Comfortable Recovery

Clean and airy recovery center for the best possible outcome.


Webcams for Round-the-Clock Monitoring


Modern Surgery Suite


Our Facility


Sawtooth Equine Service is a full service equine hospital located in the Wood River Valley of Idaho. In addition to serving our local population of horses we are able to offer specialized medical and surgical care for referral cases. 

Sawtooth Equine Service, P.C.

708 N. Main St.
Bellevue, ID 83313
Phone: 208-788-1465
Fax: 208-788-5695

Monday – Friday 8am – 5:30pm
Saturday –  by appointment

24 hour emergency service available


utilizing advanced techniques


IRAP is useful for tendon and ligament injuries as well as in cases of joint inflammation.  This therapy uses the body’s own cytokines to encourage healing.


There are several advantages to digital ultrasound, but from a horse owners perspective the most important is more consistently detailed images, which means more sensitive disgnoses and more precise information. 

We have a state of the art ultrasound at SES and Dr. Crawford is actively pursuing additional training in imaging.  From reproduction to tendon and ligament injuries or thoracic and abdominal ultrasound, we can usually procure the needed image to help put your horse on the road to recovery.

Portable Digital Radiography (PDR)

This system is 100% PORTABLE and WIRELESS. In addition, it provides amazing images!  The diagnostic and communication advantages are impressive. With digital radiography we can manipulate the images, take measurements and quickly take additional views – all leading to more precise diagnoses. The Sound system provides Cloud storage on their secure server so your images will be preserved in a safe manner.  This also allows the images to be easily emailed to you or to other veterinarians.  The wireless (cordless) portability of this system is very useful making radiographs in the field very easy to accomplish.


We have webcams installed on 2 of our ICU stalls that allow us to monitor our patients around-the-clock.

Surgery Suite

modern surgical suite for modern medicine

Surgery Suite

Our modern surgery suite, is capable of handling soft tissue and orthopedic surgical problems, including arthroscopy, on an elective and emergency basis. We have specific anesthesia monitoring equipment to help provide safe anesthesia for our patients. While under anesthesia, each patient has its oxygen saturation, heart rate and respiratory rate monitored. For longer procedures, Dr Crawford monitors arterial blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate and oxygen saturation. Our surgeon is Board Certified as a specialist in equine surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and has over twenty years of experience in equine surgery.


Our hospital and staff are well suited for treating complex medical problems. We offer a complete array of in-house blood work to help determine the cause of illness. Webcams have been installed for round-the-clock observation by our veterinarians. 

Abdominocentesis, abdominal and thoracic ultrasound, upper airway endoscopy and gastroscopy are also routinely performed by our doctors.  Our doctors and staff excel at providing high-quality and compassionate nursing care for our recovering patients.