Dr. Carter performing a dental float on a miniature horse
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Dr. Sam performs an ultrasound
Countryside Mobile Vet Unit in Macon
Dr. Sam performs an ultrasound

Unrivaled care

through innovative diagnostics

Diagnostics and innovation set us apart. They uncover mysteries, transform lives, and elevate care.

Equine Diagnostics
Countryside Mobile Vet Unit in Macon

Optimize performance

through Sports Medicine

Detecting lameness and enhancing performance. Modern tech from our expert team.

>Sports Medicine
Dressage horse showing piaffe
Dr. Carter performing surgery

24 hours a day,

7 days a week, 365 days a year

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our clinic with any after-hour emergencies. We have highly trained equine veterinarians on call 24/7 to assist.

Equine Emergencies
Introductions

Countryside Equine

We at Countryside Equine Services intentionally strive to stay on the cutting edge of technology while maintaining personalized patient care. We created our practice to treat our patients and their owners as part of the family. Our clients aren't just numbers; they each have a story. It's our job to know your story while giving your horse the highest quality of care. Whether your animal is in need of ​routine care or emergency surgery, we are here for you.

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5 mobile equine vet units for advanced on-farm services

Round the clock emergency services - Always on call.

In-hospital surgery suites and laboratory

Mobile Vet Unit Icon

5 mobile equine vet units for advanced on-farm services

24/7/365 Icon

Round the clock emergency services - Always on call.

Surgical Suite Icon

In-hospital surgery suites and laboratory

When looking for the best horse veterinarian, you want one who will take the time to understand your horse's history, what's going on with your horse, what the horse is doing differently, and one who will try to figure out the 'why' behind the behavior. Here at Countryside Veterinary Services located in Covington, our equine vets believe in a thorough diagnostic before they administer any care. Our horse vets are experts in their field, able to help with everything from horse podiatry to sports medicine. When you partner with us, you can rest assured that your horse will be in the best of hands.

Our Modern Treatment Approach

Countryside’s Equine Services

Equine medical treatments have rapidly evolved, offering innovative and less invasive options for maintaining your horse's health. By understanding these modern advancements, our veterinarians can provide superior alternatives for early and accurate diagnoses. Furthermore, many treatments that were once limited to hospitals are now mobile, enabling us to bring them directly to your horse. Our goal is to optimize your horse's performance and ensure a happy, healthy life, as their care directly impacts their well-being.

Click on any service to learn more.

Happy Equine Clients

What They Say

"I took my horse for a 2nd more like 4th opinion to Dr. Dan Carter. He was professional and included us in the diagnostic testing and explained what was happening to make my horse lame. He was thorough and honest..."
- Tammy S.
"We worked with Countryside Veterinary Services to perform a PPE for an out of town horse purchase. They were thorough, professional and fulfilled every need. Highly recommend!"
-  Jessica F.
"Yesterday my horse, Storm, thought it a great idea to have mommy call the emergency vet. Dr. Sam came out and was so amazing with my 3 year old mare. She was gentle, fixed her right up, & explained everything in detail with us..."
- Carl B.
"The vets at Countryside are the absolute best. I oversee nearly 50 horses at our boarding facility and countryside is who I trust to care for them. Their commitment to giving my horses the best care is why they are the ONLY..."
- Brynn P.
"We were very impressed with Dr. Carter and the thorough exam he conducted. We will definitely be referring friends for lameness."
-  Ron D
"Countryside and Dr. Dan have always taken care of my horses and they do a great job! My mare has special needs and they diagnosed her quickly and immediately set her on a road to relief and recovery!"
- Allen
"Every vet I've encountered has been wonderful! The staff  are fantastic."
- Stacey M.
"Dr. Carter and his Staff operated on my daughter’s horse when he suffered a street nail injury. They not only saved his life, but were integral in working with our barn manager to see him through rehab. Our horse made a complete recovery, and returned to Reining competition..."
-  Anne N.
"Such a caring vet . They put time in & explain & answer questions with no rush. Thank you for your services!"
- Cindy B.
"I took my horse for a 2nd more like 4th opinion to Dr. Dan Carter. He was professional and included us in the diagnostic testing and explained what was happening to make my horse lame. He was thorough and honest..."
- Tammy S.
"We worked with Countryside Veterinary Services to perform a PPE for an out of town horse purchase. They were thorough, professional and fulfilled every need. Highly recommend!"
- Jessica F.
"Yesterday my horse, Storm, thought it a great idea to have mommy call the emergency vet. Dr. Sam came out and was so amazing with my 3 year old mare. She was gentle, fixed her right up, & explained everything in detail..."
- Carl B.
"The vets at Countryside are the absolute best. I oversee nearly 50 horses at our boarding facility and countryside is who I trust to care for them. Their commitment to giving my horses the best care is why they are the ONLY..."
- Brynn P.
"We were very impressed with Dr. Carter and the thorough exam he conducted. We will definitely be referring friends for lameness."
- Ron D.
"Countryside and Dr. Dan have always taken care of my horses and they do a great job! My mare has special needs and they diagnosed her quickly and immediately set her on a road to relief and recovery!"
- Allen
"I needed a PPE on a horse that I was purchasing out of state. The clinic staff was incredibly accommodating. Dr. Zoe contacted me before the visit to discuss my goals, conducted a really thorough exam with bloodwork, and contacted me for details..."
- Marcus & Heather P.
"Every vet I've encountered has been wonderful! The staff  are fantastic."
- Stacey M.
"Such a caring vet . They put time in & explain & answer questions with no rush. Thank you for your services!"
- Cindy B.
Google Reviews
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Get to Know Us

Meet the Equine Veterinarians

Click on any happy face to learn more about each of our equine vets.

Serving Horses in Georgia

Looking  for an Equine Vet?

Located in Covington, Georgia, our practice includes:
A fully- functional equine hospital with a surgery suite
Recovery stalls and paddocks
Five mobile veterinary units
Advanced on-farm veterinary services
Haul-in appointments at the office
Regular hours for our Equine Services:
Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
Serving clients in:
Metro Atlanta, Alpharetta, Athens, Conyers, Macon, Northeast Georgia, and the surrounding areas. We are not limited to these areas; long-distance service is available upon request.
NOW SERVING MACON.
24 HOURS A DAY | 7 DAYS A WEEK | 365 DAYS A YEAR

Equine Emergencies

770-788-7387

Countryside's equine veterinarians are on call 24/7 to assist with after-hour emergencies. When calling the clinic after hours, you will be forwarded to our answering service. Please state the nature of the emergency and leave the best contact number where you can be reached. The message will reach the vet on call, and he or she will call you back promptly.

A medical emergency is something all horse owners dread and can be quite overwhelming. Until we arrive, do your best to remain calm. It is the best thing you can do to reassure and settle your distressed horse. It is also always a good idea to have our number posted in your barn in case there is an emergency and you are not around.

From the Blog

News & Articles

As many of our clients know, we love sharing our knowledge and important animal health news. Our blog contains valuable educational resources in one easy location.

Apr 2

Breathing Easy: Understanding and Managing Equine Asthma

Delve into the world of equine asthma, from its causes to management strategies, to ensure your horse's respiratory health shines bright.
More
Mar 4

Equine Poison Prevention Info

March is Poison Prevention Month and we've put together a guide of the most common toxic plants and shrubs in Georgia. This post also includes treats your horse will love (and those best left untouched).
More
Feb 5

The Art of Equine Acupuncture: Let’s get right to the point.

Explore how ancient wisdom meets modern equine health. Learn about acupuncture’s benefits and how it can aid in your horses performance, and well-being.
More
Jan 3

Colic Chronicles: What Every Horse Owner Should Know

Explore the depths of colic management and safeguard your horse's well-being. Learn to recognize crucial signs, understand the risks, and become a colic combatant! 🐎💡
More
Jan 6

All About Hoof Health

The foundation of a horse’s health is a strong, healthy hoof. Read on for insightful tips and proactive planning to ensure your horse has happy feet all year round.
More
Dec 6

We wish you a MARE-y Christmas

From their charming antics to the science behind their estrous cycle, read about managing mare moods, spotting signs of heat, and even balancing hormones with nutrition and supplements. Don't miss this sleigh-full of insights!
More
Dec 5

7.2 M Reasons to Celebrate Our Love of Horses

National Day of the Horse is December 13th and we're blogging about the deep emotional connections we share with these magnificent animals, a topic even the NIH is studying. Join us for this captivating read!
More
Nov 7

Care Tips for Senior Horses: Ensuring the Comfort of Your Aging Equine Companions

Prepare your senior horse for colder weather with our care guide. From assessing their body condition to ensuring proper nutrition and dental care, these tips will keep your aging equine companion healthy and content.
More
Oct 3

Understanding Equine Cushing's Disease: What Horse Owners Need to Know

Cushing's is doable with care. Recognize signs, consult your vet, consider Prascend for your horse's comfort.
More
2 Apr

Breathing Easy: Understanding and Managing Equine Asthma

Delve into the world of equine asthma, from its causes to management strategies, to ensure your horse's respiratory health shines bright.
More
4 Mar

Equine Poison Prevention Info

March is Poison Prevention Month and we've put together a guide of the most common toxic plants and shrubs in Georgia. This post also includes treats your horse will love (and those best left untouched).
More
5 Feb

The Art of Equine Acupuncture: Let’s get right to the point.

Explore how ancient wisdom meets modern equine health. Learn about acupuncture’s benefits and how it can aid in your horses performance, and well-being.
More
3 Jan

Colic Chronicles: What Every Horse Owner Should Know

Explore the depths of colic management and safeguard your horse's well-being. Learn to recognize crucial signs, understand the risks, and become a colic combatant! 🐎💡
More
2 Jan

All About Hoof Health

The foundation of a horse’s health is a strong, healthy hoof. Read on for insightful tips and proactive planning to ensure your horse has happy feet all year round.
More
6 Dec

We wish you a MARE-y Christmas

From their charming antics to the science behind their estrous cycle, read about managing mare moods, spotting signs of heat, and even balancing hormones with nutrition and supplements. Don't miss this sleigh-full of insights!
More
5 Dec

7.2 M Reasons to Celebrate Our Love of Horses

National Day of the Horse is December 13th and we're blogging about the deep emotional connections we share with these magnificent animals, a topic even the NIH is studying. Join us for this captivating read!
More
7 Nov

Care Tips for Senior Horses: Ensuring the Comfort of Your Aging Equine Companions

Prepare your senior horse for colder weather with our care guide. From assessing their body condition to ensuring proper nutrition and dental care, these tips will keep your aging equine companion healthy and content.
More