Taking Care Of Our Large Animal Friends For More Than 40 Years

Equine Hospital

Dr. Emily Wahl

Dr. Emily Wahl has been riding and competing in the hunter-jumper division for most of her life. Born in South Florida, her family moved to the Charlotte area, where they established an equestrian center. Dr. Wahl was active in 4-H and involved in the hunter-jumper circuit throughout her middle and high school years.

While attending undergraduate school at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Dr. Wahl served as the equestrian team captain. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Before establishing her practice at Flat River Veterinary Hospital in 2015, she completed an equine medicine internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, WA. Though Dr. Wahl enjoyed the west coast and Seattle area, she returned home to be close to family. When not working, she can be found riding and competing with her horse Robbie and hanging out with her dogs Maddie and Bogey.


Ambulatory Services

Internal Medicine


Diagnostic Imaging


Lameness Evaluation

Pre-Purchase Exams

Reproductive Medicine

Dental Care

Wellness, Nutrition, Vaccines

Our History

Flat River Veterinary Hospital has been proudly and loyally serving the Durham county area’s large animal needs for over 40 years. Established by Dr. Lloyd Heron, Flat River Veterinary Hospital seeks to offer the best, most practical care in a relaxed and professional atmosphere. Though he retired in 2019, Dr. Heron’s practice goals remain at the forefront today. Whether ambulatory or at the hospital, our team strives to be an integral part of your horse family, providing routine or emergency care 24-7.

We look forward to meeting you and your equine partner!