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Columbia Equine Hospital Schedules 25-Year Anniversary Open House & UHC Fundraiser

May 27, 2008     E-mail this page to a friend!

Columbia Equine Hospital of Gresham, Oregon, will hold its 25th Anniversary Open House on Saturday, June 21, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Because the equine community has offered its overwhelming support over the last 25 years, Columbia Equine Hospital feels that it is important as part of the celebration to give back to the community.

In response to the increasing population of unwanted horses in the country, Columbia Equine Hospital has chosen the Unwanted Horse Coalition as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts. The mission of the Unwanted Horse Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety, and responsible care and disposition of these horses.

Dr. Doug Corey, the 2007 president of American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and current representative of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, will be the guest speaker at the event.

Along with vendor booths, technology stations, children’s activities, music, food and other short educational talks (all free of charge) there will be a silent auction to raise funds for the Unwanted Horse Coalition.

For directions to the center and the event, go to

Columbia Equine Hospital was founded in 1983 by Dr. Scott Hansen and is located in Gresham, Oregon. The Hospital supports the ambulatory practice that has grown to four full-time veterinarians and one full-time veterinary dentist. The ambulatory practice covers the geographic area of Portland metro and southwest Washington. The ambulatory practice is focused on performance horses, reproduction, dentistry, preventative medicine, and general equine medicine and surgery.