Their main goal is to provide the highest quality veterinary medicine along with excellent client service to horse owners. This means that they not only diagnose and treat the horse’s problems, but that they address all of the owner’s concerns and explain any questions to their satisfaction. Arizona Equine is permanently staffed with five veterinary specialists and four intern veterinarians. Dr. Gayle Leith has worked at the clinic since 1988 and specializes in reproduction and preventative health. She is board certified by the American board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Scott Taylor has worked here since 1993, specializes in surgery and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Tresha Robinson joined us in the spring of 2000 and concentrates her efforts in dentistry reproduction, preventative health care, and is now certified in Equine Acupuncture. Dr. Rick Howard joined Arizona Equine in June of 2005. His major interests are orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness. In this day and age of technology, advanced equipment is a necessity. Their ability to accurately diagnose and treat patients is magnified many-fold by judicial use of appropriate equipment. Like any large hospital, the support staff is indispensable to obtaining the mission of Arizona Equine. Their exceptional staff members help with the day-to-day chores involved in running the hospital. Without them, the clinic could not function properly. Arizona Equine started in 1984 with construction of the main hospital. In 1991 a larger barn was added to provide more inside stalls and room for the nuclear scintigraphy facility. In 1996 outside pens were added to give them a place to house horses that did not require intensive care. In 1999, they added another treatment room, more doctor’s offices, and more storage room. The physical facility has proven to be very functional and is a great asset in helping Arizona Equine provide exceptional veterinary care. In 2005, they added a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) room. MRI is superior to all other modalities in the diagnoses of soft tissue and bony issues in the limb. Arizona Equine Medical & Surgical Centre offers a range of equine diagnostic and treatment services at this facility in Gilbert, Arizona. As the largest centre of its kind in the desert southwest region we offer ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, MRI, endoscopy and computed and digital radiology. The surgical facilities are equally extensive and include arthroscopy, colic surgery, laser surgery, laparoscopy and many types of soft tissue surgery.