Virginia Therapeutic Farriery

Equine Podiatry Consulting Service


The Practice

The practice offers comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and maintenance for a variety of foot conditions using medical therapy as well as therapeutic shoeing.

Consulting Services

Dr. O'Grady offers a unique consulting service to help manage severe foot problems.

Stephen E. O'Grady, DVM, MRCVS

833 Zion Hill Road
Keswick, VA 22947
Office: (434) 984-3584

In Assoc. with: Palm Beach Equine Medical Centers

About The Practice

Virginia Therapeutic Farriery is a referral practice that provides advanced services in equine podiatry. We offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatment as well as maintenance for a variety of foot conditions using medical therapy as well as therapeutic shoeing. Educated as both a veterinarian and a professional farrier, Dr. O’Grady treats each foot problem on an individual basis with an understanding of both the medical physiology and biomechanics of the equine foot. Dr. O’Grady’s methodology uses the basic principles of farriery combined with advanced technology when necassary to diagnose and treat foot problems.

We offer a unique approach to equine podiatry as our referral services are provided on a consultation basis. Horses are referred to us by veterinarians, farriers, trainers and clients. The consulting service allows Dr. O’Grady to work closely with the attending farrier, integrating his experience and expertise in equine podiatry, to improve or resolve cases with difficult farriery or hoof problems. The attending farrier then continues the appropriate follow-up farriery. This combined approach has been successful both in the United States and internationally.

The Farriery Literature section provides peer-reviewed published papers with accurate and timely information on equine podiatry and therapeutic farriery. This section of the website includes papers written by Dr. O’Grady and other hoof care professionals who share his expertise in hoof abnormalities and disease.