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Florida Vet Charged with Animal Cruelty after 30 Horses Seized: VIDEO

Florida Vet Charged with Animal Cruelty, 30 Horses Seized: VIDEO

Florida vet Gail Nichols is facing felony animal cruelty charges after authorities seized more than two dozen neglected horses....
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Dr. Glenn Blodgett was named the 2017 National Golden Spur Award winner.

Veterinarian Named National Golden Spur Winner

Resident veterinarian of the Four Sixes Ranch (6666) horse division is named this year's recipient of what the ranching industry describes as its most prestigious honor. Dr. Glenn Blodgett is the 2017 National Golden S...
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Second Defendant Guilty in Equine Veterinarian, Family Murder Plot

Veterinarian's murder case closed A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty to three counts of complicity to murder Friday stemming from the 2014 slaying of veterinarian Emily Champion and her parents. A judge sentenced Ann...
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Prosecutors allege the veterinarian picked up girls at the airport, drove them to a hotel, and picked up money after their transactions with customers.

Wisconsin Veterinarian Sentenced to Prison for Sex Trafficking

Modern Day Slavery A Wisconsin equine veterinarian was sentenced to more than 48 months in prison for sex trafficking Chinese women. Brian Lee Kersten, of Pleasant Valley, is Minnesota's first labor trafficking convic...
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Dr. Leea Arnold's recipient mares in the Texas kill pen

Recipient Mares: Breeding Blood Sport?

Arnold Reproduction Center At least 21 recipient mares, formerly owned by The Arnold Reproduction Center, landed in a Forney kill pen late last month. The ‘LA’ brand on the mares’ haunches identifies the busine...
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After hearing testimony for four days, the Harrison County jury made a unanimous decision Friday. It is the second acquittal for the South Carolina equine veterinarian. "I am incredibly relieved," Gamboa says.

Vet Juan Gamboa Not Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

Unanimous Decision A Mississippi jury finds veterinarian Juan Gamboa not guilty of child sex abuse. After hearing testimony for four days, the Harrison County jury made a unanimous decision Friday. It is the secon...
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Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Charged with Animal Cruelty

Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Pennsylvania equine veterinarian is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after authorities received a tip regarding dead and emaciated horses. Clyde Rendell Shoop, V.M.D., the owner of Poco West Mobile Equine Se...
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Ryan Champion pleads guilty to killing his sister Emily Champion, DVM and their parents.

Trial Set for Equine Vet's Brother Accused of Family's Murder

A 2016 trial date is scheduled for a Kentucky man accused of killing his family, including his equine veterinarian sister, Emily Champion, and a fourth individual....
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Jury Finds SC Veterinarian Juan Gamboa Not Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

Jury Finds SC Veterinarian Juan Gamboa Not Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

A jury took only an hour to find South Carolina equine veterinarian Juan Gamboa not guilty of inappropriately touching children on Thursday....
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Texas Veterinarian Accused of Animal Cruelty

Texas Veterinarian Accused of Animal Cruelty, 35+ Horses Seized

A Texas veterinarian is facing charges of animal cruelty after officials seized 36 horses. The Waller County District Attorney's office executed a search warrant Friday at the property of Kathie Digilio....
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Stallion with three legs left without vet care

Charges Recommended in Kountz Arena Horse Cruelty Case

Montana authorities are recommending criminal charges be filed after allegations of animal cruelty surfaced at Kountz Arena in March. An emaciated stallion broken and missing part of his lower leg was discovered in a filt...
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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Drugging Horses at Penn National

Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Drugging Horses at Penn National

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to federal charges this week for illegally administrating drugs to racehorses on race day at Penn National Race Track. The defendants' guilty pleas are a part of a plea deal with federal ...
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Ryan Champion pleads guilty to killing his sister Emily Champion, DVM and their parents.

Second Defendant Enters Not Guilty Plea in Emily Champion, Family Murder

A second defendant entered a not guilty plea to three counts of complicity to commit murder in a Kentucky court Friday. The charges stem from Ann Plotkin's alleged connection to the murder of equine veterinarian Emily Ch...
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Ryan Champion pleads guilty to killing his sister Emily Champion, DVM and their parents.

Second Suspect Indicted in Equine Vet's Murder

A female suspect was arrested Wednesday after being indicted by a Trigg County grand jury in connection with the murder of equine vet Emily Champion, DVM and her parents. Ann Plotkin is charged with three counts of com...
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8 Pre-Purchase Exam Tips Before Buying a Horse

8 Pre-Purchase Exam Tips Before Buying a Horse

The prospective buyer should ensure that the vet selected to perform the exam is free from any conflicts of interest and/or undue influence and it will be an “independent examination”. If there are affiliations, those s...
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Murdered Equine Veterinarian Emily Champion

Ryan Champion Appears with New Attorney, Pleads Not Guilty

The Kentucky man accused of killing his equine veterinarian sister, Emily Champion, DVM, parents, and a fourth individual entered a not-guilty plea at his arraignment Wednesday....
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Ryan Champion pleads guilty to killing his sister Emily Champion, DVM and their parents.

Ryan Champion Speaks After Indictment

Ryan Champion is accused of killing his sister, equine veterinarian Emily Champion, DVM, their parents, and the hitman he hired to do the job....
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Equine Vet's Brother Indicted by Kentucky Grand Jury in Killings

Equine Vet's Brother Indicted by Kentucky Grand Jury in Killings

A grand jury indicted a Kentucky man accused of killing three members of his family, including his equine veterinarian sister, Emily Champion, and a fourth individual....
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Colic and Your Horse: A Veterinarian's Perspective

Colic and Your Horse: A Veterinarian's Perspective

Since intestinal problems are so common in horses, it’s important for every horse person to know something about colic, and the basics of equine intestinal health....
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Equine Veterinarian's Brother Charged in Kentucky Murders Killing Her

Equine Veterinarian's Brother Charged in Kentucky Murders Killing Her, 3 Others

The lone survivor of a Kentucky family gunned down is charged in the deaths of his sister, Emily Champion, DVM, their parents, and a fourth individual....
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