Anne Dewar, DVM

Dr Dewar with Walnut Ridge Pheadra, an Arabian mare finishing their first 50 mile Endurance race

Dr Dewar with Walnut Ridge Pheadra, an Arabian mare finishing their first 50 mile Endurance race

Dr. Dewar graduated from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, and settled in Avon after graduation.  She worked as an associate veterinarian at a private practice at Finger Lakes Race Track for the 2011 and 2012 race meets, caring for and treating Thoroughbred race horses.  Her experience in treating and evaluating subtle lameness, as well as the nuances of keeping an extreme equine athlete healthy and in top condition has motivated her to pursue certification with the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology  (ISELP).    She utilizes both the ISELP training and Race Track experience conditioning and competing her horses in Endurance races. 

Dr Dewar also has a strong interest in equine reproduction and genetics.  She enjoys working closely with local breeders, providing assisted reproductive techniques, ultrasound, and breeding management.   In addition, she has expanded Henderson Equine Clinic’s patients to include sheep, goats, alpacas, and llamas.  She has many years’ experience working with and for sheep and goat producers.  During her undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst she was one of the first students through the University of Massachusetts Camelid Studies program led by Dr. Steve Purdy. 

Anne’s spare time is filled with fox-hunting with the Genesee Valley Hunt on her Rocky Mountain Horse, conditioning for American Endurance Ride Council (AERC) endurance rides, and training her two dogs for obedience, herding, tracking, and flyball.  She is a Veterinary Control Judge with the AERC and is a firm believer in the importance of educating young people about agriculture (whether it be equine, ovine, caprine, bovine, porcine, or camelids), and loves to speak to students, 4-H groups, FFA, etc