Richard Markell, DVM

Richard Markell, DVM, of Encinitas, Calif., has been the official vet at four World Cup show jumping and dressage finals, treating vet at two Olympic Games trials, and has a client list of many celebrity and Olympic horses worldwide. His practice, Ranch and Coast Equine, is limited to sport horses. He and his wife, Kristin, have a son, Henry, and the Markell menagerie includes two horses, a Miniature Donkey, two dogs, a guinea pig, and a gecko.

Articles by Richard Markell

Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain? Read More

Nonsurgical Joint Therapies

One veterinarian discusses the current knowledge and uses of nonsurgical joint problem treatment options including cortison injections, stem cells, interleukin receptor antagonist (IRAP), and platelet-rich plasma. Read More