Gary Lavin, DVM

Gary Lavin, DVM, is a private Throughbred practitioner and breeder based in Kentucky who now is retired from a racetrack practice. He is a former president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association.

Articles by Gary Lavin

Pre-Sale Questions

A pre-sale veterinary examination for a horse of any age in any discipline should address two questions. Can this particular individual, in the opinion of the examiner, be expected--barring illness or injury--to reach competition in a timely Read More

Training Young Horses

Dr. E.E. Watson was a veterinarian of some repute for many years in the Midwest during the middle decades of the 20th Century. He not only treated racehorses, but he bred them, owned them, and trained them. One year in the late 1950s, he had a Read More