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About Us

Our Vision

To be the premier equine specialty hospital in Central Florida by providing unparalleled patient care and sophisticated service.

Our Mission

Our reputation stems from unwavering commitment to excellence, both in the care of horses and in our relationship with clients and community.

Our Team

Veterinarians

Support Staff

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    Randy Wardlow

    Financial Manager

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    Julie Worsham

    Business Operations/ Human Resources Manager

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    Paula Lewis

    Office Manager, Admin Asst. to Drs. Miller, Benker, Phillips and Gohman

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    Shanna Tipton Smyth

    Hospital Operations/ Facility Manager

  • Jennifer Rappa

    Administrative Assistant to Drs. Worden, Hall and Welch

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    Roxanne Gallagher

    Admin Asst. to Drs. Adams and Tull

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    Lori Lee

    Receptionist

Lab and Pharmacy

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    Cindy Ellis

    Senior Lab Technician

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    Virginia Hill

    Lab Technician

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    Jocelyn James

    Lab Technician

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    Parker Foster

    Lab Technician

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    Pam Farmer

    Pharmacy Technician

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Cindy Ellis

Senior Lab Technician

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Virginia Hill

Lab Technician

Equine Medical Center of Ocala

Jocelyn James

Lab Technician

EMCO

Parker Foster

Lab Technician

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Pam Farmer

Pharmacy Technician

Imaging Team

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    Rodney Legg

    Radiography, Regenerative Laser, and Shockwave Technician

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    James Hatcher

    Ambulatory Assistant for Rodney Legg

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    Amy Stuverude, LVT

    Nurse Supervisor, MRI/ Bonescan/ Anesthesia Technician

Nurses and Assistants

  • Nina Ubide

    Senior Surgery Nurse

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    Kaitlyn Watson

    Hospital Nurse

  • Savannah Shipes

    Hospital Nurse

  • Karen Brennan

    Hospital Nurse

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    Katie McHutchinson

    Hospital Nurse

  • Kaitlyn Honsted

    Hospital Nurse

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    Nicole Klacko

    Hospital Nurse

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    Payton Rethmel

    Hospital Nurse

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    Craig Tinkham

    Veterinary Assistant to Dr. Aric Adams

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    Kathryn Stanley

    Veterinary Assistant to Dr. Fred Benker

  • Jennifer Gallas

    Veterinary Assistant to Dr. Patrick Worden

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    Gwen Crosby

    Veterinary Assistant to Dr. Justin Phillips

Facility Maintenance

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    Mildred Ortiz

    Facility Housekeeping

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    Tino Dominguez

    Barns and Grounds Maintenance

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    Lorraine Laskey

    Facility Housekeeping

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    Joshua Pritchard

    Barns and Grounds Maintenance

Our Core Values

  • Service is the cornerstone of EMCO. We strive to exceed the expectations of our clients as we care for their horses. The energy expended towards going the extra mile will define our commitment to our clients and their goals.
  • We have the utmost respect for our clients, their horses, and our coworkers as if they are members of our family. We form lasting partnerships and friendships with those we serve.
  • Exceptional communication is the centerpiece of all positive outcomes. Effective communication among team members and education of our clients will enhance patient well-being and client service.
  • At EMCO, our standards of excellence will define the quality of personalized care we provide for horses and our relationships with clients and the community.
  • We will gain our clients’ trust and confidence because honesty and integrity guides all our actions. Our clients will know our caring commitment to the health of horses.
  • We will strive to continuously improve patient care and our clients’ successes by investing in state- of-the-art technology that leads to accurate diagnosis and successful treatment.

History

The combined efforts of Drs. John Peloso, Corey Miller and Patrick Worden have rapidly grown the practice over the last decade. The central theme behind the expansion of their hospital, since opening in 2003, is addressing the specialized needs of the equine patient. Florida’s 3 billion dollar equine industry varies from pleasure horses, intensively trained show horses and impeccable breeding operations to some of the fastest race horses in the country. With that in mind, the hospital has been staffed with veterinarians capable of providing care to each of the equine disciplines.

Within the practice, specific equine responsibilities are directed to veterinarians specializing in that particular problem area. We believe that this personalized care has played a major role in our rapid and early success with clients in Marion County and surrounding areas.

Equine Medical Center of Ocala offers a premier equine hospital facility and the best team of boarded internists and boarded surgeons in the Southeast United States. EMCO can handle all of your horse healthcare needs and provide you with the best service in the industry. We provide direct service as well as referral service, and we pride ourselves on our relationship with our referring veterinarians.

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