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Nathan R. Mitts, D.V.M and Ryan Meeks, D.V.M Appointed New Partners of Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital

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Ocala, Florida- January 9, 2017 – Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital has announced the appointment of Nathan R. Mitts, D.V.M and K. Ryan Meeks, D.V.M as their new partners. 

Nathan R. Mitts, D.V.M has also been part of the Peterson & Smith team for 14 years. He started his ambulatory internship at Peterson & Smith before being promoted as an associate of Peterson & Smith and practices general ambulatory.

Mitts graduated from the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary in 2002, and the interaction between equine and human athletes, as well as the complexity and vast variability of the equine industry in Florida proved to be an irresistible draw. 

Although he practices general ambulatory medicine, Mitts directs his focus towards sports medicine. He takes pride in being part of his client's team. Dr. Mitts added, “Being part of the puzzle that comes together to equal success for my clients and patients is what I enjoy most".

K. Ryan Meeks, D.V.M has been part of the Peterson & Smith team for 12 years, beginning work during breeding season as an ambulatory assistant before being returning to complete an ambulatory internship and continuing on as an associate of Peterson & Smith.  

Meeks was accepted into the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2004. Meeks thoroughly enjoys the diversity and intensity of practicing equine medicine in Ocala. "The constant challenges of working on horses of all disciplines and helping clients achieve their goals just never get old, “Meeks states.

With much honor, Dr. Meeks adds, “I have been privileged to work for our many great clients and alongside the industry’s most reputable equine vets for the past 12 years.  I am honored to now be able to contribute at a higher level with Peterson and Smith team. I look forward to helping ensure the continued success of Peterson and Smith in providing excellence in care for our equine patients and our clients.”

About Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital

Peterson &Smith Equine Hospital is a state-of-the-art full service, 24/7 equine practice located in Ocala, Florida. Founded in 1981 by Dr. John Peterson and Dr. Johnny Mac Smith, it has grown to one of the most highly recognized equine practices in the United States. Peterson & Smith provides a range of services from single patient management to large farm consultations, as well as offering continuing education opportunities for both veterinarians and horse owners.

Peterson & Smith strives to provide state-of-the-art diagnostics, surgery, and medicine for our patients while maintaining relationships of professionalism and integrity with our clients and team. 

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