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Two Surgeons Now Certified in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Sarah le Jeune and Jorge Nieto are now board-certified specialists in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

July 3, 2013 - The Equine Surgery Service at the University of California, Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) now has two board-certified specialists in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Drs. Sarah le Jeune and Jorge Nieto, both members of the equine surgery faculty at UC Davis, are now board-certified specialists in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR).

Sarah le Jeune, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR, CVA, CertVetChiro, is originally from Belgium and received her veterinary degree from the University of Liege (Belgium) in 1999. After completing a residency in equine surgery at the VMTH, Dr. le Jeune has been a member of the UC Davis faculty since 2003. She is also board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, as well as being certified in veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic.

Jorge Nieto, MVZ, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR, is originally from Mexico and received his veterinary degree from National University of Mexico in 1981. After completing a residency in equine surgery at the VMTH in 1994, Dr. Nieto held several clinical and instructional positions at UC Davis. He then earned a PhD in comparative pathology, and became a faculty member in 2004. He is currently the chief of the Equine Surgery Service at UC Davis, and is also board certified in the ACVS.

“We are proud of the continued accomplishments of Drs. le Jeune and Nieto,” states Dr. David Wilson, director of the VMTH. “They are both very talented and have established themselves at the forefront of equine sports medicine and surgery. Their newest board certifications are a testament to the dedication of the UC Davis faculty to advancing veterinary medicine and providing the highest possible standard of care to equine athletes.”

The ACVSMR was approved as a new College by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2010. The College serves the international veterinary community, with current diplomates from across Europe and North America. It was developed to meet the unique needs of athletic and working animals, and all animals in need of rehabilitation. The ACVSMR establishes and maintains credentialing and certification standards for veterinarians who have a special interest and expertise in sports medicine and rehabilitation.