Welcome To Thal Equine Regional Equine Hospital

Call Us Today: (505) 438-6590 69 Bonanza Creek Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Our Services

Thal Equine is the best-equipped and most capable equine hospital between Albuquerque and the Denver metro area. Dr Thal, a lifelong horseman, and equine vet since 1993, has always enjoyed the challenge of helping solve difficult equine health problems.

Elective Surgery

Elective Surgery

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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

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Performance Horse Lameness

Performance Horse Lameness

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Complex Podiatry Cases

Complex Podiatry Cases

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Digital Radiography

Digital Radiography

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ABOUT US

Thal Equine is the best-equipped and most capable equine hospital between Albuquerque and the Denver metro area. Dr Thal, a lifelong horseman, and equine vet since 1993, has always enjoyed the challenge of helping solve difficult equine health problems.

Throughout his career, Dr Thal has been committed to equine caretaker education. He believes that a caretaker who understands the basic logic of equine health, and the vet’s role in that, provides the very best care for horses.

In 2011, he began the momentous effort to create Horse Side Vet Guide, an online encyclopedia/ database of equine health information designed for horse people, and the most highly rated equine health app in the world. www.horsesidevetguide.com

You bring your horse to Thal Equine when you really need a solution. We work with your veterinarian to provide the additional diagnostic tests and treatments needed to do that. Using the logic embodied in Horse Side Vet Guide, we can help you understand the best treatment options for your horse and get the best possible outcome.

People trailer their horses from all over New Mexico and southern Colorado to get here, usually referred here by their usual veterinarian.

We do have a limited but fully equipped mobile practice, but our emphasis-for many years- has been on providing top-quality hospital and referral services.

Dr Thal’s main interests are surgery and lameness/performance problems. The practice offers emergency colic surgery, elective surgery, and intensive care as well as many other services.

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CLIENT REVIEWS

Jo L.

My local vet insisted that I bring my horse to thal equine fir surgery. Now I understand why. Doctor Thal and his staff are a talented and caring group of equine practitioners. The surgery was on time and my mare was well cared for. The facility was modern and clean. I'll be sure to return if I need his their services in future. It's 5 hour drive for me but definitely worth the effort.
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Andrew A.

Dr Thal and his team have provided excellent service to our many horses over the last four years. They combine medical expertise with real empathy for the human horse connection. They take time to educate us as fix the specific medical issue.
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Connie T.

Wonderful and exemplary experience with Dr. Thal and his staff! My horse ‘Doc’ of 23 years had an extremely serious and complicated colic. Doc and I were received immediately upon arrival by Thal and his staff. They took the time to be very professional and compassionate with me. They realized surgery was necessary, and the surgery and follow up care was successful. Doc has recovered and back to his old self. I will be forever grateful to Thal and his staff!
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James D.

My wife's horse had a bad colic that ended up needing emergency surgery. As she arrived at Thal Equine Surgery everyone on the team was there waiting. After surgery her horse remained for follow up which was very important as the horse needed additional medications, etc. The care and communication with which the team was concerned about was a tremendous relief to us as well as the recommendations for further care. We felt my wife's horse was given the best care possible and would not hesitate to send anyone to Thal Equine Surgery. Thanks to the impressive team at Thal Equine our horse is on the road to a complete recovery. Mucho, mucho thanks.....Mike & April Dellas
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Terrina R.

I could not have asked for a better experience when I took my horse to Dr. Thal. He was professional, caring and extremely thorough. He listened to all my concerns and gave me lots of information that was helpful in making the tough decisions I needed to make. I felt like he was super supportive and ultimately he saved my horse's life. I am so grateful for him and his wonderful staff too! His facility is beautiful, clean and nicely equipped. My horse was super blessed to get referred to Dr. Thal, especially since it was late at night and an emergency! I'm so grateful that his clinic was there for me and my horse, Peso! Highly recommend!!!
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John R.

Dr. Thal and his staff came together quickly with little notice on a Saturday night to perform colic surgery and save our gelding “Checkers”. The follow up care and daily update was above and beyond expectation and very comforting during a stressful time. Checkers is home and well on his way to a full recovery. We are so thankful to have such a talented vet and equine surgeon nearby. Likewise all of the Thal Equine staff are gems in their own right. Thank you Dr. Thal and Thal Equine staff!
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Forest B.

Dr. Thal and his staff are VERY professional and kind. My 7 year old quarter horse had a life threatening large colon impaction. Living in Pagosa Springs, I was directed from my local vet to haul my horse to Thal Equine in Santa Fe for colic surgery. It was a very scary situation I've never been in before and an equine surgeon I've never met before. Once we arrived Dr. Thal was personable, honest and professional. He made me feel comfortable about leaving my horse with him. He did preform the colic surgery just in time to remove the huge impaction and saved my horses life. My horse is home now and healthy as can be thanks to Thal Equine.
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A FULL-SERVICE EQUINE REFERRAL HOSPITAL LOCATED NEAR SANTA FE, NM

SERVING NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHERN COLORADO

Thal Equine is the best-equipped and most capable equine hospital between Albuquerque and the Denver metro area. Dr Thal, a lifelong horseman and equine vet since 1993, has been solving tough equine veterinary problems since he started practice. The practice has added and lost staff and veterinarians over the years, but one thing has stayed the same- a commitment to providing thorough veterinary care, exemplary customer service and great communication. We do have a fully-equipped mobile practice, but our emphasis is on providing top-quality hospital services. Here are a few things customers have said about this practice over the years. Please check out our Testimonials!

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