Finding answers to performance limitations, then providing treatment and rehabilitation to gain back the competitive edge.

Performance Equine Specialists is dedicated to providing knowledge and experience to the equine athlete and their riders. Lead by Dr. Ellis Farstvedt, a nationally recognized board certified Equine Surgeon, our team is composed of multiple veterinarians with a variety of interests and specialties. His wife, Dr. Mandi Holland is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and specializes in equine sports medicine. Her background has always been with the performance horse and was boosted by her extensive experience on the Race Track at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, AZ. The husband and wife duo compliment each other by bringing a different piece of the puzzle together for the equine athlete.

We have a unique practice in which we service locations in Montana, Arizona and Alaska to bring our experience and services to the equine athlete. You will find an open minded, friendly and collegial atmosphere amongst our team members.

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  • Love Mandi and Ellis! Great vets! Have used them numerous times.

    • Lynne Mays
  • I can't say enough good things about Dr. Farsvedt and his team. Besides his expertise in equine care, knowledge, treatment options and veterinary/surgical skills, the care and comfort he gives you is what makes him the best!!! He genuinely cares about your horse and you. Ellis is always my go to when any of my horses have an issue. He knows my love for them and does whatever it takes to make them happy and healthy (and calms my nerves) If you're looking for a true equine performance vet, Dr. Ellis Farsvedt is it!

    • Kimberly Gora
  • Dr.Ellis saved my filly who broke her skull at 8 months old. He was there immediately after the accident and did everything he could do. Now she is 5yr old and doing great!!! He is a amazing vet with knowledge and a eye for horses like none I've seen before! Thank you for all you do!

    • Courtney Francis
  • I highly recommend Dr Ellis!! He is an amazing vet with all the most recent and up-to-date information I trust him wholeheartedly he has worked on several of mine and he loves what he does and truly cares about the animals he works on. He isn't just about the almighty dollar he truly wants to make a difference thank you for all you do dr. Ellis

    • Cari-Terry Zenkawich
  • So very professional and knowledgeable... love Dr. Ellis and Meghan Foote!  They gave excellent care to my QH Killian with a lameness issue and answered all my questions on our visit.  I appreciate them both!!

    • Karen Erickson
  • I continue to call on Dr. Ellis for all my performance horse medical needs for the simple fact that he is more than a fancy name on a piece of paper. Dr. Ellis has the savvy of professional equine athletes and the demands that these horses go through and put up with everyday to stay competitive. I always feel comfortable talking with Dr. Ellis about the work-ups and diagnoses that he discusses with me on each case.  Dr. Ellis can speak on my level and we all end up reaching the same goal – getting the horse back to the show pen and winning!

    • Will Nuttal
    • Switchback Ranch Cutting Horses
    • Roscoe, MT
  • We at Sky Performance Horses have been using Dr. Ellis for several years, he and his excellent staff always make themselves available to keep my equine athletes performing and feeling their best. Dr. Ellis has performed several surgeries on my horses, all have returned to the barrel pen successfully with no complications. As a former veterinary technician myself I am very particular about sterile technique and quality diagnostics, with Dr. Ellis and his crew you will receive the gold standard. Thanks for all you do!

    • Jenna Cadwallader
    • Owner & Professional Jockey/Trainer at Sky Performance Horses

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Phone & Email
801-881-8508 (fax)
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Physical/Mailing (May-Nov)
180 Hwy 78
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Physical (Nov-May)
35844 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Mailing (Nov-May)
35820 N. 16th Street
Phoenix AZ 85086

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