We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Orlando Equine Veterinary Care. Our team is filled with highly dedicated horse lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education are very important here at Orlando Equine Veterinary Care. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Basically, our team is full of horse lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every horse can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick horse feel better as soon as possible.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (407) 489-7270.
Dr. Arellano lived in Houston, Texas, when her family acquired 2 horses. She was 8 years old at the time and lived and breathed riding from that point forward. She rode and showed horses for many years and pursued her passion of riding! She began working with a veterinarian at age 15 and never looked back. She attended The University of Florida for her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences, and also obtained her DVM degree there in 2002. She founded Orlando Equine Veterinary Care, Inc in 2004. Professional interests include lameness and preventative medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses and spending time with her family.
Born in North Carolina, Dr. Womble moved with her parents, a dog and two cats to Florida at the age of eight. That same year her love of horses was ignited after she climbed atop a large thoroughbred and experienced her first ride.
Her equine interest continued and developed into a desire to care for horses professionally, as a veterinarian. Dr. Womble graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science followed by a Master’s in Veterinary medicine and culminated in graduating Cum Laude with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Womble headed for Texas where she spent a year of continuing education and specialized training in equine sports medicine, reproduction and internal medicine at an equine referral hospital.
Dr. Womble joined Dr. Arellano and OEVC in 2012 where she thrives on building relationships with all horses and their owners. When she isn’t attending patients, Dr. Womble spends time with her own pets and enjoys the beach and other outdoor events including Gator football games.
Dr Borton grew up in the town of Eustis, Florida, where she was active in showing horses as a kid and throughout high school. She attended the University of Florida in 2006 where she received a bachelors degree in animal science-biology as well as a masters degree in animal science- with a focus in reproduction. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Doctor Borton then completed a mixed large animal internship in Colorado at Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Services in June 2016. While her primary focus was in equine medicine, she gained valuable knowledge in other areas, such as bovine, small ruminant, and swine medicine during her internship. Her special interests include reproduction, herd health and sports medicine.
Dr. McCallister is a native of Barboursville, West Virginia. While her love of horses began at a very young age, she didn’t begin riding until she was 14 years old, trading barn chores for riding lessons. Since that time, she has been an instructor and trainer for a therapeutic riding center in West Virginia and an eventing facility in southwest Virginia. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Marshall University, where she obtained BS degrees in Biology and Ecology/Evolution in addition to captaining the school’s IHSA hunt seat team. While in college, she continued to teach lessons and train as well as working as a veterinary assistant in a mixed animal practice. She continued her education at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 2018. After graduation, Dr. McCallister completed a rotating equine sports medicine internship at B.W. Furlong and Associates in New Jersey. Her special interests include sports medicine/rehabilitation and reproduction.
Dr. Thomason is from Douglas, GA where she grew up on her family’s farm and found a love for horses when she started showing western performance horses at the age of 13. She completed both her undergraduate and veterinary degree at the University of Georgia. After graduation, she completed an internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, OK where she gained a wide range of experience. Her interests include emergency medicine, sports medicine, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, camping, snowboarding, biking, and attending UGA football games (Go Dawgs!).
Born and raised in Florida, Heather Kennedy joined Orlando Equine in 2019 after spending a summer shadowing Dr. Borton. She grew up with many different types of pet and started riding horses at a young age. With a strong passion for animals she joined FFA and 4H to get as much experience with animals as she could. Through her time in 4H she helped teach riding lesson, train rescue horses and competed in many different disciplines in western and English riding. She currently has two horses that she’s trained herself and competes as an Eventer. She enjoys coming to work and learning something new each day to be the best animal handler and caregiver she can be.
Emmalie Clapp is originally from Sterling, VA but found her love of horses in Central FL in 2002. With a strong background of experience as an FEI dressage small animal ER vet tech, she found an ideal occupation as a tech for Orlando Equine and is enjoying helping treat each animal with as much care and attention as she shows her own.
Leanne joined the Orlando Equine team in January 2022 as their laser tech. She has a BAgrSc, majoring in equine science from University College Dublin, Ireland. She is a keen eventer and loves bringing on young horses.
A central Florida native, Ari Durgin joined Orlando Equine in October 2020 while finishing her bachelor’s degree in biology at UCF. She began riding at a young age and her passion for horses has been growing ever since. Her love for veterinary medicine started during an internship at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital and has continued to grow through working as a technician in both small animal and Equine fields. She enjoys working in the field and learning something new everyday to continue to grow as an animal handler and technician.
Briana was born in Florida but grew up in Hawaii and Virginia before settling back into her home state. From Equine Rescues to Polo on the beach, to Equine Riding Therapy, no matter where she moved she always found herself around horses. Recently she’s had the pleasure of purchasing her own horse and entering into her first season of showing. Her love for animals brought her to study at UCF for their pre- veterinary program where she realized her passion for equine medicine. After joining Orlando Equine at the beginning of 2022 she’s been proud to learn and experience so much. This opportunity has allowed her to better herself as an animal caregiver and prepare herself for Vet school.
Olivia has been riding horses since the age of 7 and has really fallen in love with the sport and animals. She began working for Orlando Equine in July of 2020 and has loved it ever since. She has learned so much on the job and continues to do so everyday, She loves being able to help people and their horses. She currently has one horse, who she has been able to continue riding with. She mostly does the jumpers but has been lucky enough to experience so many different horses and try so many different disciplines. Horse care and grooming is something she’s always enjoyed, even more than riding. This job just highlights the things she loves most and she wouldn’t change it for the world.
Nathalie joined Orlando Equine in 2018. She has always dreamed of working for an equine veterinary practice and was lucky enough to have found the amazing OEVC team. She was born and raised in Florida where she grew up on her family’s farm and found her love for horses after her first riding lesson at age 10. Nathalie loves the fast-paced environment of being a technician and the variety of tasks that must be performed with each patient. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but their owners.