ABOUT COMPLETE EQUINE HEALTH SERVICE

CEHS is dedicated to providing exceptional comprehensive veterinary medical health care for horses by integrating the latest equine medical diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Services provided include Eklin digital radiography, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, endoscopy, dentistry, IRAP, and effective complementary therapies such as veterinary chiropractic and acupuncture. We also offer haul in facilities with a round pen, stocks, and surgical suite.
Through our collaboration with other skilled equine professionals (farriers, veterinary specialists, trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, etc.) we can promote optimal health and quality of life for our equine patients.

Although our main focus is on the equine athlete (particularly hunters/jumpers, eventers, dressage and race horses), we also can greatly benefit pleasure and geriatric horses.

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Meet The Staff

Carlos Jimenez, DVM

Dr. Carlos Jimenez

Veterinarian, Practice Owner

  • Certified in Veterinary Chiropractic and Acupuncture
  • Equine Reproduction
  • Canine Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Dr. Jimenez is a 1986 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1992 and 1993, he completed training and certification in veterinary chiropractic and veterinary acupuncture respectively. Since 1996, Dr Jimenez has devoted over 90% of his time to the treatment of horses and dogs using chiropractic and acupuncture in order to optimize their health, quality of life, and athletic performance.

Dr Jimenez, his wife Karin, & their two children Ryan (16) and Alex (13) live in Chester County, PA with their dogs, cats, and horses where they successfully breed and raise Dutch Warmblood show horses. A few of their many awards include:

  • 2006 KWPN-NA Breeder of the Year and
  • 2006 USDF Reserve Champion Breeder of the Year (Dressage Sport Horse Breeding)

Certifications:
IVAS and AVCA

Memberships below:
AVMA- American Veterinary Medical Association, IVAS- International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, AAVA-(American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture), AVCA-American Veterinary Chiropractic Assoc., AAEP-American Assoc. of Equine Practitioners, & Society for Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction)

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Tyra Crowley, VMD

Dr. Tyra Crowley

Associate Veterinarian

  • Equine Medicine and Surgery
  • Pre-Purchase Exams
  • Equine Lameness
  • Endoscopy and Digital Radiology

Dr. Crowley is a 1996 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine with a concentration in equine medicine and surgery. Her veterinary interests surround equine sports medicine and include lameness evaluations and treatments, radiology, prepurchase evaluations, and minor surgery. She has many years of experience with Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage, and TB and STB racehorses. Dr. Crowley is local to Chester County and showed hunters successfully in her youth. Outside of work, she is dedicated to her family and enjoys many activities (including riding) with her two daughters, Norah and Maeve.

Memberships:
AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners), AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), and PVMA (Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association)

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Annika Frederickson, D.V.M

Dr. Annika Frederickson

Associate Veterinarian

  • Equine Dentistry
  • Acupuncture
  • Reproduction

Dr. Frederickson graduated from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 with a concentration in equine medicine and surgery. She also took the IVAS course for veterinary acupuncture in 2007 and recently acquired her certification. Some of her main interests in practice include dental work, reproduction and veterinary acupuncture.

When she is not working she iskept busy by her two girls Annalisa and Abilene, and new baby boy Asher. She also has a lab cross named Miette, and a Belgian Standardbred cross.

Memberships:
AVMA-American Veterinary Medical Association, IVAS-International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and AAEP –American Association of Equine Practitioners.

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Karin Jimenez

Karin Jimenez

Practice Manager

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Lauren Efford

Lauren Efford

Office Manager

Lauren graduated from the University of Florida in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree and a major in Equine Science as well as membership in the honorary Agricultural Fraternity Alpha Zeta. She worked at the Veterinary School at UF in both research and field positions, and rode for the equestrian team as well as participating in the Horse Judging Team, traveling and placing in national competitions. Additionally, Lauren was a certified Agricultural Science teacher who taught high school in Florida for several years, and was the advisor for several FFA teams. Lauren has bred warmblood sport horses since the 1980's, and is now the owner/operator of Goldhope Farm (www.GoldhopeFarm.com), which specializes in breeding international quality palomino and buckskin warmblood Sporthorses. Lauren has a lifetime of experience with horses, and has worked for CEHS for over 16 years.

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Rocky Guidas

Rocky Guidas

Office Assistant Manager

Born in Dearborn, Michigan, Rocky grew up in King of Prussia. Her mother’s relatives lived in southern Chester County. As a result, she was exposed to many aspects of the horse world. Rocky never passed up a “free ride.” In a largely hunter-jumper area, she also experienced barrel racing and thoroughbred racing communities. In 1991, Rocky graduated from Centenary College with a Bachelors degree in Equine Studies. Foxhunters and polo ponies were among up to sixty horses in her care on a daily basis. Rocky joined CEHS in 2006 and has recently returned to riding. Her Husky-Lab mix, Dylan, is her constant companion. He is the exuberant greeter at the office.

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Laura Vattillana

Laura Vattilana

Accounting Manager

Laura Vattilana joined the CEHS team in 2004, just a couple months before she married her husband, Curt. Laura handles all of the accounting aspects of the business, and has over 20 years experience where she served several mid-sized Chester County companies in the Bookkeeping, Office and Accounting Management, Payroll, Human Resources, Executive Advisory, Financial Planning, Credit Preserving, and Tax Compliance fields. Laura holds a degree in Accounting from Immaculata University.

In addition to her accounting talents, Laura is an avid animal lover, nature lover, and environmentalist. Laura has been pleasure riding in the gorgeous rolling countrysides of Lionville, Chester Springs, and Elverson since she was 9 years old. In the spring of 2011, Laura’s lifelong dream of owning her own horses came true when she and Curt built a small barn on their property. Their horses, Barney and Gaucho, live under the ever watchful eyes of their solid black German Shepherd, Precious, and the less attentive eyes of 3 cats.

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Leslie Post

Leslie Post

Veterinary Technician

Leslie graduated from Harcum College as a Veterinary Technician after showing hunters successfully for many years in Chester County. Previously Leslie was employed at the University of PA New Bolton Center as a veterinary nurse from 1996-2003. She has worked with our associate Veterinarian, Dr Tyra Crowley since 1998.

In 2006 Leslie received an “R” hunter judge license from the USEF. She has two children, Caroline who graduated Cornell University in 2011, and Artie who is studying Civil Engineering in Boston. Leslie and her husband Art live with 2 Cardigan Corgi’s and a “vicious, blood thirsty rabbit named Miss Bun".

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Mallory Lamb

Mallory Lamb

Veterinary Technician