The first of its kind in the province of Quebec!
We are a full-service in-house equine rehabilitation center geared towards helping horses recover and heal from a variety of conditions.
Set in beautiful Dunham village, the peaceful setting achieves the most important goal during rehabilitation: Relaxation.
Our knowledgeable team is comprised of a rehabilitation specialist, veterinarians, one of which is specialized in spinal manipulation and another in acupuncture, as well as dedicated and caring support staff , all with the mission to develop and execute comprehensive rehabilitation programs for our patients.
A dream over ten years in the making , the creation of the EquiVet Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy Center aims at filling the gap between what an ideal rehabilitation program consists of and what clients can realistically achieve on their own.
The goal is to take the guess-work out of carrying out a rehabilitation program, following the advice of multiple professionals, and dealing with rest-related difficulties (such as excess energy, muscle loss, mental stimulation) to make the process as smooth and worry-free as possible for the client.
In partnership with the treating veterinarinan, each horse's progress is then reassessed and plans are adjusted weekly to ensure constant forward progression.
Our "Whole-Horse" approach not only uses therapeutic modalities in order to optimize healing, but through a therapeutic exercise regime, we also aim to address postural and neuromotor weaknesses resulting from injury or locomotor deficits. Though each therapeutic modality or exercise we use is great on their own, they really shine when used within a custom rehabilitation program tailored to each of our patients where treatments and exercises can complement one another.
DAILY WELLNESS EXAMS
PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY
POSTURAL STABILITY and DYNAMIC MOBILIXATION EXERCICES
INDIVIDUALIZED REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
PROPRIOCEPTION and NEUROMOTOR CONTROL EXERCICES
REHAB CUSTOMIZED TURN-OUT PADDOCKS
VT, BBRM, MSc Equine Science, CERA(s)
Dr Darra Duheme
DMV, IPSAV, CVA(candidat)
Dr Samuelle Coulombe
DMV, IPSAV, VSMT, CoAC
Member of the College of Animal Chiropractors
In the equine industry for over 20 years, both in the sport and medical fields.
Bachelor in bio-resource degree in equine management from the University of Guelph, then a master's degree in equine science from Hartpury University (Gloucester, United Kingdom).
At the Equine Therapy Center of Hartpury, I focused my master's research on the effects of the water treadmill on equine locomotion, research that was then published in the journal of equine veterinary sciences.
Then, I spent 5 years working at the equine hospital of the university of montreal as well as starting her business with the Service Veterinaire Ambulatoire EquiVet team. It is with this amazing team that my dream of opening Quebec's first equine rehabilitation center was brought to fruition.
I have been involved in the equine industry for the past ten years, and it is since 2017 that I mainly focused my activities towards the care and grooming of high level horses.
With a diploma in hospitality and business management, my background in top of the line customer service and five stars industries intertwines with my passion for horses and their well-being. Therefore, I play an indispensable role both in the care of the horses and in the management of the stable.
Being myself a horse owner, I know the importance and the value they have to you and am committed to watching after them with the utmost care during their stay at our center.
‘’Passion, consistency and mindfulness’’ is my mantra.
I always had a strong passion for horses. From a young age, I actively participated in the equine industry, both in the daily care of horses and in her local competitive circuit.
My interest in medicine led me to pursue studies in Animal Health at McGill University before obtaining my doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Montreal in 2020. I perfected my training through an internship with the team at the University of Montreal Equine Hospital, where she developed an interest in regenerative medicine, complementary medicine and theriogenology. Her passion for sports medicine and complementary medicine led her to pursue training in acupuncture from the Chi University in 2022. She prioritizes team work with her clients and their collaborators (farriers, trainers, therapists etc.) for the well-being of her patients.
Passionate about horses from a young age, Samuelle knew immediately at the start of her veterinary medicine studies her practice would be tailored to horses. After completing her doctorate in 2015, her love of learning led her to complete 3 more years of studies in equine medicine, including two internships focused primarily on surgery, sports medicine and anesthesiology, followed by a course in veterinary spinal manipulation taught by chiropractors working in the equine field. Optimizing performance and attention to detail are her strong suits. Her favourite cases to work on are back and sacroiliac dysfunction, such as "kissing spine" cases.
In her free time, Dr Coulombe enjoys competitive swimming and training her OTTB horse for eventin.
09:00 - 16:00
Monday to Saturday