Herman’s Helpful Hints
Have a question about your horse? Need hoof advice? Ask an expert! Question about how to treat a hoof problem? Help with transitioning from wearing shoes? Dr. Geertsema can help.
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About Dr. Geertsema
Dr Geertsema graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (North America’s oldest veterinary collge) in 1994. He also holds an Animal Science degree from the Ontario Agricultural College(1989).
Dr Geertsema decided early on in life that he wanted to practice veterinary medicine.
During his school years Dr Geertsema helped to support his family by shoeing and training horses. This perhaps led to his special interest in feet and hoof problems encountered in his practice. He also did a research project at the Equine Research Center in Guelph Ontario on the use of prostaglandins in control of breeding. This background was an excellent preparation for the volume of reproductive work he currently encounters in his practice.
While in school he realized that equine dentistry was not highly emphasized in the curriculum and took extra training at a private company in the US. Dentistry remains one of his interests.
Dr Geertsema enjoys riding young horses to make them good trail horses, raising border collies, running and martial arts. He is currently in training as a Search and Rescue volunteer(cfvsar.bc.ca) hoping to contribute his veterinary and horse handling expertise to the team.
You can count on Dr Geertsema for a no-nonsense, practical approach to your horses’ health and fitness. He wishes to provide optimum care while keeping in mind the most cost effective ways to do so. To visit his website please click here – www.geertsema.ca