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Thoroughbred Sales Externship Opportunity

Posted in Equine general medicine, Events, General, News

The Peterson & Smith Thoroughbred Sales Externship is available for veterinary students nearing graduation.  The externship will focus directly on the practitioner’s role at a Thoroughbred Sale and the nuances of sales work.

Application deadlines are approximately 60 days prior to the first day of the sale. The applicant must expect to be graduating and NAVLE-eligible within 20 months of the first day of the sale. Those interested in the Ambulatory Internship are preferred.

This externship involves participation in acquisition and interpretation of digital radiography, video laryngoscopy, and musculoskeletal ultrasonography.  This is not a refresher course for the National Boards Exam.Professional conduct and appearance is required.  

Taking A Closer Look at: Condylar Fractures in Horses

Posted in Events, Equine general medicine, General, Diagnostic Techniques, Blog

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Audio Transcription from The Horse Talk Show on March 18th, 2017
 Featuring: Tim M. Lynch, DVM, Diplomate, ACVS, ACVSMR

Lou Barton: There’s a topic that’s on everyone’s mind:  Mastery, of course, one of the favorites on the derby trail, a possible contender. Certainly, Jimmy Barnes, assistant to Bob Baffert, said he was a horse to watch. We met him at the Breeder's Cup Classic last year. Lovely horse. Sadly, he had to have surgery this past Monday for a Condylar Fracture. When Jimmy texted me he said he was absolutely gutted...he didn't see it coming. I don’t think you can really see those things coming, and I know Jimmy, being the horseman that he is, if there were any signs he certainly would have noticed. So, Dr. Lynch, tell us what a condylar fracture is.

Introducing our Surgery Residents

on Monday, 12 December 2016. Posted in Events, News, Blog

Introducing our Surgery Residents

We would like to introduce our Surgery Residents.  

Dr. Abi Kent, BVM (Hons) -2nd year resident



Dr. Kathy Hunter, MRCVS, BVMS - 1st year resident

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Please scroll over to the Our Vets sections to read more about them.

Welcome Our New Hospital Interns

on Tuesday, 28 June 2016. Posted in Events, News, Blog

Welcome Our New Hospital Interns

Please join us in welcoming our new hospital interns for the 2016-2017 year. 

Dr. Courtleigh Watson


Dr. KT Steward


Dr. George Elane


Dr. Michael Myhre


Please scroll over to the Our Vets sections to read more about them.

AAEP Winners

on Tuesday, 29 December 2015. Posted in Events, General, News, Blog

AAEP Winners

Thank you, everyone, so much for coming to see us at the AAEP avenues and our alumni reception.  We had a really great turn out.  We finally got around to drawing the names for the lotteries for the free airfare and the practicum registration.

The winners are:

Free Air fare:  Erin from the University of Minnesota

Practicum Registration:  Rebecca from Cornell 


We look forward to seeing everyone at next year's  Alumni Reception at AAEP. 


Working Students Needed

on Monday, 05 October 2015. Posted in Events, News, Blog

Working Students Needed

Now accepting applications for ambulatory working students!

If you have experience with horses and want an exciting position riding with our Ambulatory Veterinarians gaining the best hands-on experience to prepare you for veterinary school while you're in college and earn a weekly stipend - message us today! 



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Welcome, Dr. Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD

on Monday, 17 August 2015. Posted in Events, News, Blog

Welcome, Dr. Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD

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.

Tune In!

on Wednesday, 01 April 2015. Posted in Events, News, Blog

Tune In!

We're a Presenting Title Sponsor!

Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital is proud to partner with The Horse Talk Show, formerly known as Horsetalk Radio. With growing segments in all aspects of the equine industry, we are excited to bring information useful for every horse owner or enthusiast, 

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100.1FM 900AM, and coming soon to Gainesville on 106.5FM

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