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About 

Dr. Kate Echeverria

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Dr. Kate's career path was influenced by her extensive background with horses. 

 

Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and competed her event horses while in college.  After college, Kate worked as a working student for Apple Knoll Farm. Kate worked with some great horsewomen who taught her how to manage and maintain soundness in upper level event horses. 

Kate than became interested in lameness and veterinary medicine during her working student job and decided to attend veterinary school. Kate graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and then completed a one year equine internship at Southern Equine Services in Aiken, South Carolina.  

 

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Dr. Kate is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Large Animal Internal Medicine.

Kate than stayed on at Southern Equine Service for one year as an associate before moving back to the Raleigh, North Carolina area to work at 3H Vet in New Hill, North Carolina.  While at 3H Vet, Kate changed her focus from lameness/sports medicine to internal medicine. Kate decided to return to academia and pursue an equine internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 

 

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During her residency Kate also achieved a Master of Science in Veterinary Medical Science in Veterinary Clinical Medicine. After completion of her residency, Kate joined Ocean State Equine Associates in North Scituate, Rhode Island as an associate veterinarian specializing in equine internal medicine as well as doing general wellness and emergency work.  

 

Kate elected to open her own ambulatory equine internal medicine specialty practice in May 2021 to be able to focus more on equine internal medicine cases.

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Dr. Kate is a diplomate of the ACVIM in Large Animal Internal Medicine (LAIM).

LAIM specialists do not replace, but rather support your primary care veterinarian to ensure the best possible treatment and care for your animal. When you or your veterinarian feel your animal might need a LAIM specialist, it is important to provide the specialist all of the diagnostic and treatment information already performed.

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Based on this history and the specialist’s initial evaluation, additional tests will be discussed. Depending on your animal’s condition, advanced diagnostic testing or treatments may include:

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  • Advanced laboratory testing of various tissue and blood samples

  • Biopsies of masses, internal organs, or bone marrow

  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) taps for neurological diseases

  • Diagnostic Imaging – ultrasound or radiography (x-rays) 

  • Echocardiography – ultrasound of the heart

  • Electrocardiography (ECGs) – electrical reading of the heart’s rhythm

  • Endoscopy – bronchoscopy (lungs), cystoscopy (bladder & urethra), gastroscopy (stomach), rhinoscopy (nasal cavity & guttural pouches of horses)

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Board-certified Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialists are highly trained veterinarians who are an important member of your horse's health care team.

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Asking your primary care veterinarian for a referral to a LAIM specialist doesn't mean that you don't trust your vet.

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Rather, it means that you are looking out for the best interests of your animal.

 

Not all medical problems require the expertise of a specialist. However, there are some cases when the second opinion of a specialist might be a benefit for your horse. Examples include:

  • The disease is uncommon, complicated or undiagnosed after standard testing.

  • You would like an informed, neutral second opinion.

  • The outcomes of the current treatments are not going well or as expected.

  • Your horse requires a sophisticated procedure that is offered by a specialist.

KE Equine provides specialty equine internal medicine diagnostics and treatment.

KE Equine operates in the southern New England region with prompt, compassionate, professional and knowledgeable service.

 

KE Equine is a completely ambulatory practice and travels to the horse for the internal medicine diagnostics and treatments. Dr. Kate and all necessary diagnostic equipment will come to the horse. 

 

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Our goal at KE Equine is the support and assist veterinarians as well as horse owners with internal medicine cases.  KE Equine strives to educate owners with equine internal medicine issues and assist them and their veterinarians with making the right decisions for their horses. 

KE Equine wants to help horses Feel Better and Perform Better. 

 

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If you suspect your horse may have an internal medicine issue please feel free to reach out to KE Equine or your veterinarian.