Meet Dr. Mitch
Dr. Mitch takes a whole horse approach when tackling lameness issues or when enhancing overall performance by utilizing a wide array of both traditional and non-traditional treatment modalities.
After serving 8 years in the US Marine Corps, Dr. Mitch graduated from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He then completed an internship at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL followed by serving as an associate at Larry Caudill & Associates in Lexington, Kentucky for several years. There he gained valuable insight into lameness issues in thoroughbred racehorses.
When he relocated to South Carolina in 2003, Dr. Mitch expanded on that knowledge and founded Equine Sports Medicine & Chiropractic Care to better characterize the primary focus of the practice: Providing treatment and preventative care for equine athletes.
Dr. Mitch takes an integrative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of horses under his care. He is not only certified in Animal Chiropractic, attending one of the only three accredited schools in the US, but is also certified in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, attending advanced courses at the Chi Institute as well as Colorado State University.
Dr. Mitch strongly believes in continuing education, and is dedicated to staying current in the newest technologies and latest developments in the fields of sports medicine and chiropractic care. Going far above the required hours necessary to maintain the veterinary licenses he holds in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, Dr. Mitch attends meetings and conferences specifically focused on sport and performance horse medicine on nearly a monthly basis. When not pursuing continuing education for his own practice, Dr. Mitch gives his own lectures; routinely speaking at conferences around the world about the fields of functional anatomy, locomotion, biomechanics, and veterinary spinal manipulation.
Over the years, Dr. Mitch has been asked to serve the equine community as an expert witness in civil litigation matters involving the standards of care in equine sports medicine.
In 2017, Dr. Mitch began proudly serving on the SC State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
- The International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology
- American Veterinary Medicine Association
- American Association of Equine Practitioners
- College of Animal Chiropractors