The sports medicine department is led by Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care's Dr. Tim Lynch, a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Tim Lynch is assisted by surgical residents and interns, as well as dedicated sports medicine technicians and support staff.
The sports medicine department consists of a 12-stall barn, a nuclear scintigraphy room, a large climate-controlled treatment room and an area for lameness exams that allows for evaluation on hard and soft ground, as well as under-saddle assessments. Evaluations are tailored to the individual horse and to specific performance concerns within the horse's sport. Performance-limiting problems encountered include orthopedic and soft tissue injuries, subtle lameness, upper and lower airway disease, muscle abnormalities and cardiac disorders. Collaboration between our Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Ambulatory Departments can lead to successful resolution of challenging performance issues.