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Meet the Vet: Kelly Giunta, VMD, CVA

Dr. Kelly Giunta grew up in southern New Jersey and received her undergraduate degree from  Rutger’s University.  She earned a Master’s degree in Genetics and performed biomedical research at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia before attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she completed an internship at Southwest Equine Medical and […]

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Meet the Vet: Donovan Dagner, DVM

Dr. Donovan Dagner serves as President of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic. He grew up on a training farm in New Jersey where he gained an appreciation for horses and the people who work with them. He graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and completed an internship at Apex Veterinary […]

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Working (Barn) Cats Available for Adoption

Gina Lynch, Outreach Coordinator for the Humane Society of Fairfax County, is developing a relocation program (click here for details) for outdoor cats with farms, businesses, or private residents in Virginia. Attached is a flyer about Helping Homeless Felines (HHF). HHF is a partner organization to the Humane Society and is in desperate need of new […]

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Meet the Vet: Tracy Norman, VMD, ACVIM

Dr. Tracy Norman grew up in Pennsylvania, where she enjoyed foxhunting. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completed an internship at Blue Ridge Equine in 2003. She completed an internal medicine residency at Texas A&M University, and is board certified in large animal internal medicine (equine focus). […]

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Meet The Vet: Dr. Julia Hecking, DVM, CVA

Dr. Julia Hecking completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, then received her DVM from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, she completed an equine internship at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic before accepting a position as an associate veterinarian at BREC. She enjoys working on a variety of breeds and disciplines of all different levels. […]

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Profiling newly inducted AAEP President Dr. Reynolds Cowles

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic is proud to share Dr. Reynolds Cowles’ profile, published in this month’s Equine Veterinary Education magazine. We wish you the best as President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and know your leadership will be as valued there as it’s always been here at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic.

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FEI Updates on Prohibited Substances

The FEI Veterinary Department would like to update you with some notes on Prohibited Substances. The FEI has recently seen a substantial increase in the number of positive cases of medroxyprogesterone acetate and triamcinolone acetonide. We would like veterinarians to take the following information into consideration when treating horses and advising clients.   1.    Medroxyprogesterone […]

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Saddle Fitting

Valley Division team members Dr. Tabby Moore, Dr. Julia Hecking, Dr. Tracy Norman, and April Shultz teamed up with Robin Moore of World Equestrian Brands this week to discuss saddle fit and how it is affected by various horses’ conformations. Great to share expertise on a topic that influences your horse’s performance and comfort so significantly! […]

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Wild horse & burro update from AAEP

In the last 24 hours, you may have read about a recommendation from the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the potential sale or euthanasia of thousands of wild horses and burros. This recommendation has received national attention. While most AAEP members are not directly involved […]

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What Can We Do To Help Unwanted Horses?

That was the question the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Horse Council considered jointly. The Unwanted Horse Coalition was formed to address the this problem and invites you to become involved. As horse lovers, we share responsibility for this issue.

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