Lameness and Sports Medicine

Dr. Reynolds Cowles

Reynolds CowlesDVM, founder of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, is a 1967 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been in Albemarle County since graduation. He is involved in the day to day activities of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic.  The bulk of his practice concerns lameness in performance and racing horses. His hobbies include foxhunting, bird shooting and fly-fishing.

Reynolds has been deeply involved with the Virginia horse industry for 25 years and has served in many capacities. He is Vice President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP),a past board member of the AAEP and served as Treasurer from 2005-2008. He has also served on the Advisory Board of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Advisory Committee for the Marion Dupont Scott Equine Center. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (which awarded him the Distinguished Veterinarian Award in 2009), the Virginia Association of Equine Practitioners, and is a past president of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association. He currently serves as president of the Farmington Hunt Club. Reynolds, his wife Evelyn, and a host of horses and dogs live in Albemarle County at Yadkin Farm.

Ultrasound and Internal Medicine

Tracy Norman VMD, DACVIM, CVA: Dr. Norman’s history with Blue Ridge Equine Clinic goes back to her 3rd year of veterinary school when she visited as an extern student. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, she returned to complete an internship at BREC in 2003. She completed an internal medicine residency at Texas A&M and is board certified in Large Animal Internal Medicine. During her residency, she also received advanced training in diagnostic ultrasound. She served on the faculty of Texas A&M in Equine Internal Medicine and Large Animal Ultrasound for 6 years. While at Texas A&M, she served on the University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, was service chief for the Internal Medicine and Ultrasound service, and authored a number of scientific papers on various internal medicine and ultrasound topics. Dr. Norman has served Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in both primary care and referral capacities in both the Valley and Foothills Divisions. She is very pleased to currently be offering internal medicine consulting and ultrasound services both on-farm and at the Clinic.

 

Ophthalmology

Catherine Nunnery DVM, DACVO  is the owner of Equine Veterinary Vision and is available as a consulting ophthalmologist for BREC and other practices in Maryland and Virginia. She is board certified in veterinary ophthalmology. Dr. Nunnery has the capability to provide specialized equipment and expertise to diagnose and treat more complicated and involved diseases of the eye.  She is available by appointment only,  and she should be contacted directly to schedule an appointment/consultation at BREC.

 

 

 

Michael J. Blair, DVM, MS, Rph, DACVO    Blue Ridge Equine Clinic works closely with Dr. Blair of Animal Eye Care of Richmond.  He is a board-certified specialist in veterinary ophthalmology.  DR Blair has the training to provide additional expertise and special equipment sometimes needed to diagnose and treat more complicated eye cases.  He is typically in the Charlottesville area every other Wednesday and available in the afternoons at Earlysville Clinic.  Appointments should be scheduled through Dr. Blair’s office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dentistry

Jack Easley DVM, MS, DABVP, DAVDC is the founder of Easley Equine Dentistry.  He is double boarded in Equine Practice and one of the few ( ie boarded veterinary specialist) in Equine Dentistry. He provides remote additional support and expertise for more complicated problems of the mouth and teeth via telemedicine interpretation of clinical signs, x-rays, and intra-oral pictures.  He has traveled to VA for the occasional direct case involvement as well as we have referred him cases to be managed at his home clinic outside of Lexington, Kentucky

 

 

 

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

Myra Barrett DVM, MS DACVR, and Kurt Sellberg DVM, MS, DACVR are both boarded radiologists and the owners of Inside Information Radiology. Inside Information Radiology provides diagnostic imaging telemedicine support (remote reading or interpretation) of various diagnostic imaging modalities for all types, including but not limited to MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, radiology, and ultrasound.  Both Drs. Selberg and Barrett have a vested interest in the horse and have published numerous publications regarding the horse and imaging