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Serving Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Pagosa Springs, Chromo, Hesperus, Cortez and surrounding areas

Welcome to Centennial Equine Sports Medicine

..Centennial Equine Sports Medicine is a veterinary practice dedicated to keeping the equine athlete at peak performance. In addition to offering our patients the latest technology and cutting-edge therapies to enhance and maintain athletic performance, we also offer preventative and general equine medicine.

Whether your horse competes in FEI Dressage or Reining, or spends his time above timberline in the Rockies, your horse is an athlete. Horses are one of the single most biomechanically efficient animals on the planet; however that efficiency is only achievable if all of the horse's body systems are operating as close to 100% as possible.

Centennial Equine Sports Medicine takes pride in offering the horse owner a full array of veterinary services in order to provide the care necessary to maintain that efficiency and prolong the useful career of your horse.

With a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options at our disposal, we are able to find the treatment plan that works best for you and your horse.By offering services that range from preventative medicine and lameness to reproduction and chiropractic adjustment, Centennial Equine is able to care for your equine athlete from before birth through retirement.

Dr. Bell recommended Laser treatment for my horse that had a laceration that would not heal. After the series of Laser treatments, the wound healed completely, no scar, like it never happened! Highest recommendation for these treatments for your horse.

Stacy M.

Veterinary Care Services

  • Lameness

  • Preventative Medicine

  • Emergency Services

  • Dentistry

  • Gastroscopy

  • Laser Therapy

  • Shockwave Therapy

  • Reproductive Services

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Digital Radiography & Ultrasound

  • Ambulatory & Air Mobile Services

  • And More!

As an equine veterinary practice with a sports medicine focus, all lameness cases begin with the most comprehensive evaluation possible.


Full limb palpations, manipulations, and flexion tests will be performed. Patients may be observed on hard and soft ground, at multiple gaits, in circles and on a straight line, without tack and under saddle as needed. Most lameness exams proceed to diagnostic blocking and then reevaluation.

This entails numbing an area or region with local anesthetic and then repeating the limb manipulations and gait evaluations. When the injured/painful area is numbed, the horse travels soundly. Once the region/area is pinpointed, imaging studies (usually radiography or ultrasound) may be pursued to make a diagnosis. Our truck is equipped with digital radiography and digital ultrasound so that imaging may be pursued at the time of initial exam, if desired. Once the diagnosis is made, we will determine the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plan for your horse.

We also offer adjunctive treatments such as chiropractic adjustment and will be offering acupuncture as soon as spring of 2012. We understand that all horses are athletes, whether they perform in the grand prix jumping or dressage arena, on a ranch, or at 10,000 feet elevation for weeks at a time. We want to work with you and your horse to make the most of your horse’s natural abilities and to keep him comfortable and performing his job for the longest amount of time.

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8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm





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