Briarwood Equine Clinic - The Family Doctor For Your Horse

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Gary's Biography
Briarwood's History
Affiliations
Payments and Billing
Referral Reward Program
Patient Referrals

Staff Biographies

Gary Hanes, D.V.M.

Dr. Hanes is a 1978 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. Gary grew up on a small Thoroughbred farm in Hemet, California where he helped his father and the local equine veterinarian care for race track layups, foaling mares, and young horses before their training began. Following high school graduation he enrolled at UC Davis and completed a bachelor degree in physiology before entering the veterinary program. After leaving veterinary school Dr. Hanes completed a large animal internship at Texas A&M University followed by an equine Gary carrying tack surgical residency at The Ohio State University. This led, in 1982, to his first position in private practice at the newly opened Southwest Equine Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ where he performed surgeries ranging from colic to fracture repair as well as most other aspects of general equine practice.

But it was the desire to return to the west coast when Gary returned to California and settled in the San Francisco bay area in 1989 to to begin working with Dr. Van Noy and Dr. Wayne Browning who were partners in Briarwood at that time. Two years later Dr. Hanes travelled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he spent a year as director of a general veterinary practice in that city, having patients that ranged from horses and cows, dogs and cats, to falcons and camels. In 1992 the opportunity to return to a surgical practice again presented itself, so Dr. Hanes once again returned to the Bay Area to perform surgery at the Peninsula Equine Medical Center in Menlo Park. Four years later he again partnered with Dr. Van Noy at Briarwood Equine and with the retirement of Dr. Van Noy from the practice in 1992, Dr. Hanes took over and continues to run the business as a solo practitioner today.

When Dr. Hanes isn't in the field treating horses he enjoys trail riding, woodworking, bicycle riding as well as caring for a his small menagerie of livestock, including three donkeys, several chickens, as well as the usual domestic pets- one dog and two cats.

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Briarwood's History

Briarwood was founded in 1981 by Dr. Michael Van Noy. The philosophy he established which is carried on today is to offer the highest quality veterinary care delivered in a personalized, individualized manner that assures every horse and owner the best outcome possible. Being an ambulatory practice means that we provide our care on site with the owner generally part of the process. This leads to a more personal working relationship that frequently expands to friendship as the years pass. It's not unusual for parents, their children and occasionally a grand child to continue the tradition of owning and caring for horses. Throughout this process it's the health and welfare of the horses that takes highest priority.

Affiliations

American Association of Equine Practitioners
American Veterinary Medical Association
San Mateo County Horseman's Association

Payments and Billing

  1. Payment at the time of service is preferred for new clients and this can be done via cash, check, or credit card.
  2. Monthly billing via email or postal mail is done for all established clients.
  3. Payments can be completed on line via the web site by simply clicking on the "Pay Here" button located on each web page.
  4. Due to increased industry security measures in place, we no longer store credit card information for automatic payment. You can phone the office to leave a message indicating you wish to pay by credit card over the phone but please do not leave your credit card information on the voice mail.

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Referral Reward Program

Gary and his petsOur most successful way of obtaining new clients is through referrals from existing clients. When you refer a new client to Briarwood Equine Clinic, you will be rewarded by a 10% discount on your next bill.

Patient Referrals

From time to time it may be necessary for your horse to undergo advanced diagnostics or treatment. In these instances our working relationship with several other veterinarians and veterinary hospitals in the area assures you that all options are available to insure a successful outcome. Good communication is a key to making this system effective and at no time does Briarwood's commitment to its clients and patients diminish. You are always encouraged to contact Dr. Hanes with any questions or concerns regarding your horse's status.

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Didja Know?

Never remove the saddle pad and expose a wet back either to the hot rays of the sun or to sudden cooling. The pressure of the saddle restricts the blood supply and thus weakens the tissues of the back. In this condition, a hot sun more readily burns or inflames the skin, while sudden cooling contracts the blood vessels and prevents the proper return of the blood to nourish the tissues.


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