Dr. TED P. VLAHOS
D.V.M., M.S., A.B.V.P.
Dr. Alex Parkes BSc (Hons)
Dr. Claire Summers
DIPLOMATE, AMERICAN BOARD OF VETERINARY PRACTITIONERS
BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN EQUINE PRACTICE
Rocky Mountain Equine Hospital would like to congratulate Dr. Alex Parkes for completing his one-year internship with us!
Dr. TED P. VLAHOS D.V.M., M.S., A.B.V.P.
Aug. 25, 2014
Sheridan veterinary specialist elected to top vet board post
The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) has elected Sheridan veterinarian Dr. Ted Vlahos to the ABVP’s Council of Regents.
The ABVP is the veterinary specialty board that recognizes excellence in clinical veterinary practice and certifies veterinarians as specialists in different species categories.
Dr. Vlahos, who was elected to a three-year term that commenced in July, is the group’s horse specialist.
Currently of the approximately 7,000 horse veterinarians in the United States, only 100 have achieved board-certified status in the equine species category. Dr. Vlahos is the only ABVP Diplomate in Wyoming.He will serve as the sole equine board member through 2017.
Dr. Vlahos (DVM, MS and ABVP) is the owner and founder of Sheridan-based Rocky Mountain Equine Hospital, PC, which has locations in Sheridan, Wyo.; Cody, Wyo.; and Billings, Mont.
For more information, contact Rocky Mountain Equine Hospital at 307.674.8387.
Dr. Ted P. Vlahos DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP
SHERIDAN: 510 College Meadows Drive, Sheridan, WY 82801 | Ph. 307.674.VETS | Fax 307.674.8726
CODY: 2627 Big Horn Avenue, Cody, WY 82414 | Ph. 307.527.6968
BILLINGS: 481 S 56th W Billings, MT 59106 | Ph. 406.656.VETS
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Dr. Ted Vlahos
Dr. Vlahos grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Master of
Science in Animal Science (Equine Nutrition), and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (1988) from the Ohio
State University. Following an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky,
Dr. Vlahos started an equine practice in Southern Pines, N.C. He then built an equine hospital and
a surgery facility in Central Virginia, where he practiced for 9 years. In 1997, he moved to Sheridan,
Wyoming where the present day hospital is located. Dr. Vlahos was certified as an equine specialist by
the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1997. He has received advanced training in equine
fracture repair and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Vlahos has published numerous articles and has lectured
across the country on equine amputation and prosthetics. He has made numerous appearances on
national television featuring his work. He has performed surgery across the globe, and has earned
respect among his peers as a passionate advocate for advancing treatment options for the most severely
injured equine patients.
Dr. Vlahos is deeply devoted to his wife, Cathy, and their five beautiful children Andrew, Colton, Walker,
Jenna and Lexie. He enjoys trail riding, big game hunting, fly fishing, and as a life-long guitar player,
playing worship music with his church.
Dr. Ted and Cathy Vlahos
Cathy is the Office Manager of Rocky Mountain Equine Hospital, P.C. Cathy brings extensive labor relations
knowledge to the office following a 12-year management career with the USPS. With a medical
background, she assists with surgery, anesthesia and office procedures.
In addition, Cathy has been a licensed insurance agent since 2005. She owned an insurance agency
in California for 5 years and currently runs her own Wyoming insurance agency, Trusted Partners
Insurance, to assist clients in insuring their horses.
Cathy is also a Christian author and has two Christian children’s books published by Tate Publishing. The book titles are “A Snowman’s Gift” and “Adopted – One and All".
Cathy enjoys being the wife of the love of her life and being a mother of five wonderful children. For
fun, Cathy enjoys day rides on her horse with a stop in the meadows for fly fishing. She loves to dance
Dr. Alex Parkes BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MRCVS
Congratulations Dr. Parkes! Dr. Alex Parkes has successfully completed his rigorous intern training program with Rocky Mountain Equine Hospital, and has become an associate veterinarian at Gold Coast Equine Hospital in Australia. We congratulate him on a job well done, and wish him all the best in his new position.
Dr. Claire Summers
Welcome Dr. Claire Summers!
Dr. Claire Summers is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Science, Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, where she served as the Western Australian Student Representative for Equine Veterinarians of Australia. During her time in this role, she was also active in pursuing research involving equine assisted reproductive technology, and was honored to receive several awards including the Murdoch University Summer Research Scholarship, the Bain Fallon Young Member Scholarship, and the EVA Young Members Group Scientific Poster Award, for the poster she presented at the EVA Bain Fallon Memorial Conference.
Originally from West Virginia, Claire completed her undergraduate studies at West Virginia University, where she was captain of the equine judging team. Following graduation, she worked as a vet tech at several small animal and equine clinics, including Virginia Tech’s Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, before moving to Australia.
Dr. Summers has a special interest in surgery and podiatry. She also loves to travel and enjoys camping, hiking, snowboarding, snorkeling, and fishing. She is excited to now call beautiful Wyoming her home.
For the past 10 years, Mo has been an essential part of our clinical staff. Mo is responsible for our purchasing and inventory, and also works as our operating room technician. She maintains quality and sterility of all operating room instrumentation, and is our OR circulator during all major surgeries. Mo's infectious smile is present throughout our hospital from the moment she arrives. Mo enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, and keeping up with her three beautiful children.
One of the most important positions in any equine hospital is that of caretaker. Kristin fills that vital daily role superbly as our primary caretaker and barn staff supervisor. Kristin grew up in Goshen, Kentucky, where she worked with her father, Dr. Roger Magnusson, an equine practitioner. Kristin worked at Three Chimney's Farm as the filly barn foreman in their yearling division. Kristin has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through the Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville, and a Bachelor's in Multimedia Studies from the University of Colorado, Denver. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys landscape painting, and working as a video producer and website designer.