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Equine Services


The equine practice at Petroglyph Animal Hospital has changed ownership in March of 2013. The equine services are now managed solely by Dr. Miranda Noseck. She can be reached at 250-618-7216 for equine appointments, services and inquiries. The new equine emergency pager to reach Dr. Noseck is 1-800-869-1208. Dr. Noseck has full access to all of Petroglyph Animal Hospital's equine medical records, including x-rays.


The equine hospital and surgical suite at Petroglyph are operated and maintained by Equerry Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine. The facilities are available to Dr. Noseck and to other practitioners, such as Dr. Deborah Parsons for Equine Internal Medicine consultations and Dr. Marnie Ford for ophthalmology referrals.



For Farm Animal and herd health services for cattle, in addition to veterinary services for sheep, goats, pigs and horses, please contact Dr. Aleta Schmah of South Coast Veterinary Service
Ph: 250-713-5028


Petroglyph Animal Hospital is pleased to be able to offer the services of a specialist equine surgeon: Dr Colin Scruton, BVetMed MS MRCVS Dip. ACVS, of Equerry Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine Inc.

In addition to equine surgery, Dr. Scruton is able to provide advanced diagnostic services including Digital Xray, Digital Ultrasound and Video Endoscopy.  Dr Scruton also offers advanced diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness.

All equine surgeries are performed at Petroglyph Animal Hospital's surgical facility.  For diagnostic services in Nanaimo and surrounding area, Dr. Scruton is based at Petroglyph; in addition, he works in association with other equine veterinarians throughout Vancouver Island.  Referrals may be arranged through your regular equine veterinarian.

For more information, see Dr. Scruton's web site at

Emergency & Urgent Care For Horses:

For all equine emergencies please call the equine veterinarian pager: 1-800-869-1208. Make sure you are calling from a phone that accepts calls from a private number. Please wait by your phone for a veterinarian to return your call. If you do not get a call within 10 minutes, please page again. Calls to the regular Petroglyph paging service will not be received by an equine veterinarian, and will not be returned.