Richard D. Mitchell, DVM

Richard D. Mitchell, DVM, has served many times as official veterinarian for the US Equestrian Team in multiple disciplines, and he has a keen interest in lameness and advanced imaging. He also maintains an international clientele that keeps him traveling a great deal.

Articles by Richard Mitchell

Lyme Disease and Shipping Stress

We have a horse on antibiotics for Lyme disease. Will the stress from the trip cause a flare-up in this disease? Read More

Turnout Time for Warmblood Foals

Will restricting a warmblood foal's turnout slow down his growth? Read More

Pre-Purchase Exams

Q: Over the years, I've had a number of pre-purchase exams done on my horses. I've come to realize that one vet will read an X ray and say a horse has arthritis, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), navicular problems, etc., but whe Read More

Deworming Drugs

I wanted to ask if any vets or horse owners have heard of problems with the Quest wormer. Read More

How To Find A Vet On The Road

What is the best way to find a veterinarian when we are away from home with our horses? Read More