Hagyard Named Official Veterinary Partner of HITS Thermal

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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, one of the world’s premier veterinary institutions, has once again been named the official veterinary partner for the Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) series in Thermal California, which runs from January 13-March 15, 2015.

A Hagyard Sport Horse team headed by board certified surgeon and performance horse specialist Dr. Liz Barrett, DVM, MS, DACVS, will be available for both routine and emergency veterinary care from January 10-March 16.

Specializing in lameness evaluation and treatment, Barrett can also perform pre-purchase examinations, ultrasounds, shockwave therapy, digital radiographs, mesotherapy, Canadian and domestic health certificates as well as providing routine medical care and vaccinations.

Originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada and a graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College, Barrett completed a surgical internship at Hagyard and later completed her Masters of Science degree during her surgical residency at Auburn University. Barrett holds certification through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a permitted FEI-treating veterinarian.

“The Hagyard Sport Horse Program is proud to provide the quality of veterinary expertise that Dr. Barrett brings as part of our service,” said Dr. Stuart Brown, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. “She is an outstanding practitioner to address the comprehensive needs of our sport horse clients in Thermal.”

Barrett and her team will be based out of Hagyard’s exclusive clinic facility on the show grounds at Thermal. The facility can accommodate 24 hour hospitalization and observation and is capable of fulfilling pharmaceutical dispensary needs through Barrett and her team.

Founded in 1876, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is one of the premier equine veterinary facilities in the world. Based in Lexington, Kentucky Hagyard has more than 50 veterinarians and a well-educated and experienced staff of support personnel. Their facility boasts superior ambulatory services, the world-renowned Davidson Surgery Center, McGee Medicine and Fertility Centers, Hagyard Laboratory, Podiatry Center, Sport Horse division, hyperbaric medicine facilities, MRI and equine rescue services.