Mark is a 1982 graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wooten has always had a passion for horses and utilizes his 33 years of experience as a practicing veterinarian to rehabilitate and restore performance horses of all disciplines. Dr. Wooten is a firm believer in injury prevention and treating the “whole horse” using therapeutic equipment such as the ECB Cold Water Spa, the EquiPulse Laser and the AquaPacer along with therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic services. Dr. worked in partnership with The Jaeckle Centre to create Equine Performax in 2013. According to Dr. Wooten, “Equine Performax provides the ideal service combination of Veterinary and Rehabilitation Services. We work to keep client equine athletes sound during their challenging competitive schedules and, in the event of injury, we work to accelerate the healing process with a variety of treatment and rehabilitative therapy options so they can go back to work as quickly as possible.”
Dr. Steve McBride
Dr. McBride has spent the majority of his career working on racehorses at different tracks up and down the eastern United States and has extensive experience evaluating equine soundness and fitness. In 2000, after working with Mitch Wapner, DVM in Pennsylanvia for seven years, he started his own practice, Eastern Thoroughbred Racing Associates. (For anyone who has not had the privilege of going backside at the track, you may not realize that racehorses are checked by their vet regularly, many of them daily. Good track vets are known to have some of the best “hands and eyes” in the industry.)
“I am extremely experienced at walking the fine line between minimizing downtime during healing, and ensuring that the equine athlete returns to competition healed well enough to compete at their previous level and healed strong enough to minimize reinjury,” said McBride.