Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
Yes, I would call the vet ahead of time or stop in and visit during office hours and tell them you'd like to be a customer, maybe go ahead and give your info and your horse's so they can enter it into the computer. They will be much more likely to respond if your first call to them is for an emergency if you are already in the system. In fact it wouldn't hurt to go ahead a schedule an appointment for a basic exam, spring shots, or coggins (whichever on the list you could use) just so you have an established connection with them.
Most boarding barns already have a particular farrier they use but if yours does not or you want to use a different farrier then go ahead and call and set up an appointment. Good farriers are usually booked pretty far in advance.
R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.