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Mertens Mammals Equine Veterinary Medicine

Your Equine Veterinarian from Boring, OR
Call us at 503-663-6400

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i2920887.jpgMertens Mammals Equine Veterinary Medicine is galloping into our second decade of providing veterinary services to horses on the western slopes of Mt. Hood and beyond. 

We believe the best partnerships exist when both horses and their humans are understood by their primary care provider.  In an age when veterinary advances can deliver the world to your horse, you need a guide to help you pick and choose which parts of that world are most useful to your horse-human team.

Are you heading to the back-country, the beach, or the show ring?  Or are you staying down on the farm?  Do you care for one horse or one herd?  Whatever your situation, we'll provide advice and direction which make sense for you.  We'll help you on-site, wherever your horse happens to be.

We have a number of resources here for you to learn about how to take better care of your horse. Browse around and look at our articles and services.  If you want to ask a question call 503-663-6400 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you.  You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for horse owners. 

At the end of the day, we know this:  Your horse can fully enhance your life when you are doing the best you can to enhance theirs.  We love the opportunity to work constructively in these relationships.

Dr. Katharine Mertens
Mobile Equine Veterinarian | Mertens Mammals Equine Veterinary Medicine | 503-663-6400

PO Box 324
Boring, OR 97009

New patients receive 50% OFF first farm call.*

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Kath, thank you so much for being Greyson's vet, your gentle hand, compassion and great skill made all the difference for my buddy."
    --Deirdre Dekking, Portland
  • "Dr. Mertens is a very friendly, knowledgeable equine veterinarian (and a friend to the rest of the farmyard, including the chickens!). Always up to date on the latest in equine health, and even though Mertens Mammals is a small clinic giving you the personable experience, Dr. Mertens also has equipment for more advanced diagnostics and procedures!"
    —Ari Gordon, Boring
  • "I have been a client of Mertens Mammals for 10 years. Kath (Dr. Mertens) is the most kind, thoughtful and caring Vet I have ever had for my animals. I have 3 horses: my Appy "Breeze" who turns 30 this year, my Paint " Rocket " 14 and my other Paint "Fergie " 3 are all under Kath's care. I also had a dog "Cowboy" who I lost to cancer last July. Kath took care of him also. Dr.Mertens came out on Mother's Day about 7 years ago to treat Breeze for a cut above her right eye. After a few weeks of recovery we were happy to not have a huge scar. Kath also spent 2 hours with me 3 years ago when Rocket had a small case of colic. (Thank God). I couldn't ask for a better person to take care of my girls. Kath always calls to check in on the patients. When people ask who I use for my veterinary needs for my horses, I'm always proud to refer them to Mertens Mammals. I am so thankful for an honest and caring Vet. Thank you, Kath!"
    --Michelle Schatz, Portland
  • "I got looking at Sassy’s records and it will be 6 years in July when you first met Sassy—I feel so fortunate that you became her vet and have looked after her all these years. You are such a wonderful and caring doc and I know you always have Sassy’s best interests at heart. I also know I can always rely on you to help me or Sassy when needed. Thanks for all you do for both of us—will keep you posted on Sassy.”"
    —Judy Becker, Eagle Creek
  • "My horse, Pester, would have lost her eye had it not been for the great care and dedication by Mertens Mammals. They are truly there for you any time you need them. I could go on and on. Kath Mertens has been so good to us!"
    --Troy and Wendy Mohr, Estacada
  • "She has always been there for us. She is forever in my thoughts as the best vet. She saved our hours old filly from certain death. She knew exactly what to do in an instant after just seconds in seeing her. We are forever in your debt...thank you!"
    Barbara T.
  • "Thank you Dr Mertens for such a thoughtful and careful job with our sweet Daisy the Donkey this morning! She is well on her way to health again after that abscess!"
    Suzi C.