Midwest Equine at Illinois

Horse Care, from Head to Hoof

Midwest Equine at Illinois is a satellite equine-only practice that provides equine veterinary and farrier services. Equine veterinarians deliver general wellness and emergency care at the clinic or on farms (ambulatory service) throughout central Illinois. In addition, consultations with reproduction and lameness specialists based at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana are available by appointment.

For state-of-the-art imaging and surgery capabilities and specialists in internal medicine and emergency and equine critical care, patients may be referred to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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History of Midwest Equine

In the spring of 2018, College of Veterinary Medicine opened Midwest Equine at Illinois, an equine-only practice located six miles southwest of Farmer City, Ill.

The location formerly was home to the practice of Dr. Thomas Monfort, who retired that summer after a brief transition period in partnership with the college. Dr. Monfort was a legend in the Illinois equine community. He had owned the practice for decades.

For many decades, the College of Veterinary Medicine has operated an ambulatory (on-farm) practice to care for horses and other farm animals, based out of its Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. Equine ambulatory veterinary and farrier services are now based out of the Farmer City practice rather than the Urbana specialty hospital.

“Midwest Equine will put our students in contact with more horses,” said Dr. Denny French, who heads the college’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. “Senior veterinary students who plan to enter equine practice will be involved in the delivery of primary care at Midwest Equine. Other students will benefit from equine referrals to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana for specialty care.”