Welcome to Alamo Pintado

Advancing equine medicine and surgery since 1972

More than 3,500 horses - from beloved family pets to show horses, to Olympic team athletes, to thoroughbred racehorses - pass through the gates of Alamo Pintado each year, to be placed back on the path to health and peak performance.

On the path to health for 40 years

Established in 1972, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center is one of the foremost equine clinics in the world. It combines state-of-the-art equine hospital facilities and programs such as rehabilitation, teaching and research with an outstanding field practice that cares for many of the horses in the Santa Ynez Valley. Our staff has played a pioneering role in the advancement of veterinary medicine, striving to develop and refine many of today’s equine treatment procedures and techniques. Our goal remains to provide the best and most advanced in equine medical technology, diagnosis, treatment and care to our patients and to further the depth of veterinary knowledge through research.

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Latest News


Long Bone Fracture Repair

Learn more about Alamo Pintado’s process for repairing long bone fractures using sling anesthesia and water recovery.

Rescuers Quick to Render Aid to Horses

Troy Herthel, veterinary doctor at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center…

Stem Cells Used to Treat Donkey’s Spinal Cord Injury

Eli, the quadriplegic donkey being treated at Alamo Pintado, walks again after being treated with stem cell therapy.