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DIAGNOSIS • TREATMENT • REHABILITATION

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DIAGNOSIS • TREATMENT • REHABILITATION

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DIAGNOSIS • TREATMENT • REHABILITATION

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DIAGNOSIS • TREATMENT • REHABILITATION

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DIAGNOSIS • TREATMENT • REHABILITATION
Susan Oakley Portrait
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Dr. Oakley is a board certified specialist in equine practice and is one of the few veterinarians in this country certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP). Her practice focuses on lameness and imaging in performance horses and she has a special interest and extensive training in the use of ultrasound for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of sport horse injuries. She feels that a complete and accurate diagnosis of the whole horse is the most effective tool in the rehabilitation of an injury, allowing the horse to return to work as soon as possible.

Dr. Oakley has lectured nationally and internationally on equine musculoskeletal anatomy and ultrasound and shares her advanced proficiency in musculoskeletal ultrasound as an instructor at veterinary ultrasound courses, including ISELP. She is also a courtesy adjunct professor in the Practice Based Equine Clerkship at the University of Florida. Dr. Oakley currently practices in Orlando, Ocala and Wellington Florida.

A classical dressage rider, Dr. Oakley is particularly interested in the use of basic dressage exercises as part of physical therapy and rehabilitation protocols. Dr. Oakley employs rehabilitation protocols and modalities into practice such as Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), to maintain soundness and increase the horse’s comfort and performance.

 

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Courtesy Adjunct Faculty, University of Florida
  • 2014 – President, Florida Association of Equine Practitioners
  • 2010 – Certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP), an international organization that focuses on lameness and imaging of the equine athlete.
  • 2005 – Recertified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
  • 1998 – Board Certified in Equine Practice by the America Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
  • 1995 – Certified by International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
  • 1991 – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
  • 1984 – BS Animal Science, Cornell University

 

Publications and Presentations:

2015

“Ultrasound Anatomy of the Back and Neck”
Comprehensive Equine Imaging Wet Lab at the 52nd Annual Ocala Equine Conference in Ocala, Florida.

2014

“Ultrasound: Our Window into the Foot”
60th Annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah. (in booth presentation)

2013

“Anatomical Tour of the Lower Limb with Ultrasound”
Florida Association of Equine Practitioners – Promoting Excellence Foot Symposium, Orlando, FL

“Ultrasound Findings In Horses with Lameness Localized to the Foot”
Florida Association of Equine Practitioners – Promoting Excellence Foot Symposium, Orlando, FL

2012

“Ultrasound of the Collateral Ligaments of the Equine Tarsus”
The Practitioner, Issue 3, 2012. The Florida Association of Equine Practitioners


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