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Martin Equine Veterinary Practice (MEVP) is an exclusively equine ambulatory practice in the San Diego East County. We are located in Alpine, California and provide veterinary and emergency service in the region. Our service area includes Imperial Beach to Poway on the West, Poway to Julian on the North and Campo/Boulevard to the East and all areas in between.

Because of the current concerns regarding the Corona Virus situation in our country, we have instituted temporary, new policies for appointments.  Please click this link for full details:

COVID-19 Resources for Equestrian Facilities in California

The state of California has issued the following guidelines for equestrian facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click the link below to read the entire article.

Descanso Hay and Bullseye Feed will be utilizing curbside/drive up service starting 3/19/20. We are committed to providing excellent customer service while being aware of current health concerns for both our customers and employees. It might take a few days to get all the kinks out but we will do the best we can to get you in and out with all that you need. So, phone in your order, we will get it together, drive in and we’ll load you up.  If you have any questions please call either store. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might create. Bullseye Feed – 2249 Alpine Blvd. Alpine Ca 91901 (619) 722-1714 or Descanso Hay & Feed – 25077 Viejas Blvd., Descanso Ca. 91901. (619) 445-5464

If you are picking up medication from Bullseye Feed, please call to let them know you are coming.  The staff will bring your medication out to your vehicle.  Thank you!

From San Luis Rey Equine Hospital:

As an essential service to the public in the state of California, San Luis Rey Equine Hospital remains dedicated to your needs.

With COVID-19 on the forefront of our thoughts, the team at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital is reaching out to let all of our clients and referring veterinarians know that we are committed to meeting the health care needs of your horses during this challenging time. Our hospital, surgical team, and ICU are staffed and fully committed to serve all horses necessitating medical attention with the highest standard of care. We are staying current on information as it pertains to COVID-19 and have implemented policies and procedures to keep our clients safe, as well as our veterinarians and staff. 

We are currently taking the following measures and ask that clients help by adhering to the following :

  1. We have asked any SLREH staff and veterinarians experiencing illness/symptoms to stay home and seek medical care.    

  2. If you have an appointment scheduled with your horse and you are exhibiting flu like symptoms or have recently been exposed to COVID-19, please contact our office to reschedule your appointment.   IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE FIND AN ALTERNATE HANDLER TO BRING YOUR HORSE IN TO BE SEEN.    

  3. We are asking that you limit the number of people attending an appointment, or picking up/admitting a patient. We request that you do not bring additional people with you to your appointment. We also request limiting patient visits on all hospitalized horses at this time except in extreme circumstances. You can call (760) 726-4566 when you arrive and we will have someone meet you at your trailer to load/unload your horse so you do not need to enter the front office/facility.

  4. We want to limit people convening in our waiting room and your assistance with this would be very helpful. Dropping off your horse for its appointment and picking up once finished, or waiting at your truck and trailer will help minimize social contact.

  5. If you have an appointment, we will practice good safe physical distance and minimize person to person contact.   

  6. We have increased our cleaning procedures and will continue to do so after every appointment.

  7. Please wash hands and/or use provided hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting our facility.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we will do our best to keep you informed of any further changes while continuing to care for your horses with the same high standard of care that you have come to expect. Thank you for being understanding and helping to keep our team healthy so we can continue to be here for all client and patient needs. 

Be safe. Please call with any questions or concerns- we are available 24/7. We will all get through this together,

The Team at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital



Here is a link for some great information regarding care for your horse(s) during  the Corona Virus pandemic:


Dr. Martin has been providing veterinary care in San Diego county for over 30 years. Martin Equine Veterinary Practice is a full service ambulatory practice providing all aspects of equine veterinary care. In particular, Dr. Martin is passionate about equine preventative care including advanced dental care and techniques. Other areas of particular interest include lameness, medicine, Sport medicine and geriatric equine care.

Our vehicles are equipped with the latest in digital ultrasound and radiology equipment as well as endoscopy, surgical and cryotherapy equipment.

We are partnered with all of the local hospitals to allow our clients the most advanced diagnostics and surgical care including MRI, CT and bone scans.

We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with your equine veterinary needs.

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