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    best sports medicine vet in New England

    Looking for recommendations for a sports medicine vet that is "the best of the best", and can think outside the box a little.

    Looking to have one of my UL horses examined for an issue with cross firing- this is not something i feel my regular vet can help me with

    I appreciate it!


    #2
    Enda Currid at Ocean State Equine Associates if you're near RI, has a great reputation.Tufts University has a big Equine facility in I think, Grafton, MA near Worcester.

    Grey

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      #3
      Not sure where you are or if the dates will work, but Kim Henneman DVM is either here or coming to New England end of the month. Dr Henneman is from Utah, where she has a busy practice spanning several states, but she comes to New England a couple of times a year. In addition to traditional vet med, she does chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, thermography and tons more. Fascinating person and the kind of vet who looks at the whole animal, integrating all of her expertise. And her experiences are genuinely interesting. She has consulted on internationally ranked US endurance horses, zoo animals (elephants and giraffes!), and federal level working dogs in addition to all the horses of many different disciplines she follows on a regular basis. When she comes to my barn, the cats and dogs adore her too.

      Here is contact info for her office if you want to try to get her: Animal Health VIPs (435) 647-0807
      They don't call me frugal for nothing.
      Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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        #4
        In addition to those already mentioned,
        Conrad Boulton at TNT Equine.
        Mike Davis at New England Equine
        "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

        ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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          Ghazzu Can you remind me- Myhre, TNT and New England Equine- all used to be Rochester, and then all split up? Or something like that? This was like 20 years ago. I just can't remember.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ruth0552 View Post
            Ghazzu Can you remind me- Myhre, TNT and New England Equine- all used to be Rochester, and then all split up? Or something like that? This was like 20 years ago. I just can't remember.
            I lost track of all the permutations, but yes, I think at one point Deme Erickson and Mike Davis were both at Rochester w/ Grant Myhre.
            "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

            ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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              Originally posted by Ghazzu View Post

              I lost track of all the permutations, but yes, I think at one point Deme Erickson and Mike Davis were both at Rochester w/ Grant Myhre.
              Yup. Demi is at TNT in North Berwick, ME, Davis is at NEEMSC in Dover, Grant took over the former Rochester Equine Clinic in Rochester after Demi and Davis left. Years ago they were together at REC.

              There's also Omar Maher and Kate Britton at Atlantic Equine in Dover. I've used everyone listed here except Grant and I've been more than happy with the results (& I've seen them work on numerous cases). Oh and Andy Kaneps in MA.
              "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England

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                Originally posted by ryansgirl View Post

                Yup. Demi is at TNT in North Berwick, ME, Davis is at NEEMSC in Dover, Grant took over the former Rochester Equine Clinic in Rochester after Demi and Davis left. Years ago they were together at REC.

                There's also Omar Maher and Kate Britton at Atlantic Equine in Dover. I've used everyone listed here except Grant and I've been more than happy with the results (& I've seen them work on numerous cases). Oh and Andy Kaneps in MA.
                Andy Kaneps was one of the names I was trying to recall earlier but couldn't. He is excellent.
                "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Grey623 View Post
                  Enda Currid at Ocean State Equine Associates if you're near RI, has a great reputation.Tufts University has a big Equine facility in I think, Grafton, MA near Worcester.

                  Grey
                  Enda is excellent. Bonus with him is my farrier likes working with him. Ditto another farrier used by a friend of mine.

                  I’ve also had good experiences with Fairfield Equine (Rick Mitchell and Bob Neff).

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                    #10
                    Dr. Garcia at Tufts diagnosed my horse’s unique injury. Very professional and they have all the latest diagnostics. For a mystery I’d go there

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Hilary View Post
                      Dr. Garcia at Tufts diagnosed my horse’s unique injury. Very professional and they have all the latest diagnostics. For a mystery I’d go there
                      Dr Garcia also helped my horse with a unique injury!

                      Also ,Essex Equine has been very helpful to me.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ghazzu View Post

                        Andy Kaneps was one of the names I was trying to recall earlier but couldn't. He is excellent.
                        Agree - he's really good too.
                        "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England

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                          #13
                          For sports medicine, hands down Dr. Garcia at Tufts. He's seen my horses multiple times (and also performed life-saving colic surgery on a unique colic situation on my gelding, but that is another story...) I can't say enough good things about him. I've also used Dr. Erickson and Dr. Davis at various points in time for non-orthopedic cases. They are both great, but no specific lameness experience personally.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by chancellor2 View Post

                            Dr Garcia also helped my horse with a unique injury!

                            Also ,Essex Equine has been very helpful to me.
                            Another for Dr Garcia if you go to Tufts.

                            If you are not going to a hospital, Essex Equine's Dr. Gaby.
                            AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012

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                              #15
                              Lots of familiar names here.

                              Dr. Kaneps is great -- a bit of an odd duck, but knows his stuff and will explain things very well. He's who I have been using for lameness stuff since I moved my mare to the North Shore, since he's local to there. He also does scopes and treatment for ulcers. One note: he does *not* do emergencies, and he travels a lot (or used to, Before Times.)

                              Dr. Gaby -- also really knowledgable -- you either love him or you don't. I was in the former category; we got along great once he learned that I'm a biostatistician. As my mare moved out of "sport horse land" I used his wife, Amy Clark, more. Essex Equine in general is a great practice, very easy to work with.

                              Fairfield did my mare's suspensory surgery back in 2010 and were very professional. Dr. Gaby recommended them for the surgery, and it was worth hauling her down to Newtown (yes that Newtown ). They also sent us home a couple of days early because my mare had lost so much weight and was not doing well mentally, and they knew Dr. Gaby would be taking over her care. I appreciated that they trusted me, and him.

                              I've heard many good things about Dr. Garcia at Tufts.
                              You have to have experiences to gain experience.

                              1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"

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                                #16
                                I have never used Dr Gaby, but I recently happened to be nearby while he was attempting to diagnose an extremely subtle issue and was he ever thorough! He watched the horse lead, lunge, ride, flexions while leading, while riding... I was very impressed with his approach to figuring out the problem and his interaction with the rider.

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                                  Originally posted by Loves to ride View Post
                                  I have never used Dr Gaby, but I recently happened to be nearby while he was attempting to diagnose an extremely subtle issue and was he ever thorough! He watched the horse lead, lunge, ride, flexions while leading, while riding... I was very impressed with his approach to figuring out the problem and his interaction with the rider.
                                  It was that very thoroughness that got me using him. He was looking at a horse at my barn and happened to look at my horse and said "I think she's got a suspensory issue".... This horse had previously been misdiagnosed by another vet.

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                                    #18
                                    I can't say enough good things about Fairfield Equine. Dr. Rick Mitchell and Dr. Kim Harmon for sports medicine and complicated diagnoses. Handled a really tricky case where the horse was only NQR in one of his pirouettes very well after another vet basically threw his hands in the air because he couldn't see it.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by quietann View Post
                                      Dr. Gaby -- also really knowledgable -- you either love him or you don't. I was in the former category; we got along great once he learned that I'm a biostatistician. As my mare moved out of "sport horse land" I used his wife, Amy Clark, more. Essex Equine in general is a great practice, very easy to work with..
                                      Originally posted by Loves to ride View Post
                                      I have never used Dr Gaby, but I recently happened to be nearby while he was attempting to diagnose an extremely subtle issue and was he ever thorough! He watched the horse lead, lunge, ride, flexions while leading, while riding... I was very impressed with his approach to figuring out the problem and his interaction with the rider.
                                      Originally posted by chancellor2 View Post
                                      It was that very thoroughness that got me using him. He was looking at a horse at my barn and happened to look at my horse and said "I think she's got a suspensory issue".... This horse had previously been misdiagnosed by another vet.
                                      All of these ring true for me. I can't say enough good things about him or the practice he and Amy Clark have established. Lisa is also wonderful. Dr Gaby has an excellent eye for soundness issues and I've seen and heard of him diagnosing misdiagnosed injuries before. He also was the one that was able to suss out the very abnormal SI injury my gelding had years and years ago, which had other vets stumped.

                                      Dr Gaby was also the vet that treated my horse that had the multi-pelvic fracture and rib break, which I know I have a thread about here somewhere.

                                      He also came out and physically helped me set up a medical paddock with round pen panels, when I mentioned the above horse wasn't doing well on stall rest. He didn't have to do that, and I really appreciated it -- but he and Essex Equine have always gone above and beyond like that.
                                      AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012

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