In 1973 I received a Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University. I then obtained my veterinary degree there and remained an additional year to do a large animal internship. Following this internship I came to California to do a 2 year equine surgery residency at UC Davis. Upon completion of the residency I came back east to work as a surgeon and clinician at Rochester Equine Clinic in Rochester, NH. After 3 years there I left to start my own ambulatory equine practice in Burlington, Vermont (Burlington Equine). My family (wife Elaine and kids Pavel and Liana) and I then remained in Vermont for the next 25 years doing strictly equine ambulatory practice. I was also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Vermont for almost 20 years, teaching classes in horse health and disease as well as general animal health. In 2012 my daughter, who lives in Santa Barbara, had a baby boy (Woods) which precipitated our moving out here to be close to them. I was very fortunate to secure an associate position with Dr. Kuesis at Mission Equine. Since moving here I have become certified in equine acupuncture which has enabled us to expand our diagnostic and treatment options for a wide variety of conditions.
My practice interests include acupuncture, client education and routine equine wellness and emergency care. Coming here has been a wonderful experience for my family and I and I hope that my long and broad practice experience has been a positive addition to Mission Equine Associates.