El Sol Equine Practice in Ocala, Florida is a full service ambulatory veterinary equine practice. Our emphasis is sports medicine, lameness diagnosis and treatments, wellness care, and preventive medicine.
“Improving Equine Performance and Health Every Day.”
Dr. Theodore Specht graduated from the University of Minnesota with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1970.
Going on to complete an internship with Oklahoma State University and a surgery residency at the University of Florida.
Becoming a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1993.
El Sol Equine Practice couldn’t function without its wonderful support staff. They keep our veterinarians in-line, on-time, and doing what they love, practicing veterinary medicine. Together, they make a great TEAM!
Nina was born and raised in New Hampshire. Nina attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 2014. After graduation she moved to Ocala to pursue her career in horses. Nina moved to Ocala to pursue a horse-filled life. She enjoys riding for a hunter-jumper barn, lessons on her mothers dressage horse, and galloping at the track. She and her dog Darla can be found running around all over Ocala. Nina joined El Sol Equine Practice in the fall of 2015.
Kyra Coughlin grew up in Griswold, Connecticut on a small horse farm. She graduated from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in May 2016 with a bachelors degree in equine science and management. While in school at Delval, she developed a love for equine reproduction. She recently transferred to Ocala to pursue her passion in breeding and training horses. Kyra joined El Sol Equine Practice in June of 2016 as a veterinary assistant.
Originally from Lake Forest, IL. Equine experience started when riding at the age of 3. Eventually, competing across the U.S. in hunter/jumpers & dressage. Relocated to Florida to attend and Graduate University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Work experience includes, Manager of Accounts Receivables/Payables, Collections for Pharmaceutical Corporations. Worked over ten years with The Royal Lipizzan Stallion Show as Resident Trainer, Stable & Broodmare Manager, Technical & Bookings Director. Moved to Ocala when purchasing her farm with 3 Spanish Andalusians. Jennifer joined ESEP in August of 2016.
Stacie was born and raised in Southern Chester County, PA. She received her BS in Agricultural Science from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999. From there, she worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for several years before getting into sales. After coming to Ocala for the winter season in 2014, she decided to relocate to Ocala.
Stacie is also the owner of SBS Equestrian, which is a boarding and layup facility located behind the HITS Post Time Farm showgrounds in Ocala. It is also the home of her two very special horses, Rookie and Utah. She enjoys riding and taking care of her horses. Stacie joined El Sol Equine Practice in the Summer of 2015.
Former Employee Update
Best Wishes to Alaina Oleson on her new venture at Golden Ocala Equestrian Center.
Best Wishes to Mary Riccio on her new position and continued good health.
We wish Brittany Oliver the best with all of her future endeavors.
We would like to wish Lynde Johnson the best of luck with all of her future opportunities.
Best of luck to Alison Landes with all of her future endeavors.