Our COVID-19 Healthy Practice Procedures
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout most of the world, our thoughts and deepest sympathies are extended to all who have been affected by the disease. To ensure the health and safety of our clients and their horses, Miller & Associates asks that you follow the following Healthy Practice Procedures when we come to treat your horses:
If you are healthy with no signs of illness, please practice social distancing with the doctor and and staff on-site, including social distancing of at least 6-10ft, no physical contact, and appropriate hand washing. Each doctor will arrive with a skilled technician to handle your horse.
If you are ill, suspect that you are becoming ill, or have recently traveled to any restricted area, please do not attend the appointment. Doctors will keep you well-informed of results and treatment plans.
We remain available to you 24/7 in all of our locations, Westchester, Long Island, Wellington, and Ocala. Stay Healthy.
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We pride ourselves on being responsive to emergency situations, from urgent questions to after-hour farm calls.
Our veterinarians believe a proactive approach is the best way to achieve the goal of health and wellness for all of our patients. We offer routine care for our clients, including vaccinations, fecals, routine blood work and nutrition consulting.
Providing balanced nutrition is the basis of maintaining health, treating multiple conditions and enhancing the quality and duration of your horse's life.
Dr. Robert Barber, DVM
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Dr. Gretchen Syburg's love for animals started at a very young age. After completing her undergraduate education at Carroll University, she went on to complete her veterinary degree at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College in Canada. As the chapter president, she was very active in the AAEP and improving the equine program for fellow students and those to follow.
After graduating in 2016, she headed west to California to complete an intensive one year equine hospital internship at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center. There, she further developed her passion for equine sports medicine and regenerative therapies.
In 2017, she joined the team at Miller & Associates and continues to focus her dedication to the equine athlete in providing the highest level of care while pursuing advancements in regenerative therapies and treatments.
When time allows, she enjoys visiting family, spending time outdoors with her dog, Luna, and riding and competing in the jumper ring.
Dr. Kari Searls was born and raised Iowa City. She grew up riding locally, competing in Dressage and Hunter/Jumpers. Searls ventured east to attend UMass Amherst pursuing her undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary studies and a minor in US History. During her time at UMass she was a member of the IHSA Equestrian Team, and took on the role of team captain her junior and senior years. Searls returned to her home state of Iowa to complete her veterinarian degree, attending Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Before becoming a member of the Miller & Associates team, Dr. Searls completed her veterinarian internship at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, California.
Growing up in the Midwest, Dr. Pete’s early exposure to horses greatly influenced his educational and professional paths. After attending the University of Utah and completing his degree in Biology, he returned to the Midwest and received his veterinary medical degree from Kansas State University, graduating first in his class. He soon moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he spent the next 19 years developing his equine practice and raising a family. He currently resides in Ocala, Florida and services a multi-discipline performance horse clientele.
Dr. Kazakevicius is certified in veterinary acupuncture, equine veterinary medical manipulation and is currently working towards his certification in the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology. Dr. Pete’s professional interests include all aspects in the treatment and care of the performance horse with special interests in the recovery, physical therapy and rehabilitation of the equine athlete.
Personal time is dedicated to family and any opportunity to spend time in the mountains fly fishing.