- 6986 176 Street
- Surrey, British Columbia V3S 4P4 Canada
- P: (604) 575-0263
Meadow Lane Equine Clinic
Meadow Lane Equine Clinic is a full-service equine practice dedicated to our equine patients and clients. We provide a level of care which is professional and progressive with a strong emphasis on preventative medicine in order to maintain optimal health and performance for the equine athlete and equine companion. At Meadow Lane Equine Clinic, we offer a full-service ambulatory practice. With three mobile units, we are able to come directly to your horse in virtually any area of Vancouver’s lower mainland. Our equipment is portable, and cord-less, enabling us to provide top-notch service on any farm. We also offer a complete range of mare and stallion services to fit the needs of both the commercial breeders and the individual hobbyist. Our reproductive center is run by Dr. Tracy Plough a board certified theriogenologist. All of our reproductive services are designed with flexibility in mind. Breeders can choose to have Meadow Lane handle all the details of their breeding program, utilizing the clinic as a referral center to perform the services that are not easily performed at home or anywhere in between. Please visit our website at www.meadowlaneequine.com
Meadow Lane Equine Clinic is proud to offer a diverse list of services to promote health and wellness in our equine partners. We offer services in:
- Wellness and preventative care
- Lameness evaluations, diagnostic imaging (including digital radiography and ultrasound), and treatment
- Lameness Locator Evaluation
- Regenerative therapies including PRP, Pro-Stride, and IRAP
- Shockwave therapy
- Smart RLT Laser therapy
- Equine Chiropractic
- Prepurchase exams
Meadow Lane Equine Clinic is happy to offer a wide variety of reproductive services for both mares and stallions. We are proud to be an affiliate Lab of Select Breeders Services.
We are experienced and equipped to work with both the fertile and problem or sub fertile mares and will design a treatment/management protocol that provides mare owners with the best chances to produce a live foal. Once pregnancy is achieved, we are equipped to assist owners in all phases of gestation. Our mare services also include:
- Comprehensive diagnostic reproductive evaluations
- Breeding soundness/fertility evaluations
- Treatment of sub-fertile mares
- Embryo transfer
- Embryo vitrification
- Fetal sexing
- Low dose insemination
- Twin reductions
- Uterine culture/biopsy/cytology
- Hysteroscopic examinations
- Hormonal assays
- Oocyte aspiration for transfer to an ICSI center
We also offer a complete range of stallion reproductive services which allows owners to utilize their stallions in fresh, cooled/shipped, or frozen semen programs. Our stallion services include:
- Breeding soundness exams
- Stallion collection and Management
- Phantom training
- Cooled semen evaluation
- Shipped semen service
- Semen freezing – SBS Affiliate Lab
- Sub-fertile stallion management/ consultation
- Epididymal sperm processing and freezing, post castration.
Dr. Robyn Kopala
Dr. Robyn Kopala is the founding veterinarian of Meadow Lane Equine Clinic. After practicing in the lower mainland for 10 years, Dr. Kopala started Meadow Lane Equine Clinic in September of 2017. She graduated with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and completed a one year internship in equine medicine and surgery at Okotoks Animal Hospital in Alberta. Prior to attending veterinary college, Dr. Kopala completed her Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University. In 2009, Dr. Kopala received advanced training in veterinary acupuncture at Colorado State University. In 2013, she studied manipulation therapy at Options for Animals in Kansas. In addition to her interest in complementary therapies, Dr. Kopala has a special interest in sport horse medicine. Her passion for the sport horse developed at a young age competing with Quarter Horses at the national level. She later moved into the hunter/jumper discipline, and is now an active competitor in show jumping on the A-circuit.
Dr. Tracy Plough, DVM, DACT
Dr. Tracy Plough was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She has always had a passion for horses as well as science. Therefor it was just natural, for her, to combine these two passions into veterinary medicine. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. Following graduation Dr. Plough returned to BC where she worked as an associate and completed an internship in equine reproduction. In 2008 Dr. Plough traveled to Austria and worked as a resident at the University of Vienna with a focus on equine reproduction. Tracy later returned home to private practice, where she worked as an associate veterinarian and continued her advanced reproductive training. She took an opportunity and traveled to Australia in 2013 where she worked with several large TB breeding operations as well as a large volume embryo transfer facility.
Dr. Plough qualified and became board a certified specialist in equine reproduction and a Diplomate of The American College of Theriogenologists in 2014. She went on to establish her own practice, Plough Equine Veterinary Services in the greater Vancouver area of British Columbia Canada, which she owned and operated, until joining the Team at Pioneer Equine hospital in Oakdale CA in 2017. During her time in California Dr. Plough ran the daily operations of the stallion center as well as managed the ART mare programs for that hospital.
In 2019 Tracy returned home to BC and joined the team at Meadow Lane Equine Clinic, brining with her, the opportunity to expand the current breeding services and offer advanced reproductive technologies.
Outside of work you will find Tracy hanging out with her husband Kevin and their dog Penny or enjoying time with her horses.
Dr. Maia Aspé
Dr. Maia Aspé joined our practice in June of 2018 after completing an extensive 1 year internship in equine medicine and surgery at a local equine referral hospital. Dr. Aspé graduated with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 with a strong focus in the equine field. Prior to veterinary schooling, Dr. Aspé attended the University of British Columbia and was an avid competitor in show jumping. She was raised in Langley, and competed throughout the western United States and Canada. This experience inspired her passion for equine veterinary medicine and devotion to the horsemen and women of the Fraser Valley. Dr. Aspé is experienced in all aspects of general equine practice, but is especially keen to advance her skills in sports medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Kopala.
Lauren Basford RVT
Lauren grew up in North Vancouver and got hooked on horses at an early age. She studied at Olds College in Alberta and graduated in 2007 with honours in Diplomas in Equine Science Business Management as well as Equine Production and Breeding Management. Following graduation Lauren was invited to apply for a position and was subsequently hired as an instructional assistant in the Equine Science program at Olds College. She worked at the College developing the curriculum and assisting with practical courses involving hands on skills in horse handling, ground training, stallion handling, and reproduction for 5 years before finally returning home to Vancouver. Lauren then enrolled in and graduated with honors from Douglas College’s Veterinary Technician program and passed her board exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in 2014. That year Lauren was lucky enough to find one of the few positions as an RVT in an equine only veterinary practice. The rest is history as she has been working in Equine practice with Dr. Kopala ever since and can’t imagine working anywhere else! Lauren also enjoys riding, photography and traveling when she can find the spare time!
Hanna Corsan RVT
Hanna is an Abbotsford resident who grew up 3-Day Eventing, skiing, and playing competitive volleyball. After graduating from high school, she spent 2 years attending UBC Okanagan and working as a polo groom for a family of veterinarians. When she wasn’t loping thoroughbreds at the Okanagan Polo Club, Hanna was at the veterinary clinic helping out, or hiking local trails with her dog. The Douglas College Veterinary Technology program brought Hanna back to the Lower Mainland, which enabled her to ride her own horses while attending school. Now that she has graduated veterinary technician college Hanna has joined the team at Meadow Lane Equine.
Donna has been working in the equine medical field since 1996. Prior to this she was a contract bookkeeper for 10 years. In her leisure time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and working on her golf swing.