Riviera Equine Internal Medicine & Consulting
internal medicine specialist
experience - expertise - integrity
RIVIERA EQUINE INTERNAL MEDICINE & CONSULTING is a niche equine veterinary practice led by Dr. Phoebe Smith, a board-certified specialist in equine internal medicine. We provide specialized internal medicine services for horses in the central coast and southern California regions.
We work with veterinarians seeing complex internal medicine cases, trainers & riders working to maximize athletic performance, and owners requesting a second opinion or specialist evaluation. Veterinary medicine is a rapidly advancing field and one simply cannot know it all. Specialization allows for in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific area of medicine.
We believe the best medicine is delivered by a team approach. Professionalism, collegiality, and collaboration are foundations of any successful team and we strive to build this with every consultation.
WHEN SHOULD YOUR HORSE SEE A SPECIALIST?
your horse requires an advanced procedure best performed by an internal medicine specialist
your horse's condition is uncommon, complicated, or undiagnosed after standard testing
performance issues unrelated to lameness are limiting performance
you would like an informed, neutral second opinion
the outcomes of the current treatments are not going as expected