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Now, as ambulatory equine veterinarian, I travel from farm to farm taking care of horses. although I cover a larger geographical area fro Amherst to Roanoke, and Fincastle to Smith Mountain Lake and Franklin County, I try to schedule farms visits in the same general location in one day. This isn't always possible when an emergency call comes I and I  have to cancel appointments and go to another location to treat a critical horse. It ends up being a lot of time on the road in one day, but I usually have my dog with me which helps to pass some of the time.

A typical day consists of treating all types, ages and breeds of horses from wellness scare to sick or lame horses. I have state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiography, which allows me to view x-rays immediately, helping to make a swift diagnosis and treatment plan. I also carry with me a digital ultrasound, an endoscope, ophthalmoscope and other equipment, My truck is packed with all types of medications. I specialize in lameness diagnostics and treatments, pre-purchase exams and ophthalmology, but treat all horses from young to geriatrics and sick horses.

     I am the resident veterinarian at the famed

           "Rose Hill Farm" in Bedford, Va.,( where I get to work & collaborate with and known as one of the best horsemen on the east coast Mr. Hunter L. King, with more then 50 years experience in the equine business.

Every day I am on the road to someone's farm is a good day. No matter if I am going for a routine visit or anticipating a serious or complicated case, it is a rewarding day because I get to help horses.

although I am at a farm to treat a horse, I also enjoy the owners and trainers I meet. I enjoy nice people and I am lucky to have many nice, caring and contentious clients that want to do the best for their horses.

I consider myself a fortunate person. I not only have a profession that I love. I also own a very nice show horse that I compete. Most Saturdays you'll find me at a horse show ring riding my horse. Right now we are successfully showing in the 3' Amateur Hunter division​. Being an ambulatory equine veterinarian means working lots long days, but it is a unique and rewarding job the suits me well. I can't imagine any better profession.