David Heinze, D.V.M.
Owner and Founder
Courtney Iverson, D.V.M.
Paige Billek, DVM, CVA. CVMMP, CERP
Dale Stapleton, D.V.M.
Client Care Advocate
Chief Financial Officer
Fox Valley Equine practice serves clients within a 35-mile radius of the practice office in La Fox, IL. We serve back-yard barns to large boarding facilities, Miniature Horses to Clydesdales, pleasure horses to equine athletes, newborn foals to senior horses.
Established in 1990, by Dr. David Heinze, Fox Valley Equine Practice is dedicated to providing the best field medicine available for clients and their horses. Our mobile practice provides lameness evaluations, state-of-the-art diagnostics, reproductive services, preventative care, emergency services, surgery, dentistry, chiropractic, pre-purchase exams and cutting-edge medicine.
Fox Valley Equine wishes to be part of a team that includes owners, trainers, farriers, stable managers, caretakers and referral hospitals.
We will care for your horses as if they were our horses.
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I have never heard anything but good things about Dr. Heinze and the other doctors and staff from my wife, who has been using them for over 23 years, or any of the other customers at her stable. John Dufford, via Facebook Reviews
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EHV-1 STATUS UPDATE:
A BARN IN ELGIN HAD A HORSE TEST POSITIVE FOR EHV-1, THE NON-NEUROLOGICAL STRAIN. THIS STRAIN RARELY CAUSES NEUROLOGIC DISEASE AND MORE COMMONLY CAUSES UPPER RESPIRATORY SIGNS SUCH AS FEVER, COUGH, NASAL DISCHARGE AND LETHARGY. ONE ELDERLY HORSE PRESENTED WITH NEUROLOGIC SYMPTOMS AND HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED. THREE HORSES HAVE PRESENTED WITH A FEVER AND NO OTHER SIGNS. TWO OF THE THREE HORSES TESTED NEGATIVE FOR EHV-I. THE THIRD TEST IS PENDING.
THE RHINO VACCINE DOES OFFER A LEVEL OF PROTECTION FOR THE NON-NEUROLOGICAL STRAIN. THE RHINO VACCINE DOES NOT PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR THE NEUROLOGICAL STRAIN.
THE BARN IS UNDER SELF-QUARANTINE AND IS INSTITUTING PROPER BIOSECURITY PROTOCOLS. THE BARN WILL REMAIN UNDER QUARANTINE FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS AFTER THE LAST FEVER. ALL FVEP VETS AND STAFF ARE FOLLOWING PROPER BIOSECURITY PROTOCOLS.
– August 2016: FVEP transitions to the industry-best practice software, Triple Crown. Soon we’ll have the ability to offer you electronic billing, vaccine reminders, and more.
– May 2016: FVEP welcomes Jennie Dalton to the staff as our first Client Care Advocate. Jennie’s role is dedicated to serving you, our clients!