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Veterinarians

Peter Meuse,  DVM

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Dr. Peter Meuse grew up in Lancaster, Ohio, where he embraced his love for horses by competing at the Grand Prix level in stadium jumping.  After graduation, Dr. Meuse completed an equine surgical, medical, and ambulatory internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Littleton, Colorado, working alongside some of the nation's foremost experts on equine lameness.  He has special interest in lameness, internal medicine, chiropractic care, and acupuncture.  His background with top-level equine athletes has prepared him to diagnose and treat most equine ailments.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: The Ohio State University - BS Zoology

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 2009

  • Internship: Littleton Equine Medical Center - Littleton, CO

  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncture - Chi Institute

  • Certified Animal Chiropractic - Options for Animals - Wellsville, KS

  • Organizations: AAEP, FEI, OVMA, AVMA

Nick Hudson, DVM

Dr. Nick Hudson hails from Dunbar, West Virginia.  After graduation, he completed an equine surgical, medical, and ambulatory internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Littleton, Colorado, where he worked alongside some of the nation's leading lameness clinicians.  Dr. Hudson is a farrier as well as a veterinarian, and he brings this unique approach to lameness to Bella Vista Equine.  He completed farrier school at Cornell University, where he was trained by Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (Hon).  While at Reata Equine Hospital in Weatherford Texas, Dr. Hudson worked in their Podiatry Center with Dr. Britt Conklin, managing podiatry cases including severe laminitis, navicular syndrome (caudal heel pain), and conformational hoof defects.  He enjoys working closely with owners and farriers to keep our equine companions comfortable and working at their best. Dr. Nick Hudson has a special interest in podiatry, lameness, and internal medicine. 

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Marshall University - BS Biology

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University 2009

  • Internship: Littleton Equine Medical Center - Littleton, CO

  • Certified Animal Chiropractic - Options for Animals - Wellsville, KS

  • Farrier Program, Cornell University, 2009

  • Organizations: AAEP, OVMA, AVMA

Olivia Hegedus, DVM

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Raised in Northwestern Ohio, Dr. Olivia Hegedus grew up riding in 4-H and local shows. By riding along with her local veterinarian, Dr. Hegedus discovered her passion for animal healthcare.  On a fast pitch softball scholarship, Dr. Hegedus received a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Akron.  Dr. Hegedus attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She completed a one-year rotating internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Littleton, Colorado.  Her main areas of interest are internal medicine, emergency and critical care, and preventative medicine.


In her spare time, Dr. Hegedus enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Austin, and her daughter, Lucie.  They love hiking with their Golden Retrievers, Buck and Jolene. Dr.  Hegedus also enjoys spending time with her Thoroughbred, Figaro and feisty pony named 12 Gauge.

Carolyn Oehrig, DVM

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Dr. Carolyn A. Oehrig is native to central Maryland where she grew up riding and competing with horses in the sport of eventing up to the preliminary level.  Dr. Oehrig completed her Bachelo of Science in 2015 at Haverford College, majoring in astrophysics but concentrating on biophysics, studying the mechanics of animal motion in raptors.  In May of 2019, she graduated from the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech with a focus in equine medicine.  She then completed a one-year internship at Reata Equine Hospital in Weatherford, Texas, where she gained experience in sports medicine, reproduction, and general practice on large populations of western sport horses as well as rescue equids. She joined Bella Vista in the spring of 2020, and quickly made Columbus home permanently.  She further expanded her skill set by completing her certification of Animal Chiropractic in 2022. 

 

Dr. Oehrig loves all aspects of equine medicine but especially enjoys sports medicine, podiatry, and reproduction.  In her spare time, Dr. Oehrig enjoys playing tennis and trying new restaurants with her husband, Robert.  She also likes to play and spend time outside with her two children, Francis and James, and her dog, Daisy.  She’s also an Orange Theory fanatic and can be found at many 5 a.m. classes before she gets in the truck for a day of vet work! 

 

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics with concentration in Biophysics, Haverford College, 2015

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, 2019

  • Internship: Reata Equine Hospital, Weatherford, TX, 2020 

  • Certified in Animal Chiropractic - Options for Animals, 2022 

  • Organizations: American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA), Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) 

Jacqueline Jennings, DVM

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Dr. Jacqueline Jennings is originally from Michigan and grew up riding horses from a young age, training in a variety of disciplines from dressage to western performance.  Upon graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she completed a medical and surgical internship at Tennessee Equine Hospital.  She developed a special interest in medicine and critical care and went on to complete a fellowship in internal medicine at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky.  She gained extensive experience with neonatology, ultrasonography and emergency work.  Dr. Jennings is excited to be back in Columbus to serve the horse community.  She enjoys all aspects of equine medicine, but has special interests in internal medicine, emergency care and lameness.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Jennings enjoys running, hiking and traveling with her dog, Pooka.  She is a former collegiate athlete and fitness instructor and loves supporting Columbus sports.

  • Undergraduate: Saginaw Valley State University – BS Biology

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University 2018

  • Internship: Tennessee Equine Hospital – Thompson’s Station, TN

  • Internal Medicine Fellowship- Hagyard Equine Medical Institute- Lexington, KY 

  • Organizations: AAEP, OVMA, AVMA

Dr. Laura Wodzinski was born and raised in western Pennsylvania where she was introduced to equine world at an early age with horseback riding lessons. Her love and passion for horses grew as she became a competitive eventer in high school and joined the Penn State Dressage Team in college.  Following graduation from veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies, Dr. Wodzinski completed a 4-month ambulatory internship at Allegheny Equine in Murrysville PA where she gained a strong foundation in ambulatory veterinary medicine.  Following this internship, she completed a one-year internship at New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center where she gained valuable experience in emergency and critical care, ophthalmology, surgery, and lameness. Dr. Wodzinski’s passion in practice includes alternative medicine (acupuncture and chiropractic), geriatric horse management, wellness care, and medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Wodzinski loves hiking, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with her infamous “truck dog” Harvey. 

Laura Wodzinski, DVM, cVMA

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Education:

·  Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University - BS Animal Science

·  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University 2016

   · Clinical Year: Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

·  Internship: Allegheny Equine and New England Equine Medical and

   Surgical Center

·  Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncture - OneHealth SIM/CVMA

·  Certified Animal Chiropractic - Options for Animals - Wellsville, KS

·  Organizations: AAEP, OVMA, AVMA, FEI

 

 

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