Serving the Equine Community of Vermont

Welcome to Sugar Run Equine Veterinary Services, conveniently located in Waterbury, Vermont. Here, our professionals know that our equine animals are as important as family. Our mission is to help our patients stay happy and healthy

We aim to educate our patients in a safe environment while offering them necessary comprehensive care. We understand that many people have anxiety about veterinary care, so we create a low stress environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best, progressive care.


Joseph Wagner, DVM

Joseph W. Wagner, DVM grew up in St. Albans, Vermont. From an early age he had a strong interest in animals and a desire to be a veterinarian. Dr. Wagner received a BS in Animal Science from the University of Vermont.  He earned his doctorate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinical year at Texas A&M in 2013. Prior to Vet School graduation, Dr. Wagner completed a wildlife medicine internship in South Africa. Following graduation, Dr. Wagner completed an equine internship at The Piedmont Equine Practice, in The Plains, Virginia. During his internship he was mentored in the disciplines of lameness, diagnostic imaging, surgery, internal medicine, and reproduction. Following his internship, Dr. Wagner worked at Unionville Equine Associates, an equine specialty clinic in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Here, he continued to hone his skills in reproduction, emergency medicine, and sports medicine.

Dr. Wagner’s professional interests include lameness, reproduction, emergency, and general practice medicine. When not working, he enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, and anything else outdoors. He is excited to have made his way back home and serve the people and animals of Vermont!