Peter C. Bousum

V.M.D., NRC Radiation Safety Officer

Dr. Peter Bousum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is a founding partner and President of the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center. He has traveled extensively with the United States and Canadian Equestrian Teams, and has lectured on lameness and pre-purchase exam techniques both locally and nationally. Dr. Bousum specializes in lameness exams, nuclear scintigraphy and pre-purchase exams at MAEMC.


Rodney L. Belgrave
D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate ACVIM
Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Rodney Belgrave has been the Staff Internist and director of the Internal Medicine Department at the Mid Atlantic Equine Medical Center since 2003. Upon graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College of Prince Edward Island in 1997, Dr. Belgrave completed an Equine Internship at the Mid Atlantic Equine Medical Center.  Following his internship, he completed a three-year residency and masters degree in Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University.  Following his residency Dr. Belgrave served time on the Staff of the University of Florida’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital as a clinical lecturer. The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine awarded Dr. Belgrave Diplomate status in 2001.  He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has presented at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s annual conference and many other continuing education seminars. In 2009 he presented his findings on cases on Equine Multinodular Pulmonary Fibrosis at the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s (AAEP) annual conference in Las Vegas. Dr. Belgrave has served on the educational program committee of the AAEP, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the North East Association of Equine Practitioners (NEAEP). His specialty interests include respiratory and neurological disorders, neonatology, and gastroenterology.


Janik Gasiorowski
V.M.D., Diplomate ACVS
Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Gasiorowski graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  Following graduation he completed an internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, followed by a 3 year surgical residency at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.  Dr. Gasiorowski was hired into the New Bolton Center section of surgery where he has been on staff since 2011.  During his tenure there he received teaching awards and the prestigious Charles W. Raker surgery award.  He was awarded diplomat status by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 2012.

Dr. Gasiorowski's clinical interests include lameness diagnosis, nuclear scintigraphy, orthopedic and upper respiratory surgery.  More recently, he has been focusing on the development of surgical techniques in the standing (not anesthetized) horse.  His research interests include regenerative medicine (stem cell therapy) and orthopedics and he has presented on thermogenesis during drilling in equine bone and computed tomography (CT scan) assisted fracture fixation at the ACVS annual symposium.  He is published in peer-reviewed journals and has written book chapters on a variety of topics.  On a more personal note, he has a growing interest in the transitioning of thoroughbred racehorses to second careers.

Dr. Janik Gasiorowski paired academics with athletics throughout his undergraduate education.  He began as a biology major and member of the crew team at Duke University.  In 2000 he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley to pursue Division I rowing and was a recipient of the PAC-10 Division I Athletes All-Academic scholarship.  These days he still enjoys rowing, skiing, and the outdoors and spends all of his free time with his wife Brooke and son Calvin.


Florent David
DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS, ECVDI Assoc., Dipl. ACVSMR
Board Certified Specialist in Equine Surgery
Board Certified Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Member of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. Florent David was born in Dijon, France. From an early age, he was immersed in his family’s Sport Horse breeding and veterinary operations. Dr. David competed on the pony and the horse show jumping circuit at national and international level, where he won numerous classes including the 1994 French national show jumping championship. This prior experience in show jumping has allowed Dr. David to develop close relationships with both the Canadian and Irish Veterinary Teams, which has given him the opportunity to work many international horse shows, including several Nations Cups.
Dr. David graduated from the National Veterinary School of Lyon, France in 2001. Dr. David completed a rotating Equine Internship at the University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada. Following his internship, Dr. David accomplished a 4-year residency and masters degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal. His clinical research was mainly focused on the development of new ultrasound-guided injection techniques to access deep musculoskeletal anatomic structures (navicular bursa, coxofemoral joint, sacroiliac region, thoracolumbar facet joints, shoulder region).
Following his residency, Dr. David served time on the Equine Surgery Staff of the University of Montreal. The American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons awarded Dr. David Diplomate status in 2007. Florent then moved to Europe and became Senior Clinician at the University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital, Ireland where he has been dealing with Sport Horses and Thoroughbred racehorses for the last 7 years. Dr. David’s expertise in Equine Diagnostic Imaging and Sports Medicine was also recently recognized. He was awarded an Associate member status by the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (2011) and a Diplomate status by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (2012).
Dr. David has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. He has given over 100 oral presentations and continuing education seminars at national and international level, including annual meetings of the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons, American Association of Equine Practitioners, British Equine Veterinary Association, and World Equine Airway Symposium among others. Dr. David has recently presented his clinical research findings on:

· The benefits of intraoperative ultrasonography on surgical outcome
· Value of short-term immobilization periods on tendon healing
· Indications and results obtained with ultrasound-guided injection techniques
· Advantages associated with suprapatellar pouch arthroscopy
· New thoracoscopically-assisted lung biopsy techniques and complications.
Dr. David’s special clinical interests include lameness investigation, poor performance evaluation, regenerative therapy, diagnostic and interventional ultrasonography, arthroscopy, tenoscopy and bursoscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, upper and lower airway surgery, neonatal and reproductive surgery, and emergency surgery (colic, traumatology and guttural pouch surgery).


Patricia S. Doyle
D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate ACVS
Board Certified Surgeon

After graduating cum laude from the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990, Dr. Doyle served as an Equine Intern at the University of Missouri, and completed a three year surgical residency at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.  She remained at the Center in the position of Clinical instructor, teaching courses in nuclear imaging and surgery, as well as directing the nuclear scintigraphy department.  In 1998 Dr. Doyle completed her MS in Equine Surgery, and in 2001 she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Dr. Doyle has been published in current surgery textbooks and veterinary journals on Chemotherapeutics for skin tumors and diagnostic results of arthroscopic surgery on osteochondral lesions in the shoulder joint of horses.


Dean P. Neely
V.M.D., Ph.D., Diplomate ACT
Board Certified Reproduction Specialist

Dr. Dean Neely directs the Reproductive Unit at Mid-Atlantic Equine, and is one of the founding partners of the clinic. Upon graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969, Dr. Neely completed an internship, residency and Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology with an emphasis on Equine Reproduction at the University of California. Dr. Neely is boarded in Theriogenology and has served on the faculties of numerous universities. Dr. Neely makes numerous presentations during the year to students and professional associations, and has made major academic contributions such as defining the Prostaglandin release patterns of the mare and pioneering equine embryo transfer.


Jennifer R. Feiner

Dr. Jennifer R. Feiner is a 2006 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Feiner comes to us from Lexington, Kentucky where she was a member of the Hagyard Equine Medical group from 2006 through 2013.  Her primary focus is equine sports medicine.  During her time at Hagyard, Dr. Feiner has also garnered extensive experience in Thoroughbred reproductive management, field medicine and sales of Thoroughbred yearlings and two year olds in training.  She has also served as the in flight veterinarian for horses traveling overseas.
Dr. Feiner served as the Head of Quarantine, and as a USEF/FEI Veterinary Apprentice for Eventing at the 2007 Beijing Welcome Games Test Event and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.  She was actively involved with the Area II and Area VIII Eventing Teams during the 2009 FEI Adequan North American Junior and Young Rider Championships.

In 2010, Dr. Feiner, along with the USDA and the Office of the State Veterinarian, headed up the Quarantine as well as the Quarantine Facility located at the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Airport for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
In 2008, she completed a two-year course of study, under the guidance of Dr. Stuart Brown, investigating the use of Anabolic Steroids at Keeneland Sales Grounds.

Dr. Feiner enjoys taking part in the entire equine life process, from oocyte to athlete.  The challenge of breaking young Thoroughbreds and taking them to the track, or taking racehorses that have been retired and giving them a new career as Three-Day event horses is a passion of hers.  In her free time, she actively competes her horses through Intermediate level, runs marathons, and is very involved in the local Pony Clubs.


Gemma Garlick

Dr. Gemma Garlick was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and moved to Long Island, NY at the age of 8.  She began riding at age 5, and always planned to persue a career working with horses.  She attended Cook College at Rutgers University for an undergraduate degree in Animal Science, and a minor in Equine Science.  She then went to veterinary school at the Tufts University, in Massachusetts.  Dr. Garlick plans on practicing equine ambulatory general practice.  Her professional interests include medicine, nutrition, podiatry, and lameness.


Jessica Partlow

Dr. Jessica Partlow grew up in the state of Michigan and attended Michigan State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees.  She grew up showing Arabian horses at national competitions, and was a member of the MSU Women's Polo Team.  Dr. Partlow has particular interests in equine surgery and performance medicine, and enjoys emergency work.  In her free time she enjoys playing polo and running with her dog.


Kathryn Livesey


Dr. Kathryn Livesey grew up in Ontario and lived in England for three years before moving to Wisconsin in 2011. She attended the University of Wisconsin for both undergraduate and veterinary school. She was active in Pony Club and was a member of the University of Wisconsin Equestrian Team. Dr. Livesey is particularly interested in lameness, surgery and dentistry. In her free time she enjoys traveling to new places, running, and spending time with friends and family.


Tasha Likavec


Dr. Tasha Likavec grew up in Northern Michigan and attended Michigan State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. She grew up riding horses in 4-H and on equestrian teams. Dr. Likavec is particularly interested in equine medicine topics such as respiratory issues, gastrointestinal diseases and metabolic disorders. Other than spending time with horses, Dr. Likavec enjoys playing soccer, reading and playing music in her spare time.


Nicole Finazzo


Dr. Nicole Finazzo was born and raised on Long Island, NY. Growing up she rode and competed in hunter/jumper shows. She graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a bachelor degree in both Animal Science and Natural Resources, and then in 2014 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout her time at Cornell she maintained an active role in the school's varsity IHSA Equestrian Team. Dr. Finazzo is interested in sports medicine rehabilitation, with the incorporation of regenerative and alternative medicin therapies. She received her certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2014 from Colorado State University. She intends to pursue equine ambulatory practice after the completion of her internship.


Libby Reidy


Dr. Libby Reidy grew up in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. She attended Bethany College for an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Women's Studies. She graduated from Auburn University College Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. Dr. Reidy grew up competing in eventing, dressage and achieved her "H/H-A" national rating in Pony Club. Dr. Reidy plans on practicing equine ambulatory general practice with special interests in reproduction, lameness, and critical care/emergencies.