We like Doc Ismay too. Our old horse broke his jaw a few years back. JJ Hovde was practicing here and he diagnosed it and called Dr. Ismay. On JJ's advice we ran the horse right down to him, arriving about dark. Their son was getting married the next day. Dr. Ismay said our horse was going into shock so he and his wife stayed up with that horse all night long. They had never even met us before!! Consequently, with a lot of TLC and much worry, the horse healed up. Took all winter but he lived another 6 years and was always in good shape.
JJ Hovde, who now owns the vet clinic at Sidney is a whale of a horse and cow vet. We sure thought a lot of him while he was here. We've been around a lot of good horse vets; he is one of the good ones. We sure hated to see him go.