Equine Veterinary Care at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Veterinary specialists from around the globe are prepared to care for the world's top equine athletes in Rio.

Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Veterinary Team

Dr. Thomas Wolff, president of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Veterinary Commission, leads a 130-strong world-class team of veterinary experts, including leading surgeon Dr. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

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Rio Veterinary Commission President Dr. Thomas Wolff

Dr. Thomas Wolff, president of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Veterinary Commission, has been the Brazilian Equestrian Federation's head veterinarian for the last 15 years.

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Equine Surgery

Equine surgeon Dr. Carlos Eduardo Veiga tours a surgery suite at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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Veterinary Services at Rio Olympic Games

Located at the Deodoro stables, the nearly 11,000-square-foot horse clinic features everything needed to keep more than 200 horses from 43 countries fit and healthy throughout the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Veterinary Team at Rio

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Clinical Pathology Laboratory

Aline Baumann da Rocha Gizzi is responsible for the clinical pathology laboratory at the games.

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Veterinary Technicians

Ana Paula Marinho, an equine reproduction specialist by day, is serving as a veterinary technician for the Rio Olympic Games.

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Orthopedic Specialist

Dr. Erik Bergman of The Netherlands specializes in equine orthopedics and is part of the Rio Olympic Games veterinary team.

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Veterinary Equipment

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Horse Ambulance

Nine specially equipped horse ambulances will be on site of equestrian events to transport horses to the clinic if necessary.

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