To all our valued colleagues, clients, and patients: Piper Equine Hospital and West Metro Equine Practice are following the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center's protocol regarding COVID-19 and only seeing patients requiring urgent or emergency care. Appointments for less critical patients are not currently being scheduled. Learn more
Brush with death can’t slow down Arabian show horse. Read more
Paying it forward
New scholarship fund offers a helping hand for equine and large animal students. Read more
Bucking the odds
Reinder the horse overcomes life-threatening foot injury with treatment from Piper Equine Hospital. Read more
In 2007, with a generous leadership gift from Doug and Louise Leatherdale, we brought together many of the University of Minnesota’s equine programs under one roof. Since then, we’ve seen strong growth and improvements and are excited about what’s ahead. The recent installation of a standing MRI and a standing CT, together with diagnostic modalities and clinicians already in place give us unsurpassed capabilities for your horse’s diagnostic needs. These new facilities strengthen our position as the top equine veterinary hospitals in the Midwest. Please check back on our website for updates and special happenings at the Leatherdale Equine Center. To learn more about the Leatherdale Center's history please view this anniversary publication.
The Leatherdale Equine Center and its Piper Clinic, along with the West Metro Equine Practice, serve the community by advancing the health, well-being, and performance of horses.
We provide clinical services for horses, cutting-edge research, equine veterinary education, and classes and community events. Each year, our clinics, research, and outreach programs are proud to help more than 1,000 horses. Our world-class facilities host a range of events and are available for rental.