Since 1994, the Equine Veterinary Service (EVS) have been serving the equine community with various health services and medical care. They have two vet practitioners, as well as half a dozen office staff including vet technicians and a stable manager. Based in Paducah, KY, their vets are licensed in five different states (KY, MO, IL, TN, and FL). You can contact them and make a general inquiry or to request an appointment. However, they do not provide information or resources on their website for new clients who wish to submit samples through the mail.
In 2017, the Equine Veterinary Service added a new clinic with a 70×100 indoor arena, 2 treatment rooms, chiropractic rooms, laboratory, farrier stall, therapy stall, offices & reception area and apartments. In addition to in-house Coggins testing and bloodwork, EVS offers advanced lameness diagnostics & treatment, digital imaging, pre-purchase exams, vaccines & deworming, dentistry, surgery, corrective shoeing, chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutritional consultation. The one notable service EVS does not offer is emergency equine care. In fact, they strongly advise you against trying to bring a horse into the vet clinic without an appointment, so please call ahead.
While their in-house laboratory conducts Coggins test, their standard turnaround time is relatively long 5-7 business days. This may not be the best option for procrastinators or those looking to travel with their horse last-minute, but often isn’t an issue if you’re also looking for a vet clinic for regular equine care. The lab also runs chem panels, thyroid, and bloodwork including a comprehensive 22-parameter complete blood count (CBC) with cellular histograms and chemistry, electrolyte, immunoassay and blood gas analyzer with results in minutes. They also offer health certificates for $7 and equine passports for $60.