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SBS Veterinary Services


SBSVS - Mares and Foal

Select Breeders Veterinary Services provides veterinary care, embryo transfer, foaling services, and equine reproductive management of stallions and mares to Cecil County, Maryland and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic Region (MD, DE, NJ, and PA).

In 2013, Select Breeders Services founded a partnership with David Scofield, DVM who is Board Certified in Equine Reproduction.  This was in order to expand our veterinary care and equine management services in Chesapeake City, Maryland.  Through this new division of SBS, operating under the name of SBS Veterinary Services (SBS-VS), Dr. Scofield and the SBS Team are able to provide reproductive management, as well ambulatory care and on-site veterinary services, for our clients.

Our Services

Veterinary Services

Mare and Foal at SBSVSSBS-VS offers complete equine ambulatory veterinary services in the areas surrounding our Chesapeake City, MD office. We strive to provide the highest standards of care for your equine companion and to form lasting relationships with our horse owning clientele.

  • Vaccinations and dental prophylaxis
  • Medical and ophthalmic conditions
  • Foal and weanling care
  • Lacerations and minor surgery
  • Recuperation and lay-up supervised by veterinary staff

Our partnership with Unionville Equine Associates in Oxford, PA allows access to advanced diagnostic and laboratory services. It also allows SBS-VS to consult with a board certified veterinarian in internal medicine and experienced practitioners in lameness and other performance issues.

Appointments for general horse health, dental prophylaxis, vaccinations, medical colic therapy, ophthalmic examinations, foal care, lacerations, respiratory problems, minor surgery, and other related issues can be scheduled by calling SBS-VS at (410) 885-3202.

Mare Management

SBS-VS offers mare management services at a newly renovated facility in Chesapeake City, MD. We provide

  • complete breeding management
  • artificial inseminations with fresh, cooled, and frozen semen
  • low-dose and deep-horn insemination techniques
  • reproductive evaluations, diagnostic, and therapeutic treatments for the mares

Dr. Scofield can provide detailed information to mare owners regarding other advanced reproductive technologies and help them determine the most appropriate therapy for sub-fertile horses.  


Our Foaling Program provides late term pregnancy monitoring of the mare, specific neonatal care and a veterinarian attending each foaling. These services are offered to limit the anxiety and risk of your mare foaling unpredictably and unattended. This program is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please call SBS-VS to enroll your mare today.

Laura Serkes - Testimonial Photo"Based on recommendations from my vet, fellow breeders and other performance dressage competitors, I sent my beloved 17 year old, retired FEI dressage mare to SBS Veterinary Services for the delivery of her first foal. After foaling she was then successfully re-bred using frozen semen.  The experience could not have been better. I found the entire team to be a pleasure to work with in every respect. I can't recommend them enough." - Laura Serkes

Embryo Transfer

Embryo Transfer is a proven reproductive technique that places a donor mare’s fertilized embryo into the uterus of a recipient mare that has been correctly synched with the donor mare’s cycle. 

The use of embryo transfer is ideal for:

  • Older mares that cannot carry a foal to term
  • Performance or show mares busy in competition
  • Valuable mares from which multiple pregnancies are desired

At SBS-VS, we can manage and flush your donor mare for an embryo, package and ship the embryo to a recipient herd, utilize your own recipient mare, or place the embryo into one of SBS-VS’s recipient mares. SBS and Unionville Equine Associates (UEA) in Oxford, PA have been collaborating since 2009 to bring ET services to UEA clients. We will continue to provide ancillary support to UEA veterinarians for their clients requiring embryo transfer services.  

With Paul Loomis’ 20 plus years of experience in equine ET and Dr. Scofield’s training and experience, SBS-VS provides the necessary attention to detail that produces embryo transfer success.

Transvaginal Follicle Aspiration for Oocyte Recovery (TVA)

TVA Oocytes Photo We are excited to promote transvaginal follicle aspiration for oocyte recovery (TVA) as one of our available assisted reproductive techniques. Dr. Elena Martinez de Andino is a board-certified theriogenologist who trained at Texas A&M under the guidance of Dr. Katrin Hinrichs, Dr. Charles Love and the Equine Embryo Laboratory. She has extensive clinical and research experience in TVAs in both reproductively challenged mares as well as fertile mares who's stallion's semen may be limited or of poor quality.  

Oocytes collected from TVA will be sent to an ICSI lab and the ICSI-embryos, fresh or vitrified, can be sent back to SBS-VS for transfer into one of our recipient mares.  This procedure is invaluable for production of ICSI-embryos for immediate transfer or for preservation of genetic material (vitrified ICSI-embryos) from mares for future embryo transfer.  

If you have any questions about this procedure or are wondering if this technique is right for you and your mare, please contact Dr. Martinez de Andino (elenamartinezdeandino@selectbreeders.com).

Please click HERE for additional information about this procedure, its uses and costs.


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