Athens Veterinary Services located in Athens, Michigan specializing in excellent care for companion animals.

Beadle Lake Veterinary Clinic

   Don't Just Participate...Perform!    


7115 Tower Road, Battle Creek, MI 49014

Hours:Monday and Friday 8AM to 5PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8AM to 5PM

Saturday 8AM to 12PM

Emergency Services Available 24/7

269-441-9233     info@bllac.com


​​Nutrition
Providing well-balanced nutrition is a vital component of keeping any horse healthy and performing at its best. Whether you have a weekend warrior trail horse or an three-day event horse, our veterinarians can help you evaluate and monitor your horse’s weight, body condition score, and other health factors that may influence your horse’s nutritional needs. From there, we can design a nutrition plan that is right for you and your horse. In addition, we offer consultation/referral with an equine nutritionist.

Common Performance Problems Impacted by Nutrition:

  • Gastric & Colonic Ulcers
  • Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy
  • Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (Tying Up)Type your paragraph here.

Podiatry
The foot is the foundation of the horse. As such, hoof imbalances often lead to lameness or performance problems unless corrected early. A thorough foot evaluation is an essential part of any performance exam. BLVC veterinarians utilize digital radiographs of the foot, movement evaluation, and close consultation with your farrier to develop a therapeutic plan. Type your paragraph here.

Shockwave Therapy

Equine Performance & Lameness


Integrated Performance & Lameness Exams

There are many factors that keep a horse performing at its best. Our Integrated Performance Exam includes a full lameness exam, chiropractic and acupuncture treatments, and consults in podiatry, dentistry, and nutrition. Our veterinarians evaluate every aspect of the horse to determine how we can help to improve performance, establish soundness, or treat an injury. 
 
Advanced Diagnostics

​​We offer the latest in diagnostic imaging techniques, listed below. These services are available in the clinic or at your farm. BLVC veterinarians work closely with the Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center if further diagnostics such as MRI or nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan) are required.


  • Digital Radiology - our newest wireless radiography system takes crystal-clear pictures of the limbs, neck, and thoracic spine.
  • Ultrasound 
  • Gastroscopy
  • Upper Airway Endoscopy
  • ​Lameness Locator® Gait Analysis System
  • Saddle Fit Analysis - The Pliance saddle fit system consists of a pad with over 350 pressure sensors within. This pad is placed underneath the saddle and a real-time diagram of pressure is created. The most advantageous feature of this system is that it is designed to be ridden in and can accurately evaluate how the saddle fits your horse in any gait. We are happy to work closely with your saddle fitter to find the best possible fit for your horse.
  • Pre-Purchase Examination

Advanced Treatments

As a progressive practice, we always strive to offer the most beneficial, least invasive, and most cost-effective solutions for therapeutic options.


  • Joint, bursa, and tendon sheath injections
  • Ultrasound-guided tendon/ligament injections
  • Regenerative therapies:  PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma),  IRAP (Interluekin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein), Stem Cells, and ProStride (PRP + IRAP)
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Mesotherapy
  • Class IV Laser therapy
  • Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy (Equipulse/MagnaWave)
  • Performance Dentistry

Equipulse PEMF 

Dentistry