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You Can Pay Online!

on Thursday, 03 March 2016. Posted in General, News, Blog

Just three easy steps to now pay your invoice online. Whether a client or practicum participant, you can make your payments conveniently from home or on the go. NOTE* This is explaining the process. The Pay Online Button is located on the homescreen; not in this blog article*

Click the PAY ONLINE button on the homepage located on the right of the screen (NOT IN THIS BLOG)

Enter Name & Account/Invoice Number - or for practicum participants, Practicum/ Name/Session Date

Enter the starred prompts for your credit card information and click submit! 

 

The PAY ONLINE button is located beneath the features and above the VetNotes buttons on the right of the screen. 

Current Employment Opportunities

on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in Events, General, News, Blog

Pharmacy Clerk

Fill medicine and supply orders for ambulatory doctors and clients. Replenish medicine and supplies for hospital areas such as surgery and barns. Receive incoming pharmaceutical supplies from vendors, UPS, FedEx, etc. to internal departments. Order and Distribute office supplies to employees and maintaining usage list for reorder. Candidate must have the ability to lift 50lbs. Full-time position with benefits. Competitive salary and benefits package included. Please send resume and cover letter to Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, LLC, Attn: C. Ray, 4747 SW 60th Avenue Ocala, FL 34474

Surgery Scrub Technician

Equine Hospital needs of a full-time surgical scrub technician with experience in the equine industry and or an equine hospital. The surgical scrub technician will be required to rotate on-call for nights and weekends. Candidate must have the ability to lift 50lbs. Training provided with a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume and cover letter to Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, LLC, Attn: C. Ray, 4747 SW 60th Avenue Ocala, FL 34474

Veterinarian (Equine Reproduction)

Applies knowledge of veterinarian and equine science to perform clinical, medical and surgical procedures involved in equine reproduction. Must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or foreign equivalent). Must have one year’s experience with equine reproductive medicine, either as a veterinarian or veterinary intern. Must have passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). Send resume to Peterson & Smith, Equine Hospital, LLC, Attn: C. Ray, 4747 SW 60th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474. 


 If you are interested in working for Peterson & Smith, feel free to email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your resume will be kept on file for future employment opportunities. 

 

Peterson & Smith, Avantea and Reproductive Management

Posted in Equine general medicine, News, Blog

Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital is pleased to announce the launch of EQUIGEA – presenting a complete and all-inclusive Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Program at our Equine Reproduction Center; aspirations, maturation, sperm injections, embryo development, and transfers will happen in-house ensuring the highest probability of success.

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Did you know? The Precision Lameness Locator is Now Available!

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

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Precision Lameness Locator Now Available at Peterson & Smith

A veterinary diagnostic system measuring a horse’s movement expands to PSEH clinic.

The Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator® technology derived from motion algorithms led by Dr. Kevin Keegan, DVM, and Dr. Frank Pai. With a vision to create a non-invasive, quick and easy to handle solutions, Equinosis Q was developed. This technology already used around the world, Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital is proud to offer services that will aid lameness examination.

 

Vet Notes: Fungal Corneal Ulcers - A Case study

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

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10 year old, Haflinger, Mare 

Presented for squinting, excessive tearing and recent cloudiness of her right eye. 

Ophthalmic examination: Revealed eyelashes on the upper lid angled down, blepharospasm (closing of the eyelids), and corneal edema (cloudiness of the eye). Reflex tests revealed a positive menace. These include: vision test – a light perception test; palpebral - a sensory test, and pupillary light reflexes (PLR) - evaluating the retina, nerves and muscles. Positive results to these tests yield an improved prognosis.

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.  

Dr. Timothy Lynch Joins New Clinical Veterinary Advisory Board

Posted in Equine general medicine, General, News, Blog

Dr. Timothy Lynch Joins New Clinical Veterinary Advisory Board

OCALA, Florida- December, 30, 2016- Dr. Timothy Lynch, ACVSMR has been elected to Morris Animal Foundation’s first Clinical Veterinary Advisory Board. This board will support the Foundation as practicing clinicians focusing on research, and providing a well-rounded scope of the tools needed to continue development in veterinary medicine. Morris Animal Foundation was founded in 1948, and since then it has invested more than $103 million towards 2,500 studies that have impacted animals and veterinary medicine on global level.

 

Dr. Lynch graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1991, completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky 1991-1992; proceeding with a surgical residency at Michigan State University 1992-1995, then becoming Staff Surgeon at Equine Specialty Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio 1995-2000. Lynch completed his board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. In 2002, Lynch joined Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital to head the Sports Medicine Program and became a partner in 2007.

Dr. Lynch’s clinical interests include lameness, scintigraphy, and performance profiling and gastrointestinal surgery. With much advancement ahead, Lynch is looking forward to the opportunity to voice current and upcoming knowledge in the area of surgery and sports medicine.

 

Morris Animal Foundation. (2016) Foundation Announces New Clinical Veterinary Advisory Board [Press release].

Retrieved from

http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/about-maf/press-room/press-releases/foundation-announces-new.html

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

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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.

MVMA Information for Animal Owners

on Tuesday, 21 June 2016. Posted in Equine general medicine, General, News, Blog

MVMA Information for Animal Owners

There comes a time for every pet owner to say good-bye to their beloved animal. The Marion Veterinary Medical Association has some guidelines to follow to ensure you are burying and disposing of an animal the proper way to protect wildlife. 

 

 

Our Foal Photo Contest Winner!

on Friday, 20 May 2016. Posted in News, Blog

Our Foal Photo Contest Winner!

Hayle, 5, is our Cutest Foal Photo Contest winner! She was super excited to get her Grand Prize pack from us. Thanks to Horse Talk Radio Show and Tail Spin Bracelets for contributing to our grand prize package. 

Hayle says she will use Trigger's hair to have her bracelet made. 

 

Congrats, Hayle! 

 

Rattlesnake Antivenin

on Wednesday, 18 May 2016. Posted in Equine general medicine, Diagnostic Techniques, News, Blog

We have RattlerAntivenin, ready for veterinary use. It's not uncommon to see moe snakes out during the hotter months. Be prepared and vigilant and know we are available 24/7 for emergencies. 

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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. 

 

Have You Heard About Equilume?

on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. Posted in Equine general medicine, General, Diagnostic Techniques, News, Blog, Equine ophthalmology

Have You Heard About Equilume?

We'll be using and selling these during breeding season. Call the Equine Reproduction Center for more information. 352-307-3000 or 352-237-6151

 

Read a few articles on Equilume Blue Light from our partners at Select Breeders Services http://www.selectbreeders.com/news/327

 

View the video describing the benefits and testimonies of Equilume Masks

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, 

Tune In Every Saturday from 8 - 10 a.m.

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

Live streaming every where on floridasportstalk.fm with archived shows. 

Let us know your're hearing us with a comment, like and share on Facebook

Pizza with Peterson & Smith - Colic in a Gutshell

on Monday, 28 April 2014. Posted in News

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 Thank you to our clients and friends who attended the first Pizza Presentation. We hope that you left with some additional tools to better monitor your pregnant mares. We are hosting another presentation on Tuesday, April 29th at 5:00 pm. We will be discussing Colic with Dr. Hughes. 

  If you have any questions just drop us an e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Sandy Hill Elementary School's 4-H Club

on Monday, 24 March 2014. Posted in News

Sandy Hill Elementary School's 4-H Club

Everyone likes surprises right? Well we had a very special surprise  waiting for us in the office today from Sandy Hill Elementary Schools 4-H club. 

Record Breaking Sales

on Tuesday, 11 March 2014. Posted in News

Record Breaking Sales

Tuesday turned out to be a very busy and exciting day at the March sale of Select Two-Year-Olds in Training at OBS.

Eddie Woods, one of Dr. Russell’s clients, was the highest in consignor sales with 18 sales totaling $5,235,000. Another one of Peterson & Smith’s clients, Eisaman Equine came in second with 22 sales totaling $3,665,000. 

FTBOA Florida Championship Awards Gala

on Monday, 10 March 2014. Posted in News

FTBOA Florida Championship Awards Gala

This past Sunday evening, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association hosted an awards gala to honor our 2013 Florida-bred champions and their breeders, owners and trainers! 

Dr. Adam Cayot, DVM, newly appointed to the Board of Florida Association of Equine Practitioners.

on Monday, 03 March 2014. Posted in News

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Dr. Adam Cayot, DVM, has received the wonderful honor of being elected to the board of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners.

FAEP is the equine centric branch of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. Being on the council for FAEP is important to Cayot because there are not many members on FVMA’s council with equine medicine as their primary area of practice. He believes the voice of the equine practitioner has been lost and looks forward to being able to bring back a “voice to the table.”

Southeastern Youth Fair Comes to a Close

on Sunday, 02 March 2014. Posted in News

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Peterson & Smith and Center State Bank have partnered up for another year to help support the Marion County youth at the Southeastern Youth Fair.

This year, they purchased three lambs, including “Wonderlamb” - a first place winner from Sandy Hills Elementary Schools 4H club.  Dr. Faith Hughes, a veterinarian at Peterson & Smith, was there to bid on the lambs, as well as support her step daughter, Haleigh, who won first place for her lamb, “Hercules”. 

 

Marion County 4H Horse Specialty Club - 40 years old

on Thursday, 13 February 2014. Posted in News

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 A big shout-out to our 4H friends at the Horse Specialty Club of Marion County - 40 years old;  AND one of its members Taylor Sangprasert – who is raising money to participate in the 4H Citizen Washington Focus Program in Washington DC

 

Pizza with Peterson & Smith - Monitor the Pregnancy!

on Tuesday, 18 February 2014. Posted in News

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 Thank you to our clients and friends who attended the first Pizza Presentation, Tuesday evening.  We hope that you left with some additional tools to better monitor your pregnant mares.  If you have any questions just drop us an e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A copy of the presentation can be found here search for "Monitor the Pregnancy"

Pizza with Peterson & Smith - Monitor the Pregnancy! (Copy)

on Tuesday, 18 February 2014. Posted in News

PMM talk 1

 Thank you to our clients and friends who attended the first Pizza Presentation, Tuesday evening.  We hope that you left with some additional tools to better monitor your pregnant mares.  If you have any questions just drop us an e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A copy of the presentation can be found here search for "Monitor the Pregnancy"

Dr. Carol Clark, DVM, DACVIM newly appointed to the Board of Directors of the Florida Horse Park

on Tuesday, 28 May 2013. Posted in News

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Dr. Carol Clark, affectionately known as "the Medicine Geek" wears many hats and she now adds a new one to her collection - Member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Horse Park.

Florida Connections Flock to 30th Breeders' Cup!

on Thursday, 31 October 2013. Posted in News

Florida Connections Flock to 30th Breeders' Cup!

As an equine hospital in the heart of Florida's "horse country," we take great pride in seeing horses with strong Florida connections succeed in their athletic endeavors, across all disciplines. Therefore, we are compelled to recognize some of the noteworthy Florida bred (and trained) horses that are representing our state in the 30th Breeders' Cup.

Working Students: We want YOU!

on Monday, 23 September 2013. Posted in News

Working Students: We want YOU!

We would like to ask for your help in identifying students enrolled in general agricultural or equine science programs that want to expand their exposure to the world of equine veterinary medicine. If you know of, or you are a student interested in hands on equine experience- please read on and share!

 

Congratulations to Ocala Stud- TOBA National Breeders of the Year!

on Wednesday, 18 September 2013. Posted in News

Congratulations to Ocala Stud- TOBA National Breeders of the Year!

Earlier this month, one of our most outstanding clients, Ocala Stud, received a temendous accolade. Ocala Stud was named National Breeder of the Year, by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Assocation. They've been successful as a top Thoroughbred breeder in the state, and we're glad they're bringing national recognition to Ocala's horse industry! We spoke with David O'Farrell, whose family has run Ocala Stud for generations, about the significance of this award. 

 

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