Make an Appointment


Feel free to call or email to schedule an appointment or ask questions.

No referral needed.


  • The Leatherdale Equine Center is open and fully staffed for appointments Monday through Friday.
  • Emergency services are available 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Drop offs can be scheduled with the the large animal office or through your clinician.

What to expect at your appointment

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Clinical Services offer a unique combination of routine primary care and high end referral services. You can be assured that, regardless of the reason for your visit, your horse will receive the best possible care.

What to bring

  • If your horse is insured, please bring the policy number and contact information for the agent/insurer.
  • If your animal has had previous radiographs, it can be very useful to bring those.
  • If you are worried about a back problem, we may ask you to bring your tack.
  • If your animal is staying with us, bring any daily dewormer or medications or special feed.
  • If your clinician anticipates radiographs or consults, you may want to bring a good book or electronic device (wireless is available in the lobby)
  • Please leave other pets at home unless they can stay in the truck/trailer.

Where to park

At the time of the appointment, a veterinarian or call center will direct you to one of the two sites:

Piper Equine Hospital (map)
1801 Dudley Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Large Animal Hospital (map)
1352 Boyd Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Billing and payment

Outpatient care

Outpatient care is the care that is entirely completed on the day of your animal's visit. Our payment policy requires payment in full at the time of completion of outpatient care. Payment options include cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express credit card, and CareCredit loans.

Inpatient care

If your animal is hospitalized, you will receive an estimate of the likely cost range (low and high) for at least the first 24 hours of care to help you plan. This is only a preliminary estimate and may change if your animal needs more care or testing. Your doctor will update your estimate daily, if needed. If you do not receive this information from your doctor, please ask him/her to explain costs and feel free to call and ask for updates.

  • We require a deposit equal to 75 percent of the high end of the initial estimate.
  • We cannot provide care to your animal without this payment.
  • We will work with you to find ways to make payment.
  • If more care or testing is required beyond the initial estimate, additional payment must be made before care is given.
  • If you have an outstanding bill, we cannot provide additional services until the past-due balance is paid in full.
  • Payment in full must be made at the time your animal is discharged.
  • Payment options include cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express credit card, and CareCredit or Wells Fargo loans.

Billing questions?

Our accounting office can answer your billing questions. Their phone numbers are 612-625-2745 or 612-625-7765.

We will work with you to offer treatment options that take cost into consideration. We value you and your animals and want to continue our relationship with you.