Horse lovers - as well as folks interested in the care of other large animals - are invited to check out the new Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center on Sunday during its grand opening and horse health fair.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, the center's new Penryn facility will be open for tours. Located at 2973 Penryn Road, the state-of-the-art facility can accommodate up to 40 patients. It includes a full-service hospital and emergency care for horses, llamas, alpacas, goats and other large animals.
Although temperatures are expected to hit triple digits Sunday, fair organizers say they will try to keep everybody cool - including the horses.
During the fair, patrons can learn about equine rescue, training, tack and equipment and other horse-related products and services. Staff doctors will speak on such topics as podiatry and lameness, emergency care, breeding basics, eye care and acupuncture. Food and entertainment help make it a family-friendly event.
"This new facility will allow us to continue to help many animals live longer, healthier lives and give us the opportunity to not only expand our services, but to add more work space and three additional highly skilled veterinarians to our team," said Dr. Langdon Fielding of the Loomis Basin center.
The new facility also will offer classes for both youth and adults on horse care basics. To learn more, click on www.lbemc.com or call (916) 652-7645.