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Our Vets

David Heinze, D.V.M.

David Heinze, D.V.M.

Owner and Founder

Dale Stapleton, D.V.M.

Dale Stapleton, D.V.M.

Associate Veterinarian

Emily Weathered, DVM

Emily Weathered, DVM

Associate Veterinarian Intern

Our Staff

Kelly Curran

Kelly Curran

Operations Manager

Alexis Bumbar

Alexis Bumbar

Accounts Manager

Jennie Dalton

Jennie Dalton

Client Care Advocate

Heather Baltikas

Heather Baltikas

Vet Tech

Martin Martinez

Martin Martinez

Certified Vet Tech

Cameron Heinze

Cameron Heinze

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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The level of care and compassion for both the animal and the owner demonstrated by Dr. Heinze and Lou Miller I witnessed this morning goes beyond description. This is not the first time that Dr. Heinze has been there for my wife in difficult and heart breaking situation, and known exactly what to say. Their concern for the well being of their patients is obvious in everything I have seen them do, and their concern and understanding of the human side of things matches it. Thank you.

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

Thank you, Dr. Heinze and Dr. Courtney for coming to our barn to examine, perform Dentistry, and give vaccinations to all of our horses. We appreciated your comments and counseling as well as your extended efforts on our behalf. I especially appreciated the professional gentle manner with which you both handled our horses. Patricia and Dusty Rhoades

Always on time, available, knowledgeable, and professional. They’ve done general maintenance, injections, insulin testing, abscesses, and colic with my mare. I couldn’t ask for better service! Teegan Elliott, via Facebook Reviews

What is FVEP's practice area?
FVEP services clients in a 35-mile radius of the practice office location of 1N303 LaFox Rd, LaFox, IL. Please remember that we an ambulatory service only and cannot accept haul-ins at our office.
What breeds of horses does FVEP service?
We service all equine breeds from Minis to Clydesdales. Please note that we do not service other species, such as sheeps, goats, or alpacas.
Does FVEP offer emergency services?
Yes, we offer emergency services 24/7 365 days per year. We prefer to call on established clients. We understand that emergencies do occur for new clients. In these circumstances, we ask for payment at the time of service.
Do I need to be present when FVEP veterinarians come out?
It is encouraged for owners to be present at the time of the visit. If you cannot be there, please have your horse in the stall and tell the office staff who the veterinarian should ask for when arriving. Finally, please try to have your horse reasonably clean if we are taking photographs for the Coggins.
Will my veterinarian be on time?
The FVEP vets try their best to be on time for your appointment. Please understand that emergencies, traffic and add-ons may delay your appointment. The FVEP office staff will do their best to keep you informed of any delays or early arrivals.
How do I pay, and what payment options are available?
FVEP sends out statements at the beginning of the month. Payment is due in full by the 25th of the month following service. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Care Credit.

We also accept online payments through PaySimple. Simply click on the Bill Pay button at the top of this page to start the process or learn more.

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