A Full Service Medical, Surgical and Equine Reproduction Center
We understand the special role your horse plays in your daily life and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your horse's health. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine with compassion, commitment and an emphasis on client education.
Davie Co. Large Animal Hospital in Mocksville, NC is a full service equine hospital. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care of your horse. We also offer advanced specialized treatments for the performance and sport horse.
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Davie County Large Animal Hospital welcomes Dr. José R. Castro, specializing in equine surgery, sports medicine and acupuncture.
Dr. Castro was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Central University of Ecuador before moving to the United States in 2001. He completed a Large Animal Internship at the University of Tennessee and went on to complete an Equine Surgery Residency through UT and Woodford Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He is Board Certified in Equine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and in Large Animal Surgery (Equine Emphasis) by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and a Tui-Na (Equine Massage) Practitioner by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Florida. Recently he became a Certified Lameness Locator Practitioner, one of few in the United States; and is currently studying Chinese Herbal Medicine.
He is an avid traveler and has presented at conferences in the United States, Ecuador, Panama, Spain and China. His professional interests include surgery, sports medicine, regenerative medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. When he has time away from work, he enjoys endurance riding and dressage.
Before joining us at DCLAH, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center.