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.

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 advanced significantly in the past few years. Today there are more innovative and far less complicated and invasive ways to keep your horse healthy. Understanding these modern medical options allows our veterinarians to “rethink” your horse’s needs and give you superior alternatives for an earlier and more precise diagnosis. In addition, many of these treatments that used to be limited to our hospital are now mobile and can be brought to your horse. Our goal is to help your horse maintain optimum performance while living a happy and healthy life, because the care your horse gets determines how he or she performs and lives.

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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
4.2 ★★★★★
58 reviews
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
Three 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, Northeast Georgia, and the surrounding areas. We are not limited to these areas; long-distance service is available upon request.
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.

1 Sep

Common Health Problems in Horses

Arthritis afflicts horses as they age similarly to humans. Colic is a severe horse condition that can strike at any time. Laminitis is a condition that strikes a horse's...
More
12 Sep

Arthroscopy: Revolutionizing Equine Joint Conditions

This advanced non-invasive technique allows the surgeon to navigate and evaluate a horse's joint and its cartilage to find any irritation, bone chips or areas needing to be cleaned.
More
1 Sep

Caring For Your Horse As The Weather Warms

As the weather changes, temperatures and humidity rise, and insects become more active, you’ll want to take extra precautions...
More
1 Sep

Joint Management in Horses

Horses are high performance athletes. Their movement provides the ultimate combination of strength and coordination. But, what really helps a horse achieve...
More
1 Sep

4 Specialty Equine Vet Services You Didn't Know We Offered

Come On In To Learn & Understand. Today, let’s explore some of the equine services we offer to help your gentle giant live their best life possible.
More
1 Sep

Chasing the Ulcer Diagnosis - Why It's Worth It

Some horses with ulcers are easy to spot - they lose their appetites or experience chronic colic. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize a horse suffering from...
More
1 Sep

Countryside Dental Month Recap

February is National Dental Month, and we as a clinic have strived to use this time for education. Along with performing dental exams, we have also released...
More
1 Sep

West Nile Virus

The West Nile Virus (WNV) is a viral disease that can result in fever and neurologic disease. WNV circulates in nature between birds and mosquitoes.
More
1 Sep

Neuromuscular Condition: Kentucky Trust

If you’ve ever had a love for horses, you know it’s something you never outgrow. No matter how busy life may get, the love of riding never completely fades away.
More
8 Jun

Common Health Problems in Horses

Arthritis afflicts horses as they age similarly to humans. Colic is a severe horse condition that can strike at any time. Laminitis is a condition that strikes a horse's...
More
6 Jun

Arthroscopy: Revolutionizing Equine Joint Conditions

This advanced non-invasive technique allows the surgeon to navigate and evaluate a horse's joint and its cartilage to find any irritation, bone chips or areas needing to be cleaned.
More
1 May

Caring For Your Horse As The Weather Warms

As the weather changes, temperatures and humidity rise, and insects become more active, you’ll want to take extra precautions...
More
24 Jan

Joint Management in Horses

Horses are high performance athletes. Their movement provides the ultimate combination of strength and coordination. But, what really helps a horse achieve...
More
10 Jun

4 Specialty Equine Vet Services You Didn't Know We Offered

Come On In To Learn & Understand. Today, let’s explore some of the equine services we offer to help your gentle giant live their best life possible.
More
19 Apr

Chasing the Ulcer Diagnosis - Why It's Worth It

Some horses with ulcers are easy to spot - they lose their appetites or experience chronic colic. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize a horse suffering from...
More
19 Jan

Countryside Dental Month Recap

February is National Dental Month, and we as a clinic have strived to use this time for education. Along with performing dental exams, we have also released...
More
18 Dec

West Nile Virus

The West Nile Virus (WNV) is a viral disease that can result in fever and neurologic disease. WNV circulates in nature between birds and mosquitoes.
More