Archive | Doctors & Staff

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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Malorie Kemmerer, LVT of the Year, as Described by her Colleagues

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic is very pleased to announce that our LVT, Malorie Kemmerer, was awarded the Virginia Technician of the Year award. Throughout her years of working at the hospital, she has become an example to all those who work alongside her. From her wealth of knowledge to her fiercely positive attitude and love […]

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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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Blue Ridge Equine Clinic Donates to Employees’ Favorite Charities

Blue Ridge Equine Clinic is pleased to support many equine related organizations and events each year. This year, partners Dr. Donovan Dagner and Dr. Steve Trostle also invited all BREC team members to pick their favorite charities to receive donations in their names. The result was BREC donating to the following 18 charities on behalf of BREC team members. All […]

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Putting You & Your Horse First – Every Time

The doctors and staff spent last Thursday afternoon discussing ways to make every one of our clients’ equine care experiences excellent, every time without exception. We intend that each of our patients, from geriatric pasture pets to horses competing on a national level, will get the best, most cutting edge care available anywhere. When you […]

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Dr. Tracy Norman attends advanced cardiology course

Dr. Tracy Norman attended an advanced equine cardiology course in Las Vegas offered by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine that was only open to internal medicine and veterinary cardiology specialists. New research regarding the importance of heart rhythm disturbances  on performance and safety was presented, as well as advanced techniques in echocardiography (heart ultrasound) […]

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Dr. Tracy Norman Available for Appointments at the Clinic

Dr. Tracy Norman, VMD, ACVIM will be available for appointments at the clinic and for farm calls in the Charlottesville area beginning September 30. Dr. Norman will continue to be based in our Valley Division, but will be working at our clinic in Earlysville on Wednesdays and on an as needed basis to serve our clients in […]

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