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The Leatherdale Equine Center is located on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus in St. Paul. It is home to the Piper Equine Hospital, Barenscheer Arena, and the Nutrena Conference Center.

What we do

  • Routine, emergency and specialist veterinary services for horses
  • Cutting-edge research
  • Equine veterinary education
  • Classes and community events

Clinical services

The Leatherdale Equine Center and its Piper Equine Hospital, along with the West Metro Equine Practice, serve the community by advancing the health, well-being, and performance of horses.

Our specialties

Our expertise includes anesthesiology and pain management, cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, emergency care, internal medicine, lameness and orthopedics, medical imaging, neonatology, neurology, oncology, pathology, primary care, reproduction, equine sports medicine, and surgery.

Piper Equine Hospital

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Horse undergoing anesthesia at Piper Equine Hospital

Horses are treated at the Equine Center’s Piper Hospital by world-class board-certified clinicians who have been trained to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of equine disease.

Learn more about Piper Equine Hospital

 West Metro Equine Practice

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On the road, the West Metro Equine Practice provides on-site equine primary veterinary care at barns and farms.

Learn more about West Metro Equine Practice