Staff

OUR VETERINARIANS

Dr. Jose R. Castro

DVM, DACVS-LA, DABVP-Equine,
CVA-Equine, Chiropractor


Dr. Castro was born in Quito, Ecuador. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Central University of Ecuador...

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Dr. Kristina Peacock

DVM


Dr. Peacock grew up just outside of Middleburg, Virginia where she began riding horses at a young age...

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Dr. Katie LoPresti

DVM


Dr. LoPresti was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Despite this “metropolitan” up bringing Dr. LoPresti displayed a love for horses at a young age...

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Dr. Mahmoud Ali

DVM


Dr. Ali is originally from Egypt. He graduated from Veterinary Medicine in 2021. He studied at Cairo University.

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VETERINARY ASSISTANTS

Melissa Walker

Veterinary Assistant


Her bubbly personality is a great addition to our team. An avid horse lover and an accomplished rider her entire life. Her knowledge and willingness to learn is second to none and her patient care skills are simply outstanding...

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Amber

Amber

Veterinary Assistant


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Emily Crane

Veterinary Assistant


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Daniella Lima

Veterinary Assistant


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FARRIERS

Rob Engelmann

Lead Farrier


Rob has worked closely with veterinarians at DCLAH for over 20 years. He works on trimming, balancing, and shoeing a wide variety of horses. He is here every Monday and Thursday.

Jimmy Petty

Farrier


Jimmy’s passion for the field of farriery began at a young age. His grandfather was a trainer and breeder and his uncle was a farrier by trade...

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FRONT DESK

Michelle Barrier

Manager


Michelle is exceptional with her organizational skills and leadership.Michelle’s duties are mainly behind the scenes keeping the office running smoothly...

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Jordyn Hill

Receptionist


Jordyn has 1 horse, 1 mammoth donkey, and a beagle named Cash. She is very passionate about agriculture and animal health. She enjoys riding her horse and working cows. She also likes to hunt and fish. She has an amazing and charismatic personality!

SUPPORT STAFF

Greg Eaton

Lead Maintenance Technician & Landscape Architect


Greg Eaton started working at DCLAH in 1999. He is in charge of all of our maintenance here at the hospital...

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Kienan


Kienan is Greg's righthand man, Kienan can be seen helping clean stalls, helping maintain the grounds, and taking care of any hospitalized horses on the weekend. Kienan is an essential member of our team and life without him here would be very difficult.

HORSES

Morante

Blood Donor


Morante is a playful young horse, who is full of energy, loves attention and enjoys trail rides.


Hispania

Blood Donor


Hispania has a lovely personality and a kind eye. Hispania just began his formal training. Soon he will join Morante in trail rides.

Val

Blood Donor


Val is our senior horse resident. She foaled Hispania in 2018. As the alpha mare, she keeps the other two in check!

Location


Our mission is to provide outstanding patient care and to create a positive and memorable customer experience.