Dr. Holly Schmitt
Dr. Holly Schmitt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and decided at approximately age 5 that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Holly attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio and received a BS in Biology while running varsity track and cross country.
After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, Holly completed an ambulatory internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky and was asked to stay at Hagyard to work in the Sport Horse department. In her first year as an associate, she attended the Chi Institute and became certified in veterinary acupuncture.
While with Hagyard, Holly worked in Thermal, California, Traverse City, Michigan, and Lexington, Kentucky as the official horse show veterinarian for five years. She enjoyed the challenge of diagnosing lamenesses, and utilized acupuncture along with cutting edge therapies available to help keep her high performance athletes in the ring.
In December 2010, Holly began working for Farmvet.com, a company that sells veterinary pharmaceuticals and equine supplies, where she aided in prescription procurement, advised clients on utilization of therapy equipment and appropriate supplement administration, and continued her work as an acupuncturist.
Holly decided to begin practicing on her own in the spring of 2012, focusing on acupuncture in performance horses. Holly is the consulting veterinarian for the ZetrOZ company, manufacturer of the UltrOZ, low intensity ultrasound therapy device, to aid in education of veterinarians, therapists, and trainers in the benefits of LITUS. While she has enjoyed working for herself, she is very excited to be reuniting Dr. Woodruff in this two-doctor practice.
Outside of work, Holly enjoys volunteering her time on the Board of Trustees of both PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International and the Lexington Humane Society, competing her horse in the jumpers, running, doing yoga, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Heather Woodruff
Dr. Heather Woodruff grew up in a small town in Central Vermont. She graduated from University of New Hampshire in 2002 with a B.S. of Zoology. She then moved to south Florida where she worked at an Equine Hospital in Wellington for 3 seasons as a technician. She was accepted to the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2009 with her DVM.
She then completed a 15 month Sport Horse internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. The internship focused on lameness diagnosis and treatment. She was then hired as an Associate in the Sport Horse DepartmentShe completed her certification of Equine Acupuncture in 2011. She left Hagyard in 2013 and is very excited to be reunited with Dr. Schmitt this spring.
Some career highlights have included working at the 2010 WEG in Lexington, Kentucky, and volunteering at Rolex each year. She enjoys traveling with her fiancé and spending time with family and friends.
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