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Dr. Bob Grisel

Dr. Bob Grisel began his equine veterinary training at the age of thirteen, when he worked for a racetrack veterinarian near his home in south Florida. Bob quickly developed an interest in solving the many problems that affect performance horses. He dedicated the next 30 years of his life to learning as much as he could about sport horse medicine and surgery.

During high school and college, Bob spent every moment that he wasn't in the classroom working within the equine veterinary field. He spent the majority of his time at racetracks in Florida and New York, as well as gaining surgical experience at two referral facilities in Colorado.

Bob graduated from the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine with honors and received multiple awards for his performance in equine surgery while enrolled as a student. Bob then moved to southern California where he received extensive training in equine surgery and radiology under the tutelage of a world-renowned veterinary staff.

Upon completing a residency in equine surgery with an emphasis on arthroscopy, Bob was recruited by Oregon State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his family moved to Corvallis where Bob spent time on the large animal teaching staff at OSU. Bob's surgical interests focused on performance-related problems, and he developed and published many surgical techniques designed to better treat the equine athlete. Such techniques include ultrasound-guided arthrocentesis of the equine cervical facets and arthroscopic treatment of solitary osteochondromas in the horse.

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Bob was offered an equine surgical position in the Atlanta area while working the 1996 Olympic Games. Shortly after relocating to Georgia, Bob built The Atlanta Equine Clinic, a state-of-the-art full service equine diagnostic, surgical and emergency care facility located in Braselton. Bob performed surgery, diagnostic imaging, and lameness evaluations for the clinic, which served a diverse clientele.


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Bob’s interest in equine lameness and surgery continued to flourish at a rate commensurate with the increasing number of performance-related cases referred to his practice. In 2005, Bob left the hospital facility to devote 100% of his energy towards equine sports medicine.

Bob has since developed a reputation for his meticulous and accurate diagnostic ability as well as for his effective treatment strategies for performance-related problems in the horse. He is regularly consulted on issues concerning lameness and prepurchase examinations worldwide.

Bob's recent publications illustrate the correlation between abnormal gait characteristics and specific sources of pain/ lameness in the horse. His "Lameness for the Layman" Short Course is designed to enhance the horse owner's awareness of equine lameness as well as improve their ability to identify likely causes.

"Doing our job well means reestablishing the horse's soundness both for the short- and long-term. We are committed to providing our clients with an accurate diagnosis and a clear treatment strategy as we achieve our goal."

THE ATLANTA EQUINE CLINIC: 1665 Ward Road, Hoschton, Georgia 30548 - ph. 678-867-2577

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