10855 N US Highway 27
Ocala , FL 34482


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Ocala Equine Hospital


Ocala Equine Hospital is a surgical referral center established in 1997 to treat elective surgical cases and orthopedic emergencies. They provide a swimming pool recovery system, which is beneficial for horses who required surgery for a fracture repair. They also provide ambulatory services for emergencies, preventative care, lameness, reproduction, radiography and general medical care.
Joel Lugo , DVM, MS, DACVS
Dr. Lugo is a graduate from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After a one year internship at Colorado State University, he completed a residency in Large Animal Surgery at Michigan State University. He spent four years in academia at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. From 2006 until the 2012, Dr. Lugo worked in a racetrack surgical practice at Camarero Racetrack. His areas of professional interest include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, minimally-invasive procedures (i.e. laparoscopy, arthroscopy), lameness and sport medicine in both thoroughbred and sport horses.
John Madison , VMD, DACVS
Dr. Madison is a 1981 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He did an internship and surgical residency at New Bolton Center and spent the next eleven years of his career in academic practice at New Bolton Center and the University of Florida. In 1997, he founded Ocala Equine Hospital, a surgical practice in Ocala, Florida with a caseload that is primarily racing Thoroughbreds. In 2001, the surgical practice merged with two ambulatory practices to form the present Ocala Equine Hospital, P.A.