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Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital

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5065 NE Lincoln Road
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Phone: 360-779-5557
Fax: 360-779-3142

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday9:00am5:00pm
Friday9:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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Integrative Equine Medicine, Wellness, Internal Medicine, and Preventative Care

We have the facilities, experience, and diagnostic tools to help make the correct diagnosis and provide progressive treatment options, including stem cell therapy, IRAP, PRP, and extra corporal shockwave therapy.

Digital Radiography

Digital radiography, or digital X-ray, is a wonderful new development in equine veterinary practice. Our portable digital imaging system provides immediate high-resolution images that can be enhanced to reveal problems that might not be seen using traditional X-ray technology. Digital x-rays reduce exam time because each image is captured, verified, and clinically reviewed in seconds. Clients receive on-site diagnosis that enables on the spot, stall side, diagnostic and therapeutic decision making.

Digital Ultrasound

Our portable digital ultrasound unit allows detailed visualization of soft tissue structures including tendon and ligament injury, lungs, eyes, and internal organs.

We also use digital ultrasound in fetal monitoring.

In-House Laboratory

We have a well-equipped laboratory in the clinic which allows for informed decision making as well as thorough monitoring of intensive care, chronic or surgical cases.

Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a new technology for treating equine musculoskeletal problems, soft-tissue injuries, and bone injuries. ESWT is a non-invasive modality used to return horses to work more quickly.

ESWT works from outside the body (extracorporeal). The machine generates high-intensity shock or pressure waves, which pulse into the injured tissue. It helps alleviate pain, swelling, and accelerates the healing process. This technology has become very useful for the management of ligamentous and tendon injuries.

Stem Cell Therapy

Equine tendon, ligament, and joint injuries are some of the most debilitating, and some of the most frequently seen, in clinical veterinary practice. Such injuries lead to joint instability, degenerative joint disease, and reduced performance and lack of use.

Traditional therapies address the inflammatory process and pain, yet have not successfully addressed the regeneration of these tissues that often result in scar tissue formation and partial or full loss of function. 

Stem cells currently are obtained from the horse’s own bone marrow or fat, which are then processed and re-injected back into the injured tissue, providing the opportunity for a stronger, more durable repair of the injured tissue.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP therapy offers a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally, without subjecting the patient to significant risk. PRP is an emerging treatment in a new health sector known as “Orthobiologics.” The philosophy is to merge cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting. In the last 20 years we have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities, however cumulatively they accelerate tissue and wound healing. When injected into inflamed or injured tissue, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery. This procedure can be done on an outpatient basis at the clinic. 

IRAP Therapy (Interleukin -1 Receptor Antagonist Protein)

“Therapeutic proteins from the patient… for the patient.” IRAP™ therapy utilizes your patient’s own blood and natural healing mechanisms. The patented irap syringe produces autologous conditioned serum (ACS), which contains active quantities of anti-inflammatory and regenerative cytokines. The IRAP syringe contains specially treated glass beads that stimulate the white blood cells to produce the anti-inflammatory and regenerative cytokines. The whole blood is incubated overnight and then centrifuged to collect serum. The serum produced is then re-injected back into the patient, be it an orthopedic joint, a chronically sore navicular area, or an inflamed tendon sheath, working to decrease the inflammatory process and thus helping to improve comfort and slowing the degenerative process. 

Featured Services

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today!

Labor Day Hours

The office will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. In case of a medical emergency, there will still be an on-call vet reachable by our office phone number of 360-779-5557. We hope everyone has a sunny and safe holiday!

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday9:00am5:00pm
Friday9:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

Emergency Service: 24 hours, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

24-hour phone: 360-779-5557 

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Meet Dr. Hills I believe that when trust, honesty, and fairness are given, these gifts are returned. Our practice is oriented towards wellness and I enjoy a professional yet personalized relationship with my clients and patients. Read More

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