Dr. Mark Holman is good at seeing lameness issues in my experience, but he and his office staff leave a lot to be desired in terms of professionalism and customer service. After multiple issues, including them refusing to see my 3-legged-lame horse until "sometime next week", I never used them again.
I have head good things about New England Equine for lameness, they are in Dover NH but an easy haul from Boston area.
Liz Maloney (Equine Therapies) in Franklin, MA – (508) 520-4722. She is competitive jumper rider and a great lameness vet. She also does a lot of chiropractics and acupuncture as well. She has a great feel for competitive horses and will spend the time to watch them while they are ridden or jump on them herself if needed.
Putting in another good word for New England Equine. It's not Mass, but it's close by (Dover, NH). I've worked with Dr Maher, who I really like, but have also heard wonderful things about Dr Davis. I have friends who speak highly of Dr. Kaneps as well.
Different strokes for different folks... I have fired at least two of the Vets (practices) mentioned here. Imho you can't do better than Tufts for most anything! The people that work there are super user friendly and the depth of their doctors and diagnostic equipment is unmatched for New England. I once had three doctors working on a horse together there!
For a field Vet I second Liz Maloney. She has GREAT instincts and a no nonsense approach that won't break the bank!
Another vote for Liz Maloney. Not only is she an excellent diagnostician but she often has portable solutions. She is often a good deal cheaper than several of the practices already mentioned. She is willing to build a long term relationship between you, your horse and herself. She is always willing to talk prevention and understands the limits of the checkbook. I have never interacted with a better vet in the field.
It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required. ~Stephen Leacock
I had a great experience with Dr. Mike Davis of New England Equine for a long distance PPE. He kept me apprised of every step, excellent communication, thorough, reasonably priced and his office staff was pleasant. I would be pleased to have a vet like him in my neighborhood where we have a "lameness specialist" on every corner so it's not like I haven't dealt with a few. He was a true standout.
I've heard good things about Dr. Kaneps over the past few years, and from the little I've seen/dealt with him he seems to know his stuff. However, I'd personally never let him near my horse after I watched him lose his temper with a friend's mare and punch her square in the face. So though his knowledge may be very good, and he may be a great diagnostician, I'm not very eager to recommend him to people due to that experience.
Dr. Mary Kahn hands down. I am in Fl now and would still call her to send images to for her expertise! She has a amazing eye. I have dealt with many others that have been mentioned here and would steer clear of many of the names!