Serving Rutherford County and the Surrounding Community for 15 Years

Welcome to Rutherford Equine

Providing Professional, Quality And Personal Care For Your Horse

At Rutherford Equine Mobile Services, our goal is to provide professional, quality and personal care for the horses of Rutherford and the surrounding counties. Dr. Butterworth-Tice and her staff run a fully equipped mobile veterinary unit that come directly to the farm or you can bring your animal to the office for minor appointments (vaccinations, Coggins tests, basic exams). The office is located at 361 Aydlotte Road in Rutherforfordton, NC. Please explore the website, if you have any questions, or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact us.


At REMS we have a passion for breeding mares. Dr. Butterworth will be there every step of the way-from pre-breeding evaluations, breeding with fresh or frozen semen, pregnancy checks, pregnant mare care, and newborn foal exams.

Preventative Care and Wellness Exams

REMS recognizes that not all preventative programs should be the same. The needs of
your retired backyard friend and a traveling competition athlete are not the same. REMS will work with you to develop the best preventative care plan for your horses, including appropriate vaccinations, coggins testing, dental assessment and floating, nutritional
consultation, fecal egg counts and deworming strategies.

Preventative Care and Wellness Exams

24/7 Emergency Services

Dr. Butterworth-Tice is part of a long term and successful emergency on-call sharing
cooperative with two other local equine practices. This unique situation allows REMS to always have competent veterinarians available in cases of after hours emergencies. If your horse is seen by one of other veterinarians, the situation will be updated to Dr.
Butterworth-Tice, and REMS will follow up with you the next business day.

Equine Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner, CVMMP (often referred to as
“equine chiropractic”). She also is a graduate of the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Acupuncture and veterinary medical manipulation adjustments work synergistically and can be used in the same appointment to address many lameness and performance problems.

On The Farm Care

REMS is fully equipped with ambulatory truck, digital radiography (x-ray) and ultrasound to provide all standard services. Dr. Butterworth-Tice can do lameness evaluations,
ophthalmic (eye) exams, neurological exams, mare reproductive exams and field

Pre-purchase Exam

A pre-purchase exam is a very important step in obtaining a new horse whether it is for
competition, trail riding or breeding. Dr. Butterworth-Tice, will perform a thorough exam
from top to bottom of the horse, watch it in motion, flexion tests, hoof balance
assessment, basic neurological exam and any additional testing based on your intended use of the horse. We provide onsite radiology (x-rays) and ultrasound. You will receive a thorough digital report of the pre-purchase exam.

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