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About our Hospital

Since 1974 our clinic has served the Yakima Valley.  We have gone through changes in ownership and name but our dedication to quality care have always remained constant.  Central Washington Equine Clinic, L.L.C. originated as Central Washington Equine and Livestock Clinic in 1974 when Dr. Michael Byrne constructed a state-of-the-art facility to accommodate the needs of local horse and cattle owners.  The practice primarily serviced the local Thoroughbred industry and specialized in reproduction, but also provided full services to all types of horses and some cattle.  The practice employed many local people as well as general and specialty veterinarians from other parts of the country.  Racetrack veterinarians from the Seattle area used the clinic’s surgical facilities during the Yakima Meadows’ race meets.  With the closure of Yakima Meadows and the decline of the Thoroughbred industry in central Washington, the practice successfully transitioned into a generalized practice with an equal distribution of services to all horse disciplines.  Dr. Andy Denome purchased the practice from Dr. Byrne in September 2001 and changed the name to Central Washington Equine Clinic, reducing the practice to horses only.  Since the transfer, the practice has maintained the highest quality medicine and surgery.  Flashing forward to 2014 we are excited to announce Dr. Jennifer King, who has been with the practice for 2.5 years, has purchased it.  

Preventative Medicine

  • Customized vaccination & deworming schedule

  • Biannual promotions for vaccines, deworming, and routine dental care

  • Updated virus strains=better protection

  • Affordable parasite screening

  • Automatic reminders

  • Specialized dental equipment


  • Ultrasonography 

  • Digital radiography

  • Endoscopy

  • Gastroscopy


Dental services performed in-hospital and on the farm:

  • Oral examinations

  • Equilibrations 

  • Tooth extractions

  • Cavity filling

  • Malocclusion adjustment


Routine dental care has its benefits!

  • Improved performance

  • Improved feed Efficiency and overall health

  • Early detection and management of dental issues


The first step in getting your horse back into performance is an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. We use the following modalities to diagnose & treat lameness:

  • Diagnostic nerve blocks

  • Intra-articular injections

  • Ultrasonography

  • Digital radiography

  • Intra-articular injections

  • Stem cell therapy

  • IRAP


Broodmare Management

  • Breeding soundness exam

  • Uterine culture and biopsy

  • Artificial Insemination

  • Ultrasonography - monitor estrous cycle, ovulation confirmation, fetal heart beat detection, placental health

  • Uterine infection management

  • Twin management


Neonatal and Postnatal Care

  • New foal and post-partum mare exam

  • Foal IgG concentration

  • Placental exam

  • Retained placenta management

  • Flexural and contractural deformity management

  • Angular limb deformity management


Emergency Services

Emergency Services Provided for Current Clients Only who we provide routine health care for on an annual basis

Common emergency situations include:

  • Colic

  • Choke

  • Lacerations and wounds

  • Fractures

  • Eye Injury

  • Dystocia


  • Castration

  • Cryptorchid castration

  • Umbilical hernia repair

  • Inferior check ligament desmotomy

  • Splint bone removal

  • Bone sequestrum removal

  • Tumor removal

  • Enucleation

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