Dr. Rachel Buchholz is a senior associate veterinarian at NWEP. She is originally from Howell, Michigan and has been around horses for as long as she can remember. She rode a variety of disciplines growing up and showed her horse Romeo all-around on the Pinto circuit to multiple regional and national titles.
She has aspired to become an equine veterinarian since childhood and attended Michigan State University receiving both her Bachelors in Animal Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. During her time at MSU she worked at the world renowned Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center with Dr. Hilary Clayton and Dr. Narelle Stubbs studying equine spinal anatomy, pathologies, and therapies. She also spent time at various equine clinics in Texas and Australia focusing on equine sports medicine. Following veterinary school she moved west, and has been with NWEP since.
Dr. Buchholz splits her time between clinic cases and farm calls/ horse shows. She also runs the NWEP standing MRI providing diagnostic imaging support and treatment/ rehabilitation advice for our clients and referring veterinarians.
Dr. Buchholz’s professional interests include equine physiotherapy, advanced diagnostic imaging and western performance horse issues.
When not at the clinic, Rachel enjoys wine tasting, MSU Spartan football, and trips to the Oregon coast with her husband Jake and her dogs Rosalie and Westley. (Source)