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Jose R Castro DVM, DACVS, DABVP (Equine)
Clinical Instructor
Equine Field Service
Large Animal Clinical Services

Professional Interests

His professional interests include lameness, orthopedics (arthroscopy and fracture repair), regenerative medicine techniques, abdominal, upper respiratory and reproductive surgeries. He also enjoys conformation evaluation, wound management, and ophthalmology.

José R. Castro, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine). Dr. Castro holds a DVM (Central University of Ecuador). He completed a Large Animal Internship (University of Tennessee), obtained his EFCVG certification, and completed an Equine Surgery Residency (University of Tennessee and Woodford Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY). Dr. Castro is currently studying Equine Acupuncture through the Chi-Institute. His professional interests include lameness, orthopedics (arthroscopy and fracture repair), regenerative medicine, abdominal surgery, upper respiratory surgery, reproductive surgeries, and sports medicine and rehabilitation of horses. Dr. Castro provides CE seminars on topics including evaluation of conformation, wound management, lameness, sports medicine, and rehabilitation.

Education

  • DACVS-LA, 2012
  • DABVP-Equine, 2009
  • DVM, Central University of Ecuador, 2000

Training

  • Equine Surgery Residency, University of Tennessee and Woodford Equine Hospital, Lexington, KY
  • EFCVG Certification, University of Tennessee and Woodford Equine Hospital, Lexington, KY
  • Large Animal Internship, University of Tennessee and Woodford Equine Hospital, Lexington, KY

Background

Dr. José R. Castro was born in Quito, Ecuador and decided to become a veterinarian when he was just 7 years old.
He obtained his DVM from the CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF ECUADOR in December of 2000 and moved to the United States in January of 2001.

He completed a Large Animal Internship, obtained his EFCVG certification and went on to complete an Equine Surgery Residency through UT and Woodford Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY.

In December of 2009 he became board certified in Equine Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and in February of 2012 became board certified in Large Animal Surgery (Equine Emphasis) by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

He has also worked as an equine practitioner in private practice in Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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