Meet Carolina Equine Hospital’s Newest Veterinary Associate, Dr. Nick Lavie!
Carolina Equine Hospital is a growing team of expert equine health professionals dedicated to providing excellent service and care. As the needs of our clients grow, so too must our staff. We would like you to join us in welcoming our newest doctor, Dr. Nick Lavie!
Let’s get to know Dr. Lavie a little better. We provided him with a brief Q&A to learn more about his background and interests. Here were his responses.
Ashley – Where are you from, and where do you live now?
Nick- I am from Covington, LA, just north of New Orleans. I will be living in Browns Summit.
A- Where did you attend vet school?
N- I attended Louisiana State University. Geaux Tigers!
A- What do you like to do in your free time?
N- My wife and I like to hike and backpack in our free time.
A- What is your favorite food?
N- My favorite food is any of the Louisiana staples (gumbo, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya).
A – Please tell us an interesting fact about you
N- An interesting fact is that my wife and I backpacked the Inca Trail in Peru in August 2019.
A – Now on to the work- related ones!
When did you develop your interest in horses?
N-I grew up pleasure riding and working as a camp counselor at a horseback riding camp. I continued to develop my interest in equine medicine at LSU where I worked in the Equine Health Studies Program assisting in research and working as an assistant in the Equine Hospital and Scintigraphy Unit.
A – Do you have any of your own horses?
N- I do not have any horses at this time. I currently have a dog and my wife has two cats.
A – Where did you do your internship?
N-I did an internship at Weatherford Equine Medical Center in Weatherford, TX in 2014-2015.
A – What is one thing you feel is very important for horse owners to know about caring for horses?
N- I think it is very important for owners to know that the horse’s success and health is a team effort and everyone plays a vital role. It is important to have open communication between the owner, rider, veterinarian, farrier, nutritionist, etc. in order to provide the best care for the horse.
Dr. Nick Lavie joins a team of providers at Carolina Equine Hospital that is passionate about equine health. From routine check-ups and vaccinations to reproductive services and acupuncture, CEH has the equipment, experience, and expertise to provide the best care possible for your horse. If your horse needs medical services or you would simply like to schedule a routine check-up, you can request an appointment online.