Dr. Hermen P. Geertsema, DVM
Dr. Hermen Geertsema brings over 14 years of experience in horse health care and is our preferred veterinarian at Jaquima Ranch.
Hermen graduated from America's oldest veterinary college, the Ontario Veterinary College in 1994, following on from his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1989. He also completed the Canadian School of Horseshoeing and has a detailed knowledge and special interest in feet and hoof related problems.
Hermen pays special attention to the preventative aspects of health care, and advises on nutrition, vaccinations and deworming of all the horses in his care. When it comes to equine dentistry, he takes care to balance the general upkeep and required floating to maximize the life span of the horses' teeth.
In the event of a horse's sickness, Hermen's extensive practical experience covers colic related emergencies, lameness and hoof related problems, arthritis, melanoma, ultra sound, video endoscopy, on site surgery and beyond. He is on call 24 hours a day and can be relied on for prompt and effective treatment of all horse ailments and emergencies.
Always up to date with the latest technology, Hermen has recently added a portable digital x-ray system to his mobile lab, which provides instant on-site results of incredible quality. When appropriate we can forward digital photographs of an injury to him, allowing for quick diagnosis, so that intermediary care can be started even before he attends to the horse personally.
Hermen is an invaluable member of our team and we appreciate the dedication and expertise that he brings to the care of our horses.