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Healthy horses, happy humans.

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Our philosophy

We're here to de-mystify horse care and lead the way to a better relationship with horses through science and compassion.

We respect the horse.

Horses are a social grazers, and are meant to move. The closer they are managed in accordance with their basic needs, the healthier and happier they'll be.

We adapt with the science.

Medicine is always transforming and a committment to continuing education is vital. We update our approach as the evidence dictates, while rigorously scrutinizing fads in horse care.

We understand our clients goals.

Whether horses are athletes or pets; they are someone's passion and may even be their livelihood. We take an active role in furthering our clients' pursuits and help them to become better horsemen.

We pay it forward.

We share our knowledge and skills with clients, and advocate for horses and horse people in our community.

Here for you.

Regular business hours: M-F 8am - 5pm
Call or Text: (513)655-3556

Available for *regular client* emergencies only 24/7/365

Indoor Riding Arena


We provide our equine partners with comprehensive veterinary care encompassing individually tailored wellness services as well as care for illness, lameness, or other medical problems on an urgent and emergent basis.

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Wellness Services

Wellness Examinations

Individually Tailored Vaccination Plans

Parasite Control


Nutritional Consultations

Digital Coggins and Health Certificates

Reproductive Services (limited)


Other Services

Lameness Evaluation

Pre-Purchase Examination

Imaging & Diagnostics

Internal Medicine

Field Surgery

Urgent & Emergency Care*

*available only to established, active clients


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Meet the Acorn Equine Team


Sophie Heikkila, DVM

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Sophie Heikkila is a 2013 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Go Bucks!), focusing her clinical education in equine medicine. After graduation, she completed an internship at South Shore Equine Clinic in Plympton, MA. She returned home to the greater Cincinnati region in 2014 and joined Agri-Pet Veterinary Service where she practiced until purchasing the equine portion of the business in 2022. She and her husband reside on their farm in Oxford, OH and enjoy spending time with their menagerie of creatures!

Hannah Brewer

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah has lived in the Hamilton/Oxford area all her  life.  She is a 2022 graduate of Talawanda High School. During her high school career, she was active in their FFA chapter, serving as a chapter officer her senior year. She grew up showing pigs in 4-H and also enjoys competing her QH mare in contesting events. She has a great background in horse handling gained while working with her dad, who is a farrier. She also enjoys leather working, and spending time with her family, and is excited about training her young colt and exploring cutting and sorting events with him in the future.

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