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AAEP’s 10 Tips for Caring for the Older Horse

10 Tips for Caring for the Older Horse   Advances in nutrition, management and health care are helping, horses are living longer, more useful lives. It’s not uncommon to find horses and ponies living well into their 20s and 30s. While genetics play a role in determining life span, you too, can have an impact. […]

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Blue Ridge Equine Clinic Open House

Please join us on December 13th from 9am-5pm at our main office in Earlysville, VA for an open house to benefit Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy (CART). You will have the option to bid on a lovely horse shoe tree made local Journeyman Farrier, John Kern. The BREC team will be providing food/refreshments. We look forward […]

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The Latest on Lyme

There’s no question that Lyme disease, the clinical manifestation of infection with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, is a topic of great concern to many in the mid-Atlantic region. Folks have good reason to worry about Lyme, as the infection is spreading with the deer ticks that transmit it, and this year is supposed to be a […]

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Five Steps to Prevent Tendon Injuries in your Horse

Tendon injuries can mean lengthy time off, stall rest, etc. for your horse, so all of us want to do everything possible to prevent them from occurring. Here are five steps on how to prevent them: 1. Buy a horse with the best conformation possible. We all realize that there is no perfectly conformed horse and there […]

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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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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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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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