Welcome to Southwest
Your Horse Deserves The Best
At Southwest Equine Hospital your horse's health and well-being are our top priorities.
Whether it be a colic, laceration or other unexpected event, our veterinarians are available 24 hours a day to provide emergency care for your horse. Emergency services are available on the farm or at our hospital.
We provide on the farm routine care for all horses. Vaccination, health examinations, de-worming programs, nutritional consultation. We believe preventing your horse from becoming ill is the best medicine we can provide.
Dr. Ashley Alward specializes in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Gastric ulcer management, colic treatment, pneumonia or any horse that "just isn't right"- she loves helping the horses that need her expertise!
ACUPUNCTURE / LASER
Dr. Autum Kosco is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. She specializes in using an integrative approach to keeping your animals comfortable. Contact her if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of acupucture and laser therapy.
Our doctors are well known for their comprehensive pre-purchase examinations on international calibur dressage horses as well as western performance horses. They strive to help you find the horse that best suits your needs.
Our doctors are extensively trained in lameness evaluations, diagnostic imaging and regenerative medicine (Stem Cells, PRP, IRAP). Their passion is returning horses to soundness and achieving peak athletic potential.
DENTAL CARE / DENTAL SURGERY
Our veterinarians are particularly passionate about routine and interventional dental care. We partner with internationally renowned dental surgeon Dr. Travis Henry to bring the very best in dental care to the horses of Arizona, Southern California and Nevada.
EMERGENCY / ELECTIVE SURGERY
Southwest Equine has a state-of-the-art anesthesia & surgical facility fully equipped to meet the surgical needs of our patients. From emergency colic surgery to cryptorchids and arthroscopy, our surgeons are experienced and ready to provide exceptional care.
6001 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Afterhours Emergency: 480-250-1129
Fax number: 480-483-3482
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Available for Emergencies
24 hours / day, 365 days / year
Ashley Alward, DVM, DACVIM
Owner, Specialist- Internal Medicine
Dr. Alward is Board Certified in Equine Internal Medicine. She has a special interest in equine emergency / critical care and specializes in complex medical conditions- particularly intestinal, neurologic, neonatal and cardiopulmonary problems.
Emily Ozmun, DVM
Dr. Ozmun completed her internship at Southwest Equine Hospital in 2017, and recently returned as a general practitioner. She is especially interested in emergency medicine, preventive care, and sports medicine. She is currently undergoing certification in acupuncture.
Samantha Dzierzak, DVM
Dr. Dzierzak is originally from Wisconsin and has an equine background spanning many disciplines. She has a special interest in emergency medicine, sports medicine, rehabilitation and anesthesia.
Autum Kosco, DVM, CVA
Dr. Busarow-Kosco is Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Laser Therapy. She has a special interest in pain management, as well as general practice / preventive care and nutrition. She customizes conventional and integrative wellness programs for each of her patients to promote a healthy and balanced horse. Dr. Kosco has relocated to Tucson and provides acupuncture at Southwest Equine Hospital once a month.
*We are currently not accepting volunteers*