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providertemplate Merritt & Associates Equine HospitalMerritt & Associates Equine Hospital

Location:  Wauconda, Illinois

Merritt & Associates Equine Hospital  offers externships for equine study/science students. They are strictly equine. They care for horses of many breeds and talents, such as: sport/performance, hunter/jumper, western, dressage, eventing, and race (standard bred and thoroughbred). Merritt & Associates is quickly becoming a leading referral hospital in the area providing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for veterinarians, trainers and owners. Their facilities include: Nuclear scintigraphy, surgical suite, high frequency shockwave therapy, digitally enhanced ultrasound, computerized radiography, video endoscopy and pharmacy/lab on premises. We also offer ambulatory services, 24-hr. emergency services, dentistry, reproductive services and acupuncture.

Dr. Keith Merritt received his veterinary degree from Mississippi State University in 1985. He then completed an internship, where he gained experience in equine lameness and respiratory problems. Dr. Merritt strives to be on the leading edge of developing new diagnostic techniques and treatment regimens for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. He accomplishes this by participating in clinical trials, short courses and by trying new technology and protocols. In 1998 Dr. Merritt received the Alumni of the Year award from his alma mater for his dedication to excellence in his field. Dr. Merritt currently serves as an "On Call" commentator for the AAEP. He believes preventative medicine is the best way to keep horses sound and helps trainers and owners from all disciplines, design health maintenance programs to keep their horses on the road to success.

Dr. Chris Downs is MAEH's on staff surgeon. He completed an equine surgery residence program at Auburn University in 2009. His areas of interest are sports medicine and all manner of surgical conditions in the horse including emergency and elective surgery. 

Dr. Dana Mash joined MAEH as an Intern during the summer of 2006 and remained as an Associate. Dr. Marsh is a certified acupuncturist. 

Housing for Interns and Externs is available.

Merritt & Associates Equine Hospital
26996 N. Darrell Road
Wauconda, IL.  60084

Contact:  Liz Lorang
Phone:  847-526-9550
Fax:  847-526-9552

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