Blog: Equine

Equine Dentistry

Horse’s teeth are unique in that molars continuously erupt, causing sharp enamel points to develop, as well as other dental problems. Many issues can be recognized and addressed during regular oral exams. Our doctors are passionate about dental care, and we are fully equipped to service dental needs utilizing state-of-the-art…

Prevention and Wellness

At Avon, we believe that preventative care is the cornerstone of equine medicine. We are passionate about taking care of your horses, as well as educating our clients. Be it a show horse or a backyard companion, we are here to help horses live longer, healthier lives!

Neonatal Services

Once your dream foal arrives, our team will work hard to make sure your foal is healthy! Examinations on newborn foals are an important way to screen for subtle problems, such as Failure of Passive Transfer (FPT) of maternal antibodies. Stall side IgG testing allows us to evaluate the foal’s…


Avon is proud to be the only equine clinic in Nova Scotia with a Board Certified Equine Reproduction Specialist. Dr. Paul Johnston was awarded Diplomat status from the American College of Theriogenology (DACT). He offers on-farm and in-clinic consultations, as well as advanced equine reproductive services.