Dr. Jill is a Central Florida native, and a 2015 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has three years of additional advanced training in large animal internal medicine, equine sports medicine, lameness, and radiography. Her professional focuses include sport horse fitness and rehabilitation focused on building strength and preventing reinjury, and uncommon or difficult to diagnose causes of poor performance including muscle diseases and injuries, and bone, tendon and ligament injuries. She enjoys clinical research and has authored various scientific abstracts and articles. She is familiar with the rigors of training and showing because she is an FEI dressage rider herself. When not working, Dr. Jill enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, fixing up their new farm, reading, and sketching
Who We Are
Magnolia Sport Horse is a new equine exclusive ambulatory practice providing services in Central and North Florida. We provide advanced lameness and poor performance diagnostics and therapies, including digital x-ray, ultrasound, Curo Diagnostics, ProPulse shockwave, and ProStride. We do not provide general well horse care or emergency services so that we can focus 100% on your horse during your appointments. We schedule extra time for all of our appointments so we are never rushed. We work with the Equine Medical Center of Ocala to provide additional services, including standing MRI and bone scan, if we are not able to provide needed services at your facility. We would love the opportunity to work as a team with your wellness veterinarian, farrier, trainer and you to maximize your horse's comfort and potential.
Who We Can Help
Horses in pain or that uncomfortable often have decreased or poor performance before a true lameness becomes obvious. They may have difficulty maintaining or picking up the correct lead, turning, bending or cutting one direction, or may be reluctant to go forward. Their contact through the bridle or their head and neck carriage may be tilted, heavy or inconsistent. They may jump or land on only one lead, or twist or buck over the jump, or refuse altogether. Horses with pain in their necks or backs may rear or buck violently, or be described as "cold backed". Their attitude towards work and being tacked up may also change, or they may stand in their stalls or paddocks with their heads low and ears tilted back, and be reluctant to move around. Recognizing these behaviors and training troubles are the first steps to finding out what is bothering your horse. Schedule an evaluation with us and we can try to figure out the rest.