Equine Veterinarians: The Last of the “House Call” Doctors - View the video
Irongate Equine Clinic
1848 Waldorf Blvd
Madison, WI 53719
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- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Howard Ketover’s love of horses came honestly – his grandfather served in the cavalry in World War I and later owned a horse farm in New Jersey. Dr. Ketover grew up all over the United States, learning to ride in the hunter/jumper arena along the way. Now, he shares his passion for horses with his family and clients. In addition to his veterinary work, Dr. Ketover facilitated the development of the Wisconsin Large Animal Emergency Response (WLAER), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that responds to large animal emergencies like down and entrapped animals, trailer accidents, and mud/water rescues. WLAER also prioritizes education, teaching first responders and veterinarians throughout the state. You can read more about Dr. Ketover’s work with WLAER in this article focusing on the increasing need for technical rescue training. Dr. Ketover is also committed to giving back to his equine community and has been a volunteer speaker at 4H, FFA, and Wisconsin Horse Council events, as well as serving as a past president of Wisconsin Equine Practitioners Association. He also serves as a Veterinary Control Judge at endurance rides and combined driving events.
Do you know that you want to work with animals, but not sure that the small animal experience is for you? As an equine veterinarian, Dr. Ketover gets to work outside, with animals, and develop meaningful relationships with each client. He’s ready to talk to you about the pros and cons of equine veterinary work, and what you need to do to become a veterinarian. (Running Time 23:45)