Veterinarian in Ocala, FL
As a horse owner, you want to know the veterinarian you choose will deliver high-quality, nurturing care. At Performance Equine Veterinary Services in Ocala, FL, our licensed veterinarians include professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Whether large or small, we take your animal's health seriously, and our clinic is fully equipped and prepared to treat your beloved companion.
Our staff believes in taking a preventative approach to ensure your horse remains healthy. We offer vaccinations, regularly scheduled checkups, and routine procedures. Our caring staff is committed to your satisfaction, and we strive to maintain an excellent veterinary-client-patient relationship.
If you're looking for a qualified veterinarian in Greater Ocala, come to Performance Equine Veterinary Services. Our doctors, technicians, and administrative staff love horses. Even if your animal's condition makes it difficult or counterproductive to transport it to our clinic, we're able to make house calls. Call today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our equine veterinary services.
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Compassionate and knowledgeable staff
I had a baby goat go down with polio after coccidia treatment despite the use of thiamine injection. The vet Casey Donohue made an emergency visit and did everything she could to save Sarah. Her compassion and heartfelt efforts made the passing of my baby easier on both me and Sarah. She passed without pain and surrounded by love.
Great fast service highly recommend them
Professional and caring
Drs. Cardona and Dr. Traywick could have not been more caring to me and my little donkey Thelma. Thelma has gone to the big pasture in the sky. I could not ask for more caring Dr.s, they follow up and treat us like family. I have been with the Performance family for years and have always received the best service. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
My horses foot
I was really pleased with the service my horse received for my horses foot. They took their time and explained everything clearly and we all came up with a plan to treat my friend . Always good about getting back to you if you have any questions.
The best veterinary experience I have ever had. My horse hated to leave. :)
Always there for me and my horses!
I can always count on a quick response, great care and good advice. Dr. Traywick has been caring for my COPD horse and it is great to have a vet that really cares.
Expert professional service
We have been with Dr Alberto Rullan since the beginning of his practice. We feel that he is an expert on lameness issues, as well as, other medical issues that may develop with horses. His staff are exceptional in their fields as well. William Rullan has exceptional “people skills”, as well as, the office staff. We highly recommend Performance Equine veterinary Service and Equine Performance Centers. Any after hours calls that we have made were always answered in a very short time. Dr Rullan and his staff have always been there for us.
Performance Equine Veterinary Services is perfect
Performance Equine (Dr. Ellis Traywick) has provided on-going EXCELLENT care for my horse and has always been prompt, courteous, and informative in responding to my questions regarding Lacy's care issues. Follow up post-Visit has been uniformly SUPERB. My first experience with Performance Equine (over a year ago) was an equine emergency with my mare to which Dr. Rullan responded promptly after hours (I was a brand new client) and provided a thorough exam, diagnosis and spot-on treatment with follow up the next day. Office staff is always courteous and very responsive. I would HIGHLY recommend Performance Equine to any equine owners.
Very impressed with Performance Equine
Performance Equine has treated my horse for an abscess with 100% success. They have also been tremendous with laminitis issues especially with my Paso Fino who is difficult to handle. Last week Dr Traywick and her assistants did my horse and donkeys teeth. I moved to Ocala from South Florida one year ago and I’m so pleased I’ve found the best equine group!
The veterinarian came to my house in the middle of the night and stayed with me until I was comfortable. He treated my horse and was very professional and was great being hands on with my Mustang
Performance Equine Awesome
All their doctors and staff are there when you need, courteous and their doctors are the best. I would highly recommend.
My favorite vets!
Dr. Traywick is just lovely to work with! Very professional and great knowledge of performance horses!
Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
Dr.Traywick has been awesome helping our horse Bandit with his eye infection. She's been very patient and understanding with his high spirit and I certainly will be recommending your facility with other horse lovers.
I want to let everyone know how pleased we are with Performance Equine. They are very diligent, kind and professional. Our most recent visit was for coggins and shots. The staff was available for us at a very convenient time and they took very good care of us.
Dr. Cardona was friendly easy to talk to. Answered all my questions. I was happy for our first visit
Great service and Ellis was fantastic!
I have been going to Performance Equine for a little over a year and have always been very impressed by the care my horse gets, as well as, the expertise of the staff. As much as I love Dr. Rullan who normally sees my boy, I must tell the story of Dr. Cardona. On Christmas Eve night he was out to the barn for an emergency call. It was about 8:30 - 9:00 and it was pretty cold outside. I didn’t know why he was there as he wasn’t treating my horse. I walked into the barn to put my Rocky to bed, as I do every night, and yelled down the aisle and asked him what he was doing. His response ...”just doing what I love to do and trying to help this horse”. I really think that comment sums up the way everyone is at Equine Performance. They love their jobs and love their horses. PS. Dr. Rullan even gives my Rocky a big hug every time I bring him there. They really are horse lovers.
Top notch service
When our 31 yr.old gelding stopped eating on the weekend due to some kind of obstruction and refused to load onto the trailer, we were frantically trying to find a vet with the necessary mobile equipment to respond to our farm. After a number to calls to other Vet clinics in Ocala who would not travel into Citrus County, we called Performance Equine Vet Services and despite being short staffed found a way to respond to our emergency. From our first contact with Erin to the professionalism and thoroughness shown by Dr.Rullan and his brother, William, we couldn't have been more satisfied. They put the welfare of the horse first. A caring owner could not ask for anything more.
very professional and the horse did well after all her work
The vet and her team who is with her has always been nothing but courteous and professional. I swear by these vets. They are always able to help in any situation I have given them.
Prompt, Professional and Personable - A Trifecta!
Horses are better than people in my book - except for the people at Performance Equine Veterinary Services that is! They came to our farm to diagnose and treat our 25 Year Old Grey Arabian to make her and us comfortable. When her treatment required a few days at their Ocala facility they took care of transportation and answering all of our concerns. My wife and I couldn’t be happier.
Always professional and Courteous.
Exemplary veterinary care
Performance Equine Veterinary service is professional and knowledgeable-I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr.Alberto Rullan for his expertise to care for your horses be them backyard or performance horses 🐴
Summer sore madness
Been fighting a summer sore for several months. Dr Traywick and Dr Rulan have surgically treated on five occasions. Every time I call they respond quickly. There is element of frustration for all of us but they remain positive and willing to try different strategies.
I give Performance Equine Veterinary Services 2 thumbs up. Everyone from the Dr's to the staff go out of there way to be helpful. I was pleased with the exam they gave my horse, and what I learned from it.. They are very knowledgeable and kind. I would recommend them to anyone
Friendly, punctual, knowledgable
I Recently relocated from Wellington to Ocala, and I was in search of a vet. I have called upon Preformance Equine two times for injuries and illnesses. My eventing horses have received medical attention from two different vets, and both times I was very happy with their service. They handled my horses kindly, and were very open to discuss plans and specifically in regards to cost and also took in to account the stable facility when determining a projected recovery plan. I highly recommend Preformance Equine. - Leah Masters
Nice kind peplo very PROFESIONAL as well! Will come back and refer with confidence!
Kind and excellent care!
Dr. Traywick and Lysmarie were here to perform annual dental floats, vaccinations, etc. on our two mares and we are so impressed with the level of care they received. We are new to Ocala and are so happy with our decision to become clients of the Performance Equine staff. Everyone is so professional, caring, efficient and helpful. It's so comforting to know our horses will be well cared for by these people. All around nice folks! Thanks so much!
Dr Traywick is always both professional and interesting to talk with! Good vet and very nice person!
Simply the best
Stopped in last week to get some Bute. Was treated like family. Excellent Staff. I really appreciate that.
High Quality and Professional service
Dr Rullan and Equine Performance has all the latest tools available to utilize for horse health and a professional caring staff who leave no loose ends on anything they do. Meticulous.
Wonderful group of veterinarians effective, efficient , service minded and reply promptly. I will refer Alberto and his group to everyone .
Excellent and reliable service
I can always count on Dr Rullan to give a very thorough and complete lameness exam and offer practical solutions to the issues effecting my horses. These 2 particular horses were young horses in full training. Dr Rullan spent the better part of an hour giving each horse a very complete lameness exam. Because of his understanding of how complicated the trainer/owner relationship can be, he took additional time to consult with the owners and go over what the horses needed and why treatment is necessary. Dr Rullan is not only my "go to" vet for complicated lameness issues, he is also first on the call list when I have an owner who may need additional attention.
Quick response to our emergency! Compassionate care!
Dr. Guillermo Cardona arrived within 15 minutes of our call for help the day after Hurricane Irma. He was friendly, reassuring, and treated our horse with a professional and caring manner. We are very grateful for his compassion and concern for a good outcome for our mare's injury. We are looking forward to meeting the rest of the staff.
Both facililities are friendly and professional and will give you an appointment quickly expecially in an emergency. They have all the equipment to do a thorough job and I always have an answer and a plan when I leave.
I feel that you really care about my horses and treat them with respect. Thanks for the professional job your staff does.
Simply the best. Friendly & Professional...caring about your horse like their own.
Dr Ellis even texts me over the weekend to check up on my gelding <3
High quality friendly service.
I have been one of their clients for years and have always received warm and professional service. Dr. Ellis is an excellent vet and easy to talk to. I would never consider taking my horses anywhere else.
High quality service, professional and friendly! !!
PEVS IS THE BEST EXPERIENCE YOU WILL HAVE WHEN "SEEING THE VET". ALL EMPLOYEES AR EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND OVER ACOMODATING! THEY MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU AND YOU HORSE. DR RULLAN IS PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT HE DOES AND GOES THE EXTRA MILE WHEN DIAGNOSING. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOD ABOUT THE ENTIRE PRACTICE.
High Quality, Caring, and Personal Service
Dr. Ellis worked with my schedule to ensure she could see my mare when I was available and was excellent about communication. She took the time to listen to all of my concerns, and recommended the best course of action/diagnostic tests that were both effective for the situation but also not more than needed. Once she diagnosed my mare, she provided knowledge and multiple alternative treatments available to us. Everything was performed with my horse in mind; she was comfortable and happy for the visit. The follow up information regarding her visit was clear , concise, and easy to understand. I am extremely thankful for Dr. Ellis and her excellent care and will continue to use her as our vet!
Compassionate and professional
In today's day and age it is like finding a diamond in the ruff when you can find a group of people that are as caring and at the same time professional and knowledgeable as the staff of Performance Equine. Yes, it is true, there are many educated people out there but they can sometimes talk down to you to the point where they make you feel stupid. I have found that, not only are the pros at PE knowledgeable but they are kind. Kindness is the one element that is so missing in today's society as a whole but especially when you are dealing with an animal companion...and the loss of that special someone in your life. I thank God every day that we have had the privilege of working with and getting to know Dr. Rullan and his highly skilled staff.
Squinty eye horse
I've used Dr Ellis a couple of times and I am very pleased I was able to get a next day appt. She is so patient and caring I'm so glad I found her
incredible knowledgeable staff and service
They are always helpful, knowledgeable, kind physicians who listen to the problem and carefully professionally treat my horses. Easy to contact, even after hours or weekends. I'll never trust any one else with "my boys."
Awesome people, so knowledgeable and attentive
Great team of veterinarians and staff to help me with my high-quality horses. No worries anymore, as this team is an integral part of my operation.
on time,very polite and very attentive to my horses. just loved the boot she made for my not so broken mustang after diagnosing his foot with an abcess.the 4 would be a 5 if they offered payment plans over a certain amount.
Fantastic Vet and Excellent Service!!
This was my first time using Performance Equine Vet Service and I will have to say that the customer service was outstanding from the office staff to the vets that showed up at the barn. It was constant communication throughout the day keeping me in the know of when the vet will be arriving and if they experienced an emergency in the meantime that would delay their arrival. The vet and his techs were also a pleasure to deal with and explained everything about the situation with my mare and what avenues I could take regarding what I wanted my end result to be. I needed a vet that was well versed in lameness and that is where Dr. Rullan and his team excel! The team is fully competent and I will be a customer of theirs for a long time.
We were very pleased with the care we got being new clients, on a Sunday evening with a colic. Dr. Rullan and tech were very patient, thorough and we felt very confident with our horse in their hands. Great clinic!
Superior Customer Service
No matter the reason or the length of time between visits, the staff treats you like an old friend. I am very happy to be a client and part of the Performance Equine Family. From large or small issues, they're there for you. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, caring. I especially love the fact there are Saturday hours until late afternoon.
You guys were awesome, everything was done quickly, professionally & everyone is always so friendly to horses & us owners.
Professional and friendly!
I have a mini horse and a mini donkey, both of whom are getting close to foaling. Dr. Traywick arrived on time, was very professional and friendly. I feel very relieved that my little "girls" are in such great hands now, for foal delivery and care afterward. Thank you Dr. Traywick!
THEIR SERVICE S THE BEST
DR ELLS IS TREATING OUR PONY FOR EPM. SHE HAS BEEN MOST EFFICIENT AND HAS GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND IN ALL WAYS> WE HAVE HAD HORSES FOR OVER 50 YEARS AND SHE RANKS AS ONE OF THE BEST !!!! WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dr Traywick was very accommodating and promptly reported back to me on test results!
very professional and friendly
Everyone at the facility was very helpful and friendly. I recommend this facility and will use them in the future for my vet needs.
Outstanding Staff and Service!
I don't think anything I can say will come close to describing how amazing Performance Equine is. My horse came down with EPM and thanks for Dr. Ellis' knowledge and pro-active treatment, he is on the way to recovery. She goes above and beyond to diagnose and treat. You can really tell she is passionate about what she does. She and the staff are so positive, compassionate, and supportive, are always available to answer all of my questions and treat me like family.
Amazing care and professionalism!
I have never had to take my horses to a vet clinic and was a little nervous. They were so caring from the start...making the appointment, answering all questions, giving a reasonable quote before performing any service, not feeling rushed. Highly recommend them to anyone! Ulli Munroe
Refreshing New Vet
Dr Traywick is always punctual, listens intently, and does a great job with diagnosis. So refreshing to have a Vet willing to listen and ask diagnostic questions. She is personable and treats each horse with compassion.
They treated me like family !!
What an amazing experience we had at Performance Equine Vetinay Services !! We were in a pinch being from Texas, an we found this little gem !!! Seriously fitted our horses into a very tight schedule, an had them feeling better in NO TIME !!! They were very considerate about how they spent our money, not even my own family does that !!! That's how they made me feel, like family in Florida.
Dr. Traywick has been very helpful and empathetic in her care for my mare, Spice. We still don't know the final outcome, but I trust that Dr. Traywick will do her best for Spice and me.
Great service, friendly staff!
Dr. Traywick is amazing and very knowledgeable. She really cares about her patients and takes her time with clients. Everyone at this practice is very friendly and I leave there feeling like I really understand what's going on. The notes that Dr. Traywick includes with the invoice are very helpful for my records as well!
fast and good service
Dr. Traywick, was so good with my horses, we will be using her on a regular schedule, my horses enjoyed her and felt very comfortable with her.
I am 62 years young and had horses my entire life. I have never known a large animal vet so prompt, so caring and with phenomenal communication skills from my pasture to the trenches deep within their office staff and one word describes them all. That entire staff is "COMPETENT". My mare had an emergency eye condition that I moved to slow on and it resulted in hospitalization with eye removal. The follow up care post op was fantastic. I am not a large farm but was treated as though I was as important a client as the large farm owner is. I met both docs and the good news is that one is married to a small animal vet which is how a found out about Performance Equine in the first place. Maricamp Animal hospital near Forest High School is where my small animals are treated and the docs there are also heroes in my eyes who give my fur children the very best of care. Both practices ar a class act and NO I am not related to any of them. Lol.
Excellent Care from the Doctors, Techs and all staff, used them for my personal horse a few years ago with tendon issues, and we use them at work now on a few horses and have great care with some needing treatments a few times a week, always kind patient and on time, all the staff very fun and friendly!
Talk about people that care about your horse as much as you do.....they do! Pilgrim is getting extensive tendon care and he is in the best hands! Thank,you for caring!
Always available and helpful, very personable.
Always available, friendly, great service. one stop for all servces
I have been using Performance Equine's services for more than a year now. They are always friendly, professional, and can provide many services from their office. I love the special discounts they offer during the year....it helps me to plan the services my horses will be needing, and saves me money at the same time.
Would not want anyone else
Always responsive to our horses needs and they really care about me and my horses. Bob Duty
Fast and excellent service!!!
This morning at around 8:oo a.m. I walked outside to find my beautiful little girl not feeling well at all. My normal vet was out of town so I received the Performance Equine number from a friend. A wonderful lady showed up by the name of Ellis. She was very good at all she did along with showing up within 15 minutes of calling them! Gizzy was up and feeling like herself again within the hour. Thanks so much again Performance Equine.
Quality and Professional Service
I just met Dr. Rullan and was very impressed with the way he examined my horse and took time to explain everything to me in simple terms. I also visited his clinic and dealt with a very courteous staff.
It was a stroke of luck to have met Jessica Hardy, in Belize, who had worked for Dr. Rullan and staff. Meeting Dr. Rullan is the difference in our young horse Paco living or having to be put down. On a very busy day, Dr. Rullan took his time to sit down and review Paco's history and photos., then devise a medical program to start. The staff at Performance Equine was also very professional, friendly, and helpful, from the first phone call in setting up the initial appointment to meeting them in person and to creating the vet medical charts, etc.
Great people, awesome service
Performance Equine staff is awesome
When my little mare had colic, I called and Dr. Rullan answered immediately and was at my place within the hr. MiMi was well cared for and is healthy. I have been a client of Performance Equine for years and would not use anyone else. they are like family.
Professionalism, Integrity, Honesty, Care for Animal and Owner
The staff was extremely professional, kind, to us the owner and to the animal. Everything was explained in complete detail. Our horse was evaluated for a problem with the stiffel. She had x-rays and toher problems were found and treated. The horse is much more comfortable now, and is performing remarkably. Thanks to the staff and Drs. We are very satisfied, and would recommend this clinic without hesitation.
horse with stifle problems
Dr. Cooley and his staff are very knowledgeable about lameness issues. They helped my horse Luke with stifle problems and he is much better than what he was. They are also very prompt when I had a problem 2 weeks ago Dr. Cooley was there within an hour. I am very glad I found this veterinary clinic and I will continue to use them.
The Expertise and Professionalism I was Looking For
I was referred to Performance Equine Veterinary Services through a friend for a second evaluation of my horse's suspensory injury. When I called, I was struck by the professionalism and kindness of the office staff and decided to book an appointment. Dr. Cooley saw my horse and performed a lameness exam, did an ultrasound and made a treatment plan. This may sound ordinary, but what was extraordinary was Dr. Cooley's professionalism, high-level of knowledge and experience, courteous service and friendly demeanor. He answered my questions and took time to show me pictures so I could better understand my horse's injury and chances for a good outcome. He also took time to discuss the items in the treatment plan. I felt confident with his consultation and booked an appointment for further treatment. I am very pleased with the services I receive and would recommend Performance Equine Veterinary Services, especially for lameness issues and leg injuries.
Great service, professional and caring
Service was excellent, with great follow up and phone calls keeping me updated during all of my horses treatment . Would recommend Performance equine services to anyone that desires top of line treatment and service. A very caring,professional practice .
Professional, friendly and experienced
The doctors and staff at Performance Equine are great. They will keep digging until they find an answer. They are always learning and trying new techniques.
Dr Rullan is great. Not only do you get the best service he is very prompt and keeps you informed of all services. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a equine veterinarian. Not the most expensive vet either. Quite reasonable considering its a house call.
After floundering in the veterinary community trying to find a vet to fit me, I have found a home. The staff treats you like family from the minute they meet you. And not afraid to be honest if they do not know something. I can appreciate and respect that more than someome that is condescending because thwy have dvm after their name.
Courtesy, promt, Informitive, Hospitable.
Wonderful and very Informitive,
I'm very happy with the results on Rosie and will return for a check up soon.
I am an internal Medicine physician and appreciated the accurate diagnostics I received from Performance Equine. The staff was attentive to my horse during the diagnostics. The vet shared with me his thoughts as the exam preceded. I was give a horse anatomy lesson on the horse skeleton to better understand my horses condition and I was allowed to view X-ray and ultrasound during the exam. I felt options were given that were appropriate. I would highly recommend Performance Equine as a reputable care center for horses.
Absolutely the most exceptional equine veterinarian I have found!
I have used PEVS since their inception and honestly believe there is no better equine veterinarian in this area. Dr Rullan is exceptional at keeping the equine athlete sound and performing at its best. With state of the art equipment, outstanding diagnostic abilities and a genuine compassion for horses, Dr. Rullan is an exceptional veterinarian. He has treated my horses for catastrophic injuries, colics, treated soundness issues and provided routine care - I highly recommend him for all areas of horse care. He treats my 21 year old grade horse with the same attention to detail as my show hunters, knows every one of my horses by name and remembers their history. He will listen to your concerns and respects your opinion as a horse owner and rider. Dr. Rullan respects your budget and is extremely transparent with costs and treatment options. If you are searching for an exceptionally capable, compassionate, personable veterinarian whose main concern is the health and recovery of your horse, with outstanding diagnostic equipment and treatment protocols then Dr Rullan and PEVS comes with a five star recommendation from myself. I am grateful for the time and care he dedicates to my horses
AWESOME TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS!
I endeavor to provide a Holistic approach to my horses, but when emergencies arise calling the Holistic Vet for an emergency visit is not an option (1-1/2 hours away, no emergency services). We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Rullan referred to us. With his schedule full, Dr. Rullan still came out to check on my boy, even texted on his way to offer some reassurance...he was gentle and kind with Howie, (my recently adopted TB), my husband and myself. He and his staff were very understanding and worked with my holistic beliefs...this is not common amongst Western Medicine Vets...Very Refreshing and Re-Assuring. He and his team supported (admn meds, blood panels, etc.) us until Howie was able to balance enough to travel to our primary vet. Every time I called his office no matter who answered the phone (usually Erin), they were already looking you up in the computer or were familiar with the case. You didn't have to give back ground history repeatedly...again, refreshing. I cannot say enough about this wonderfully supportive, knowledgeable, professional, positive and empathetic team. Thank you ALL!! Monette, Derrell & Howie
The doctor and nurses were great, came right out when i arrived at the clinic and took care of my horses. I will very highly recommend performance equine for all your horses needs.
Quality and Knowledge. Caring snd Gentle.
I have been your client for three yrs now. Always a perfect experience. From emergencies to annual vetting. Your Gentle and kind with the horses and caring toward the owner and our pocketbook. Wouldn't go anywhere else. No matter which vet or tech you have for care, always top notch and never a dissapointment. Your receptionists are also very kind and helpful. Mike,Gail,Heather,Sophia Conley-Nowak Zip,Sudz,Secret,Chloe,Durango
excellant and caring service
I was very pleased with Performance Equine services, they took care of my needs in not only a perfessional manner but caring manner also.
Excellent service, top notch
This office is terrific, very knowledgeable and provides excellent service. I am very happy with them.
Would like to add to our Review the words ".... and fly sprays." to the words in parenthesis, so the words in parenthesis would read (despite the use of fly masks and fly sprays.)
You have been outstanding when it comes to taking care of my horse's, I have recommended you to all my friends.
We found Performance Equine Veterinary Services very knowledgeable, efficient and caring in the treatment of our horses. Their diagnosis was "right on" and the treatment immediate and effective. They have treated colic, lameness, tendon injury and fly larvae infestation of the eyes (despite use of fly masks) with good results. We have used their services and excellent facilities for a number of years, and highly recommend their Vets and Technicians and appreciate the friendly atmosphere.
Professional and Personal!!!
Dr Rullan and his staff are the only vets I use for my horses! They have gotten me through some tough situations with several horses with the best care and compassionate professionalism! Always there for information and suggestions for care....and even a hug when I needed it!!! High marks from me on all counts!!!!
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