Jennifer and Mike Isaac and Kane
“My husband and I met Dr. Jamie Textor in 2006. Our 26 year old Appaloosa, Kane, had serious cancer and was being evaluated for his second surgery… Jamie explained in great detail the pros and cons of this life saving surgery and the care following surgery. She understood and respected our feeling about our horse. With all the information Jamie gave us we decided to have the surgery. We had great faith in her. The surgery was a success with removal of all cancerous tissue… We could tell that the care Jamie gave Kane during and after surgery was from her heart. Since Kane’s recovery… he celebrated his 34th birthday on April 1st. If we have any questions or problems regarding Kane we contact Jamie. She is always quick to respond and very helpful. We were very lucky to have Jamie take care of our boy.”
“Thank you so much for your time and diligence yesterday. I love receiving these written reports. They make sure we’re all on the same page and working with the same information. Never had that before, and I really appreciate it.”
Thank you for doing such a phenomenal job with Voyeur on his surgery. You were very easy to work with, prompt, clear about expectation and were flexible to modify the surgery at the last minute according to… information you received. I was also grateful to be able to communicate with you by text and phone after hours when I had a question. Voyeur is like a brand new horse since the surgery and you made it a very positive experience from start to finish.”
Laura & Chris Phillips
Dr Textor is our hero! My husband, Chris, arrived the barn to find our Grand Prix horse, Ubi, unable to move, shivering, swollen legs and body, painful to touching, a fever of 104 and rising, and a resting heart rate of 70–clearly in major distress. Chris called me at work in a panic, sure that we were about to lose Ubi.
Luckily, Jamie was already on her way to our barn for a regularly scheduled visit. Jamie swung into action as soon as she arrived, getting Ubi onto IV fluids, painkillers, antibiotics, and steroids. She did an amazing job calming and reassuring Chris, and then explained (again) what she thought was happening and her treatment approach to me on the phone (as I needed to stay at work).
Ubi responded amazingly well to the initial treatment, and the ongoing support he received over the following days. Jamie was fantastic about coming out to the barn to re-check Ubi, talk with Chris about his progress on-site, and then call me at work to repeat everything so I could hear it firsthand, too. During a time that was incredibly stressful and scary for Chris and me, Jamie was a source of calm and confidence. She gave us information and patiently explained things in a way that we had a very high degree of confidence in her judgement, the decisions we were making together, and Ubi’s overall standard of care.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve since heard how fortunate I am that Jamie was so comfortable hanging IV fluids in the barn. Although we would have been willing to put Ubi in our trailer and get him to a clinic to treat him in-clinic, 1) initially that would have been impossible given his condition and 2) we were so happy that Jamie went out of her way to help us effectively treat Ubi in the barn, in his own stall, which was ultimately kinder and more effective for Ubi. That included Jamie talking to us very late at night on the phone when we did night checks on Ubi to be sure he was still trending positively, and consulting with her colleagues at UC Davis about his case.
Although we’ll probably never know for sure what happened (likely an anaphylactic reaction to something), we do know for sure he’s alive only because Jamie saved him. I couldn’t believe that only 5 days after finding Ubi in such a tragic state, I was back on top giving him a light first ride back, and he was 100% sound, feeling groovy, and acting as though it been just a normal week.
And as a further reflection of Jamie’s character, before and after these eventful days with Ubi, she’s shown the same level of care and attentiveness looking after my 26 year-old semi-retired horse who has been having some unusual soundness issues. It takes a truly special person to have this level of interest in helping manage an older horse, slowing down in his twilight years.
You’ll always have a special place in our hearts, Jamie! Thank you!!
Ashley M. Tobin Start Line Strategies
“Jamie Textor has been caring for my 3 horses for about 5 years. I have owned horses and dogs and cats my entire life. Put simply, Jamie is the best vet I have known.
Jamie takes the time before examining an animal to “hang” with them and make them feel comfortable. Even if she is called in for an urgent and specific issue, she does a thorough exam of the animal first. She takes the time to fully explain the issue to me and answer my questions. Jamie gives me all variations to treatments from most aggressive/cost, to less costly alternatives. She takes credit cards on the spot and follows up with a thorough written report within days of the visit.
Jamie recently helped us when we had to put one of animals down due to old age. As with all other matters, Jamie is extremely knowledgeable, careful and caring to both our animals and us. We are so lucky to have her as our vet and friend. “