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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 Hospital in North Carolina before joining Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in 1996. He has served on the Virginia Association of Equine Practitioners board as well as the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association board.

His current interests include dentistry and reproductive services, including embryo transfer. He provides these services as well as all routine health care to the clients of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic at their farms as well as at the clinic. His wife Anne is also a veterinarian. They live in Crozet with their daughters, Cecelia and Calla. They all enjoy hiking, camping and any excuse to go to the beach.

His favorite part of being an equine veterinarian at BREC is building relationships with our clients. He says, “It is great to visit with them on their farms and hear all about their horses and their families. After being at BREC for 20 years, I am grateful for all the wonderful connections I have been able to make.”