Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Equine Podiatry Service

equine podiatry team

The Equine Podiatry Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) unites the special skills, knowledge, and experience of veterinary and farrier specialists to provide specialized foot care for horses. In addition to seeing patients at the VTH on an appointment basis, our team also provides ambulatory service to farms within a 35-mile radius of Blacksburg. On referral, our team will travel regionally when a situation dictates. We work on all ages, breeds, and disciplines of horses. Our relationship with referring veterinarians and farriers is extremely important to us. Our goal is to always to work as a team to achieve the best possible outcome.

Scheduling & Contact Information

Phone: 540-231-9043

Fax: 540-231-7979

Equine Podiatry Service
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Advanced Farrier Certificate Program

Our certificate program is a one-year advanced farrier training program designed to provide participants with the training and skills necessary to operate a successful farrier practice.

Learn more about our Advanced Farrier Certificate Program.

Equine Podiatry Service Personnel

  • Scott Pleasant
    DVM, MS
    Diplomate ACVS
    Director of Equine Podiatry Service
    C.R. Roberts Professor of Clinical Veterinary Medicine
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Travis Burns
    CJF, TE, EE, FWCF
    Associate Professor of Practice
    Chief of Farrier Services
    Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Paul Papadatos
    CJF, TE, ASF
    Associate Farrier
    Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

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