Phyllis Giroux, DVM CAC Welcome to Deep Run Farm Canine Health Care Rooster with retrieved pheasant
Phyllis Giroux, DVM, CAC FC Cock of the Walk

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Offered by Phyllis Giroux, DVM


In house Progesterone Testing (1 hour results available, 7 days a week)

Brucellosis Testing (30 minute results)

Vaginal Smears

Thyroid Test for OFA Certification

Bile Acid Testing for OFA Certification

Gen Sol Genetic Testing for Hereditary Diseases


Pregnancy Ultrasounds

Digital Radiographs for OFA


Semen Collection and Evaluation

Side by Side AI

Chilled Semen Collection and Shipping

Frozen Semen Storage and Shipping
(with Old Waterloo Equine Clinic)

Consultation on breeding timing

Coming Soon: On site Semen Freezing and Storage

Deep Run Farm
13727 Blackwells Mill Rd
Goldvein, VA 22720

  • Animal Chiropractic Care

    • What is animal chiropractic care?
      A method of health care that treats the biomechanics of joint functions. Chiropractic care corrects a misalignment of vertebral bones and restores proper functioning of the nervous system.

    • Why would my dog need animal chiropractic care?
      To keep your dog functioning as a canine athlete and operating at peak performance. Your dog may have suffered a trauma such as a slip, fall, automobile accident, or blow which caused a vertebra misalignment in its spinal column. (Even stresses during the birthing process could create misalignment.) The symptoms of even a very slight misalignment may include lameness, neck and back pain, epilepsy, stiffness and pain in older animals, bed wetting, and many other diseases.

    • How do I know that chiropractic care would help my dog?
      Your dog is first given a physical exam to determine if any health problems require surgical or medical attention. Then your dog undergos a chiropractic analysis to determine the health of its spine and any spinal vertebrae that may require adjustment. You will be notified of recommendations to pursue medical attention or chiropractic care.

    • What improvements can I expect to see in my dog?
      Owners tell us all the time about how good their dog feels after receiving chiropractic care. One of the most exciting things that happens in almost all the dogs we treat is an improvement in the dog's attitude.

    • How long will it take?
      Animals recover very rapidly as a rule, but older dogs and more serious problems take more time. Age and physical condition, extent of damage, duration of the problem, and owner cooperation are all factors in 'get well' time.

    • Additional animal chiropractic information can be found on AVCA Doctors - an American Veterinary Chiropractic Association approved site.

  • Hip Dysplasia; find out more about it
    • Hip Dysplasia in the Canine* by Janet A. Welch, DVM, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine Auburn University, Alabama.

    • Helping Dysplastic Dogs* (297K) Phyllis Giroux, DVM, CAC discusses hip dysplasia in the Whole Dog Journal.

      * You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these dysplasia articles. If you don't already have the reader on your computer, you can download a free copy from Click to download Adobe Acrobat

  • Great Health Article

  • Neutering and Spaying; read a research paper about how it affects aggression, fear and anxiety, and bone length

    Ebola and Pets
    Link to the American Veterinary Medical Association website, with special attention about the Ebola Virus and pets.

    Got a question about pet care and health? Visit our Ask a Vet Forum today and post your questions about pet health and care to Dr. Giroux.

    Health Tip

    All Deep Run dogs stay on heartworm preventative medication year round. Our pups start on heartworm preventative when they reach 12 weeks of age, and will stay on it for the rest of their lives. We use TriHeart Plus (generic for Heartgard Plus)heartworm preventative, and give it on the first of each month. This not only prevent our dogs from getting heartworms, it also prevents them from getting roundworms, hookworms or whipworms. As many of our dogs compete in field events, or travel with us doing exhibitions and demonstrations, they are constantly exposed to many different types of parasites. We may travel south in the winter, to hunt, train, or compete. Keeping our dogs on a heartworm and intestinal worm prevention plan year round is a way to insure that they will be protected from Heartworms, Roundworms, Hookworms, and Whipworms regardless of where we travel. If you live in an area where fleas are a big problem, consider using Sentinel, another product that prevents heartworms, intestinal worms, and interrupts the flea life cycle. I would certainly recommend you keep your dog on one or another of these medications. Some people try to save money by mixing up a solution of injectable Ivermectin and giving this to their dog once a month. Ivermectin is the active ingredient in Heartgard. The cost of keeping a 65 pound dog on an approved heartworm preventative is approximately $6.00 per month. This is about the cost of a sandwich, drink and fries at the local fast food franchise, or two beers at the local bar. In my opinion, if you are unwilling to spend that much to keep your dog free of parasites, you are not doing the dog justice. Isn't your dog worth the best you can give him?

    If you decide you want one of our puppies, please fill out Puppy Adoption Questionnaire so that we can help you select a puppy to suit your lifestyle. That is the first step in getting a Deep Run Puppy.

    About CAPC
    The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent not-for-profit foundation comprised of parasitologists, veterinarians, medical, public health and other professionals that provides information for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. Here is an example of their March, 2019 report for Fauquier County (home for Deep Run Farm).

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    13727 Blackwells Mill Road
    Goldvein, VA 22720

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