continue to perfect their liberty, work on small tricks, and strive for the goal of riding bridle-less.
Katie is thrilled to be part of the TEVA team. She has incorporated horses into every aspect of her life and is grateful to be surrounded by such knowledge people. Katie continues to expand her own knowledge of horse health and has goals of one day becoming a vet tech.
Please join us in welcoming Katie Cofer to TEAM TEVA!
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Rutledge Farm Welcomes Total Equine Veterinary Associates (TEVA) as Session Sponsor
Who goes out last night when nobody wants to? TEVA does! (Dr. H was closest) 24/7/365 and no after-hours emergency fee for regular clients. We are all in this together and that's how we demonstrate we are committed to you and your horses. Nasty lacerations like this one or Christmas colics, we're there.
TEVA is committed to protecting our people athletes too.
All 3 of TEVA's veterinarians have voluntarily taken and passed the US Equestrian SafeSport Training and Certification. This training isn't equestrian specific, but it's in response to problems encountered in several national-level sports programs regarding sexual misconduct and hazing.
We have all heard the stories about problems at the national level, and these problems probably don’t end there. This training helps coaches and trainers find positive ways to encourage young athletes in their training as well as to help recognize instances of inappropriate behaviors and how to deal with them. TEVA recommends that all local trainers, coaches, barn managers, vets, farriers, therapists and those for whom we entrust time with our children to certify to be able to recognize and appropriately respond to these issues as they arise.
Drs. Jay Joyce, Sallie Hyman, and Elizabeth Coppelman
The SafeSport Trained course covers the following topics in-depth:
- Mandatory Reporting
- Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
- Emotional and Physical Misconduct
US Equestrian requires training for all USEF Board of Directors, USEF Staff, USEF Licensed Officials, US Team Coaches & Technical Advisers, Chefs d'Equipe, Team Veterinarians, US Team Selectors, and Human Physio Therapists.
"US Equestrian is committed to creating and maintaining an equestrian community free of all forms of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct. US Equestrian members and participants have a mandatory duty to report suspected sexual misconduct to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
The USEF SafeSport Policy and U.S. Center for SafeSport Code are aimed at protecting all participants in our sport."
For more information about the SafeSport program, visit: https://www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/rules-regulations/safe-sport
Next year will mark our TENTH year of official Total Equine Education Seminars... For those of you who haven't heard, each year we host and/or present 3 to 5 educational seminars, open and free to the public (not just clients), to come and learn about a topic that is typically chosen from participant suggestions... So in honor of next year's 10th year in the series, we'd love to have everyone vote from the TEN topics, for the ONE you'd most like to learn about!
Just a quick click - one answer survey: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07efujzdt9jog3kx7g/start
LET THE VOTING BEGIN!!!
Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom, today we publicly say "Thank you" to all of the veterans in our midst for your courage, strength, and unselfish efforts to protect us.
A quick shout out to say "Thanks" to the folks at Miran Farm for showing off our banner at last week's Halloween Parade in Leesburg! You guys are awesome and it looks like you had a great time!
One of the joys of working at Morven Park International Equestrian Center is the abundance of wildlife we see in the park. This guy stopped to say hi this morning! Not the best picture, but he was gorgeous!
Almost wrapped up with the 2018 Morven Park Fall Horse Trials. CIC 3*,2*,1*. Like usual, the veterinary side of these 3 days was mostly uneventful with great footing, super maintenance, generous volunteers, and superb staffing. The weather stayed cool and dry until today. Now it's just hot. Always great to serve the park as their FEI Vet (and our office is located here too). And superb job by Dr. Elizabeth Coppelman supporting the FEI portion and giving up her weekend mornings.
The only downer was Navy losing to Air Force football Saturday, and me losing a bet to Air Force grad Toland P., and now I have to buy- then wear - an AFA shirt, and give a shout out to Air Force. Dreadful. :(
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On September 24, 2018 the Virginia Department of Agriculture, Office of Veterinary Services placed a small private farm in Loudoun County under quarantine for Equine Herpes Myelonencephalopathy (EHM). A hold order had been placed on the farm on September 21 after the Virginia State Veterinarian learned that a horse originating from the farm had tested positive for EHM and was quarantined in Maryland. No other horses have been on or off the Virginia farm in the last month. There was no exposure to horses outside of the farm. Temperatures are being monitored twice a day for the duration of the quarantine. Any horse that displays fever or clinical signs compatible with EHM will be reported to the State Veterinarian and will be tested.
For More Information About EHM, go to: https://aaep.org/sites/default/files/Documents/DiseaseFactsheetEHM.pdf
More of the TEVA Team keeping fit! Dr. Sallie Hyman and her son, Tristan, ran the Navy 5 Miler in Washington, DC this past Sunday. They and 10,000 other runners ran the 5-mile course to support the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Division of Warfighter and Family Readiness that ensures quality of life for our military families. Great work Dr. Sallie and Tristan!
Get the inside scoop on WEG from Chris Stafford's The Horse Show podcast.... Yesterday's "Drama in Endurance" included restarting the race after about 40 miles were already complete! Lots more to listen to..... http://www.wispsports.com/the-horse-show/s3e15/weg-day-1-jonelle-price-plus-drama-in-endurance
In preparation for Hurricane Florence, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has collected resources to help horse owners identify and locate resources that may be helpful during evacuation.
The link below contains a list of facilities that may have available stalls, and online resources for sourcing hay and feed.
Please note: The resources provided in this document are independent. VDACS has not inspected, vetted, or contacted the resource owners, and does not assume responsibility for the conduct or actions thereof.
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Vets on the Move....
After weeks of blood, sweat, and tears, Dr. Coppelman alongside her brother were victorious in the local Arlington adult recreational kickball league. Coppelman says, “all the Wednesdays fighting DC rush hour traffic and listening to my brother talk too much about kickball strategy were worth it when we clenched the close 2-0 victory last night.” She would also like to thank the fans that came and cheered the red team to championship victory - a total of 2 people, which were her parents.
Dr. Joyce and the Barbados Eventing Team Win Bronze at the International CAC Games!
Twelve days of intense equine medicine in Bogota, Colombia... twelve days of the many challenges that come with international travel for veterinarians, athletes, and horses... twelve days of around-the-clock nail biting anticipation, hope, and strategic planning... but in just twelve days, a remarkable journey of many years arrives at a worthy and fulfilling milestone... made of dreams, hard work, serious commitment and unwavering dedication.
Why Barbados? How did Dr. Joyce become the Barbados' Team Veterinarian? What does the Team Veterinarian Do? And what are the benefits of this experience?
"The journey to get these horses to the games started more than two years ago... and these remarkable horses and riders did it. Barbados went alongside powerhouse countries like Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia and proved that tenacity, grit, determination, and a great team can win medals!" - Dr. Jay Joyce
Get the answers you've been waiting for and read more about his journey and how it impacts our TEVA clients at home: https://conta.cc/2LKYCgr
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) CONFIRMED in VIRGINIA
On August 27, 2018, the Equine Disease Communication Center EDCC reported a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Chesapeake, Virginia:
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in an American Quarter Horse stabled in Chesapeake, Virginia. The horse had an incomplete vaccination history and was euthanized due to its illness. This is the second case of EEE in Virginia in 2018.
For more information go to: http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/animals-eastern-equine-encephalitis.shtml
We are a tiny bit tardy, but no less excited to announce the newest addition to your TEVA team! Please join us in welcoming Emily Harragan to our Client Care team. Emily and Verna make an unstoppable duo as TEVA prepares to enter our 9th year in business!
Emily is an animal lover with an international equestrian background and comes to us with veterinary office experience to ensure our clients continue receiving the exceptional service to which they've become accustomed.
Read more about Emily here: http://www.totalequinevets.com/copy-of-the-teva-team/
The TEVA Advantage – Three Doctors, One Lame Horse
From Dr. Jay Joyce: As I was presented with a young horse that most likely had multiple sources of lameness in the same limb, I thought it was in the owner’s best interest to bring together the entire team of TEVA vets to focus our knowledge on this complicated case. Each doctor brought specific expertise to the case, with Dr. Coppelman’s recent clinical University experience and research and Dr. Hyman’s internal medicine certification, long history of successful lameness treatment, and exemplary ultrasound skills. Together we examined the horse, collaborated, and consulted with each other real-time. We were also able to validate the capabilities of our new ultra-portable wireless ultrasound side-by-side with our traditional ultrasound system. After a series of diagnostics, including ultrasounds and radiographs, and administering a rare, specialized nerve block, our team effort yielded an effective, efficient, and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. All of this was done with no trip to the hospital necessary, and at no added cost to the owner. That’s part of the TEVA advantage. We care. We do things right. We want to keep your horse healthy for life.
Ampara Tiare Visser and the crew from A Training Vision enjoying the TEVA tailgate spot for Saturday night's Polo in the Park: August 18! A HUGE thank you to A Training Vision for your eight years of support!
We are getting our learning on tonight at our 5th and final seminar of 2018 - Dr. Elizabeth Coppelman is presenting a variety of surgical procedures that we can do on your farm to save you and your horse a trip to the hospital!
We LOVE to see happy horses and happy endings. TEVA recently did a Pre-Purchase Exam (PPE) for a horse that was located in our area, for a buyer living outside our area... After the PPE, radiograph package, full panel of vaccines, Coggins, and Health Certificate, "Talley" was able to be transported. It takes lots of coordination among TEVA staff and doctors, trainers, and owners, but in the end, it's always worth it. Her new owner has reported back to us that she arrived safe and sound at her new home in North Carolina last night.
Jonah’s story is not an uncommon one. TEVA’s Dr. Jay Joyce is proud to be part of his care team.
This is Jonah. He came to us on July 29, 2018 when our team partnered with Animal Control Officers to save his life. For the past 7 years, he has had no proper care and no shelter, literally living with the pigs, alone and forgotten. Suffering from malnutrition, parasite infestation and severely neglected/overgrown hooves, Jonah is now receiving only the best care in the hands of the staff and volunteers at ERL. Our vets, Dr. Raymond Hyde and Dr. Jay Joyce, have examined him thoroughly and have taken X-rays of his lower front legs and hooves. Not pictured are those hooves after his first medical hoof trim (performed by miracle worker Dr. Hyde). He already feels so much better and is walking more like a normal pony.
We are optimistic but guarded, Jonah has a very long road to recovery and he isn’t out of the woods yet. But don’t tell him that! He is spunky and spirited, as a Shetland pony should be! With his arrival the herd at PKF has grown to 30, the most we’ve ever had. We desperately need your help - please please consider donating to help us help the horses. Every dollar helps. $1 Feeds 1 Horse for 1 Day. You can donate via Facebook or go to our website www.equinerescueleague.org/donate
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Thank you for helping us help horses and ponies like Jonah ❤️
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TEAM BRONZE! The first picture says it all. Medals on everyone's necks.
Remarkable performances by these 6 athletes. Monique placed 6th overall as well in scoring and only 0.4 points short of an individual bronze.
Mission accomplished Barbados!
The horses are happy, work willingly for food and attention, and are settled in after a long graze. They really did weather this journey with stamina and heart.
Super proud of them and their remarkable journey.
Omg! What a day! Today has been an emotional roller coaster. Starting at 5am to transfer the entire event to an hour away. It was an early start for everyone.
Our 3 riders were amazing in today's cross country. I wish I could appropriately convey the difficulty of this course, not in # of ***s, but in treterous terrain, off leash dogs chasing Monique Archer on course, and complicated jumps.
Zoe Archer and mom Monique cleared the course, and awesome Vegas and Laura Smith rocked the course but succumbed to the difficulty of this day.
We are poised to earn a Team Bronze in these games if we can present soundly in tomorrow mornings official vet jog, then do our stadium jumping without error.
Holy shimoly, this has been an emotional day for me. Between missing my family, and the roller coaster of up and down scores, I am a wreck. Yes, I teared up mid morning when I thought we were eliminated from a Team medal. We have all given so much for so long. None of us are leaving anything on the table.
Tomorrow we soldier on. Monique on Cami, and Zoe on Millridge, we hope to earn the Bronze for Barbados in our first ever Games for both Eventing as either and individual or team. Barbados spirit is high.
Tomorrow vet jog is at 8am, and jumping starts at 11 am.
Know that we will be icing, lasering, massaging, and everything we can do to win in the morning.
We're blessed with remarkable horses and riders and we hope to bring a medal home for every Bajan Equestrian.
Looking forward to tomorrow FEI jog and jumping, and a decision on both team and individual placement.
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