Whether you are looking for new horse owner education, a pre-purchase examination, vaccinations, or dental care, Dr. Barabas offers quality care to keep your horses happy and healthy.
Goat and Sheep have been gaining popularity in North Central Florida as more people are interested in locally sourced food and fiber. Your passion is our passion, Dr. Barabas is happy to help customize a program for you.
Backyard chickens are becoming a common and enjoyable part of the family in North Central Florida. We can help you be successful with your new found passion and help with the care of your feathered friends.
From beef and dairy to family farm cattle, Hoof & Horn can help evaluate and improve the health of your herd no matter the size.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, including Acupuncture and herbology, have been used to improve the health of animals for thousands of years. TCVM promotes looking at the entire animal to improve the health of the individual making them capable of responding to ailment or disease. This approach also leads to disease prevention and better performance by the patient.
Jill Barabas, DVM
Jill Barabas lives in Gainesville Florida with her husband, Josh, and two daughters, Matilda and Esther. They share their home with two horses, two dogs and two cats. She has been riding horses and chasing her dreams of becoming a veterinarian since the age of five. Jill truly enjoys working with clients to find the best options for them and their animals. She is a member of the American Association for Equine Practitioners, American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She has special interest in Lameness, Acupuncture, wound care, geriatric management and ophthalmology.
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Acupuncture and herbal therapies have been gaining popularity in the United States over the past 30 years, but popularity does not necessarily mean efficacy. How do you decide with all the therapies and products that are out there which ones are safe? How do you know which ones will work? Deciding which modalities will improve[…]
The trees are blooming the grass is growing and it is a beautiful time on North Central Florida farms. Everything is perfect right? Unfortunately for many small ruminant producers this is a frightening time of year. The mild temperatures combined with wet weather can make this the time of year for parasite problems. Depending on[…]
Acupuncture is one of those things that brings visions of voodoo and colorful aura drawings to people’s minds. It is a very ancient practice that has been lumped into the new age phenomenon which has been gaining in popularity for the past 10 years or so. So what is the deal with Acupuncture? Is it all pseudoscience?[…]
Your trusty steed has lost a little of the pep in his step, what do you do next? Most people talk to trainers, friends, barn mates and veterinarians. Generally at least one of them will say “maybe it’s time to inject the hocks.” Joint injections are starting to be considered maintenance for our athletic friends[…]
In the Past 5 Years I have seen awareness about parasite resistance to deworming increase, but, owners still seem unsure of what to do about it. Creating programs that rotate dewormers and require a high frequency of treatment feel reassuring. Unfortunately those practices are outdated, expensive and have caused the resistance issues we now face[…]
Spring time is coming and it a beautiful time in North Central Florida! Unfortunately it is also the time for mosquitos, heaves and laminitis. Make sure that you a ready for the transition in weather and please call if you have any questions. Although we are currently still waiting on a truck topper/tool box to[…]
Hoof and Horn Veterinary and Acupuncture Services was started by Veterinarian Jill Barabas in 2016. Our mission includes improving animal health and welfare by increasing access to veterinary care and educating individuals about the importance of preventative medicine. We strive to offer services that are appropriate for every client by combining conventional and alternative medicine[…]