DAVID JENSEN, DVM

Equine Veterinary Medicine


San Marcos Equine is a veterinary practice serving the equine communities of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties along the central California coast. Established by David Jensen, DVM in 1985, the focus remains on integrating horsemanship and wisdom with medical excellence for more than 30 years of private practice.

Equine stewardship is an ethic that prescribes the wise and responsible management for the well-being of our patients, the very essence of good horsemanship.  Our goal is to implement this ethic in collaboration with our clients to achieve optimal health for the life of their horses.  We believe excellent medical care and careful management is key in facilitating wellness and peak performance for the athlete, the broodmare or the family pet.

Our practice emphasis is guided by the principle that a focus on prevention and well being is a more powerful tool than treatment in the pursuit of optimal equine health. The personal relationships we nurture with our patients and clients encourages the best decision making in selecting the wisest use of advanced technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of your horse.

 

 

SERVICES


 

Our focus is on wellness, athletic fitness, and optimal performance for your horse.

 

San Marcos Equine provides ambulatory field services as well as on-site care in a clinic setting at Alisos Canyon Equine Center, in Los Alamos California. In addition to his primary care practice, Dr. Jensen has a special clinical interest in OPHTHALMOLOGY, PODIATRY, and REPRODUCTION and is available for appointments and consultation.

In addition to a managed preventive medicine program of regular wellness exams, appropriate immunizations and deworming, the following services can be provided at either the clinic or your farm:

 
  • Digital Radiology
  • Digital Ultrasound
  • Motorized Dental Care
  • Podiatry and Lameness Care
  • Ophthalmic Care and Consultation
  • Reproduction
  • Microchipping
  • Pre-Purchase Exams
  • Laboratory Services
  • Emergency Care
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AMBULATORY FIELD SERVICES

Our ambulatory equipment is designed for ease of use and mobility allowing us to provide sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic stall-side procedures without having to transport the patient. Innovative on-farm services are provided via a specialized mobile veterinary clinic equipped with advanced diagnostics for rapid first-contact veterinary care. Dr. Jensen operates a Galaxy Mobile Clinic made by Bowie Manufacturing which is fully equipped to allow “patient-side” delivery of an extensive range of medical and surgical procedures.

Medical diagnostic equipment on board the mobile clinic includes digital radiography, digital ultrasound, and ophthalmic scopes.

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CLINIC CARE

Out-patient CLINIC Care

Out-patient clinic facilities are available for minor surgical and medical procedures, re-checks, dental services and all preventive medicine procedures. In-depth ophthalmic evaluations are performed in a controlled setting. Computerized hoof evaluations via digital radiographs and photographs can be provided at the podiatry/farrier facility.

In-patient CLINIC Care

When patients require extended, in-depth diagnostics or medical treatment, our clinic facilities are available for extended care. Treatment barns are equipped for thorough diagnostic exams, surgical procedures, and monitored hospital care.  Spacious indoor stalls, covered outdoor pens, large irrigated grass pastures and dry-lot turnouts are available for our hospitalized and recovering equine patients.

 

APPOINTMENTS & POLICY


To make an appointment, please call 805-344-2212, OR contact us HERE to email your request.

Hours of Operation:

  • Business Office: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
  • Field Appointments: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • Clinic & Business Office Visits: Monday - Friday by appointment only. Please contact the office for detailed instructions prior to visiting.

Emergency Service: Provided during and after regular business hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have an emergency or urgent matter, please contact the office at 805-344-2212 for important on-call instructions. A live operator will be available to answer your call.

Financial Policy: To assist you in planning for your appointment, we are happy to provide an estimate prior to your scheduled visit at your request. The practice policy is to accept payment in full at time of service and at discharge from in-patient hospitalization. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.