HORSE EMERGENCY? Call: 515-729-8387

Why Us?

Don't take our word for it. Hear from real clients why Dr. Dixon Appel and the team at Pheasant Ridge Equine are the best in the central Iowa area.

"I can't say enough good things about Dr. Appel and the attentive, professional care he provides for my horses. From routine vaccinations, health checks and dental exams to emergent care and complex cases requiring ongoing diagnostics, treatment and management, he is always right beside us encouraging, educating, and supporting both my horses and me as an owner. Dr. Appel has seen us through many emergencies and I trust him implicitly. We are so lucky to have such a talented, experienced and disarming equine veterinarian available to us. I can also say unequivocally my horses all give him four hooves up! They stand happily for him and as an owner, it tells me a lot when my horses are comfortable with someone at a time they are being examined and in pain. He is a special vet."

- Tori Willis

Pheasant Ridge Equine customer

"My horses have been cared for by Dr. Appel for the past nine years and I wouldn't have it any other way. Dr. Appel cares for both horse and owner. From colic to breeding including AI and everything inbetween, we have great success due to his knowledge. His years of hands-on experience cannot be taught in school.  He most often knows the issue immediately and doesn't take 10 tests/tries to diagnose and treat the horse. Dr. Appel is logical in his approach and does not lead you into unnecessary costs. We highly recommend Pheasant Ridge Equine and are truly grateful to have a vet with his experience in our area."

- Karen VanDiest

Kokopelli Equine

Pheasant Ridge Equine customer


3320 Cumming Road

Cumming, IA 50061


Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: By Appointment Only

Sunday: Closed

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