HydroHorse underwater treadmill
Sonoma Valley Stables keeps their horses sound and fit at Circle Oak Equine
Equigait gait analysis system
ECB equine cold saltwater spa
Matt Brown uses Circle Oak to keep his horses fit for competition
We use our custom all-weather 70 free flow exerciser in our equine rehabilitation and fitness programs.
Beautiful setting for horse rehabilitation
Owner Ron Malone is an award winning NCHA cutting horse competitor
The equine arena and veterinary office at twilight

State of the Art Equine Sports Medicine, Lameness and Rehabilitation Center

Circle Oak Equine, in picturesque Petaluma, CA, is a specialty veterinary practice focusing on sports medicine, lameness and professional rehabilitation for performance horses.  We offer cutting edge diagnostics, therapies and surgical techniques to ensure that your horse receives a swift, accurate diagnosis and the best opportunity for full recovery. Circle Oak is one of few facilities worldwide that offers this fully integrated range of specialized services under one roof and delivered by one team. Our approach allows us to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, individualized program for your horse, from initial diagnosis to return to full function. Our uncompromising commitment is to provide your horse with the best possible care anywhere.

Staffed for Superior Horse Care

Circle Oak’s team of veterinarians includes UCD professor emeritus, surgeon and lameness specialist Jack Snyder, DVM, PhD, DACVS; Medical Director and rehabilitation specialist Carrie Schlachter, VMD, IVCAc, IVASc and equine radiologist Sarah Puchalski, DVM, DACVR.  Dr. Schlachter also oversees an outstanding team of equine veterinary technicians, assistants and interns, who, in addition to assisting in imaging and surgery, carry out the rehab and fitness programs. Referring veterinarians are encouraged to consult with our doctors and participate fully in their patients’ recovery while they are at Circle Oak.

A Full Array of Services

Our wide range of services includes the latest in diagnostic techniques, regenerative medicine, digital imaging, treatment techniques and rehabilitative therapies.  We offer you and your primary care veterinarian the best in sports medicine and we have referral services for image analysis, imaging, lameness, surgery, regenerative treatments and rehabilitation.  We also encourage your trainer’s involvement in your horse’s care and offer professionally supervised fitness programs for horses needing to attain or maintain peak performance condition.

Whether your horse requires diagnosis, therapy, surgery, rehabilitation, pain management or fitness, our professional and coordinated approach to equine sports medicine will help you, your trainer and your horse achieve your goals.  Whatever your horse’s unique sports medicine issue, Circle Oak Equine is the place to be!