Virginia Equine, PLLC is conveniently located in Manakin-Sabot serving areas of Goochland, Powhatan, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Louisa, Hanover, Henrico, Williamsburg and the Northern Neck. They are primarily an ambulatory veterinary practice with a clinic for haul in appointments and medical care. The practice has four veterinarians that work full time.
Dr. Daniels is the practice owner at Virginia Equine, PLLC. Besides general equine practice, he has a special interest in the treatment of racehorses and is a current director on the board of the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent Protection Association. He also serves as a official veterinarian for the National Steeplechase Association and the Virginia Racing Commission.
Emily Olson , DVM
Dr. Emily Olson grew up in the Greenspring Valley of Maryland, and began her horse addiction while in Pony Club and 4-H. From eventing, foxhunting, and polo, she quickly discovered her passion for the horse world. After receiving a double undergraduate degree in Dairy Science and Animal and Poultry Science from Virginia Tech University in 2006, she then joined Dr. Neist in the class of 2010 at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. While reluctant to move away from Hokie Football, Dr. Olson completed an internship at BW Furlong and Associates in New Jersey. Upon completion of her internship, she stayed on as an Associate, becoming the primary emergency veterinarian with a focus in Equine Dentistry. From admitting cases into BW Furlong’s full service hospital, to being BW Furlong’s solo practitioner, as well as working horse shows, Dr. Olson enjoyed doing it all! Adding one more skill to her toolbox in 2015, Dr. Olson completed the Veterinary Acupuncture Class. When not floating and pulling teeth or out on an emergency, you can find Emily running with her Australian Cattle Dogs, Salsa, Tres and Chip, or trying anyway she can to tire them out… She is excited to return to Virginia and join the Virginia Equine team!
Laura Patteson , DVM
Dr. Laura Patteson was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. At a very young age Dr. Patteson began riding horses and competed on the ‘AA’ hunter/ jumper circuit growing up; this is when her love of equine sports medicine began. She attended the University of Tennessee for undergraduate and veterinary school. Dr. Patteson obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UT in 2011. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee in 2015. Moving to the great state of Virginia following veterinary school, Dr. Patteson completed an internship at Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, Virginia, which specializes in equine sports medicine and maintaining equine athletes. Her interests within the veterinary field include equine sports medicine, reproduction, and surgery. In her free time, Dr. Patteson loves any form of exercise, but especially running with her two dogs, Turtle and Charlotte, or spending time with her family and friends (of the two-legged and four-legged variety). Dr. Patteson is very excited to call Richmond her home, and looks forward to getting to know the incredible clients and patients of Virginia Equine!
Lindsay Neist , DVM
Dr. Lindsay Neist is a native to the area and grew up showing Quarter Horses with Virginia Equine as her childhood veterinarian. She attended college at Virginia Tech and achieved early acceptance to their veterinary school. After graduation in 2010 she was selected for a prestigious internship in equine medicine, imaging, lameness, and surgery at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Earlysville, Virginia. Following her internship she worked full time at Colonial Downs racetrack and, although Virginia is currently without a track, she continues to have a large interest in race horse medicine. Dr. Neist enjoys all aspects of equine medicine but her main veterinary interests are lameness, ultrasonography, and maintaining the equine athlete. To best serve her patients she felt it was necessary to expand from traditional medicine and offer both acupuncture and chiropractic care. She believes they are both very important in complimenting western medicine. In her spare time she enjoys showing her quarter horse, going any and everywhere with her Australian shepherd, Rali, and heading to any beach when she can get away!