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  • Practicum 2015

    Practicum 2015

    Written by Staff

    Register Today For Our Equine Veterinary Skills Pracitcum 2015

    August 3-7, 2015 - FULL

    August 10-14, 2015 - FULL

    September 14-19, 2015 - FULL

    September 21-25, 2015 

    October 19-23, 2015 

    October 26-30, 2015 - FULL

    The cost of participation:  Veterinarians - $1,500  and students - $900.  

  • Working Students Needed

    Working Students Needed

    Written by Staff

    Now accepting applications for Spring and Summer working students!

    If you have experience with horses, want an exciting position in our Hospital, riding with our Ambulatory Veterinarians or learning about breeding at our Reproduction Center, submit an application and resume today! 


    Application deadline is Oct. 31st. 

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  • Welcome, Dr. Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD

    Welcome, Dr. Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD

    Written by Staff

    Peterson and Smith is proud to announce the renowned and highly regarded Dr. Dennis Brooks has joined our team, bringing his expertise and genius of ophthalmology equine medicine to our patients.

    Dr. Brooks will be available and accepting appointments on select dates.

    Dennis E. Brooks DVM, PhD passed the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1984. Dr Brooks received a PhD in 1987 from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. Dr Brooks has been a scientist and clinician in academia and is a Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology. He was the President of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 1997-1998.

    Dr Brooks has written over 170 academic scientific publications, 76 book chapters, received $2.3 million in research grants, and has given over 300 lectures both nationally and internationally in comparative ophthalmology. His book, Equine Ophthalmology, was published in 2002 and again in 2008. A book Small Animal Ophthalmology was published in 2011. He received the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Sir Frederick Smith Memorial Lecture and Medal Recipient in 2007, and received the Frank J. Milne State of the Art Award of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in 2010. Dr Brooks has extensive experience in amnion grafting, corneal transplantation and cataract surgeries of the horse.

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