Virginia Therapeutic Farriery

Equine Podiatry Consulting Service

The section of this website formerly called 'News and Essays' will now become the ‘VTF Farriery Blog’ that will be updated frequently with new information. The blog will concentrate on credible information relevant to basic farriery based on clinical papers, clinician methodology, case reports, practice tips, etc. Many posts will reflect on some of the more controversial and highly debated topics in farriery. Veterinarians and farriers are urged to participate in the Blog and are welcome to submit appropriate information on any aspect of farriery based on one’s clinical work and or experience. If interested, please contact Dr. O’Grady, or submit your post through the contact section on this website. To view the Blog, please click here. Enjoy!

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.

Farriery Literature

Dr. O'Grady maintains a small library of peer-reviewed published papers on equine podiatry and therapeutic farriery.

VTF Farriery Blog

This section will be updated frequently with new and current information. Click on the following headlines to read more...

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 necessary 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.