Dr. Tom Newton lives and works at Little Hawk Farm. With over thirty years of equine
veterinary experience, Dr. Newton offers a full range of equine reproductive services.
Little Hawk Farm is located in central Virginia at 1625 Cardwell Road, Crozier, Goochland
County, Virginia 23039.
Facilities - The farm has several barns to accommodate outside mares and a separate
stallion barn. The stallion barn has an indoor breeding area with palpation stocks
and phantom. The barn also includes a reproductive lab and four stallion stalls.
The main barn, which is used for foaling mares, has stalls equipped with cameras.
Individual turnout for visiting mares or mares with a foal is available.
Stallions - Little Hawk Farm always has several resident stallions and is home to
many other visiting stallions during breeding season. Some of these stallions come
to the farm and stay for the duration of the breeding season. Others ship in for
breeding mares by natural cover or are collected for mares to be bred by artificial
insemination on the farm. Dr. Newton is available on the farm to collect and package
semen for shipment.
Mares - If you are a mare owner, Dr. Newton can assist you with breeding your mare
to the stallion of your choice. Except where breed registry prohibits, most stallions
now offer the shipment of fresh cooled or frozen semen. If you wish to breed your
mare with fresh cooled or frozen semen, LHF will board your mare, follow her cycle
through a program of teasing and palpation and at the appropriate time, order semen
produced by any stallion of your choice from whom shipped semen is available. Dr.
Newton uses ultrasonography in all phases of the breeding process.
Foaling - When your mare is ready to foal out, LHF can also assist you. We provide
24-hour mare observation. We have foaling stalls with visual monitors and use the
Foal Alert system that notifies the staff when a mare goes into labor. Dr. Newton
resides on the farm and attends all foalings.
Weaning - Dr. Newton recommends weaning between four and six months of age depending
upon the individual needs of the mare and foal involved. The farm has the facilities
and personnel to handle this important event.
Vet Services - In addition to on and off farm reproductive care, Dr. Newton provides
the full range of ambulatory and on farm equine medical and field surgery services.
These include: Coggins, routine vaccinations, preventative health examinations,
dentistry, lameness evaluations and treatment, ultrasound, x-rays, nutrition and
management consultation and field surgeries. Some of the surgeries provided are:
castrations (including cryptorchids), umbilical hernia repair, lacerations and others
that do not require hospitalization. Call the office or e-mail Dr. Newton to discuss
your questions or to schedule an appointment.