OUR VETERINARIANS

 

Dr Garth Lamb, DVMGarth Lamb, DVM


Dr. Lamb is a Las Vegas native who grew up around horses and competed in high school and collegiate rodeo, mainly in team roping events. He is a 1972 graduate of Colorado State University Veterinary School. He opened Desert Pines Equine Center in 1998 to offer the valley an equine medical and surgical facility in addition to ambulatory medicine.

Dr. Lamb's areas of equine medical interests are reproduction, podiatry, lameness, and dentistry. With 40 years of experience in equine veterinary medicine, Dr. Lamb has seen many changes in diagnostic advances and equine veterinary procedures. He enjoys reading and learning about new research and development. He looks forward to spring every year when he can begin breeding mares and flushing embryos. Dr. Lamb still works Monday through Thursday every week and sometimes Friday unless he disappears to his ranch in Utah.

Dr. Lamb spends his weekends driving the tractor around his 19 acre ranch in Utah. When not moving irrigation around the hay fields, he is fly fishing for trout in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado.

His immediate family includes his wife, Shari (a USEF official) and his two grown daughters, Brooke and Whitney.

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Dr. Leslie Schur, DVMLeslie Schur, DVM


Dr. Leslie Schur is a 1995 graduate of Michigan State University. She originally hails from the Northwest state of Washington where she was active in the equine community as a barrel racer in her youth. After completing an internship at Arizona Equine she moved to Las Vegas to join into practice with Dr. Lamb. In 1998 Dr. Lamb and Dr. Schur opened Desert Pines Equine Center.

Dr. Schur enjoys focusing on the “Equine Athlete” in a total body health approach to the performance horse. “I enjoy working as a team with the horse, their owner, trainer and farrier, to help them keep feeling their best. The better they feel the better they perform!” says Dr. Schur. “ It has been a pleasure to work closely with a number of equine athletes over the years and being an integral part of the team of professionals that care for them!” She enjoys the puzzles of difficult lameness cases and advanced diagnostic imaging such as; digital ultrasound and radiography.

Dr. Schur has served on the American Association of Equine Practioner’s Equine Welfare committee and is currently serving as the co-moderator for the Western Performance Horse Rounds for the AAEP. Riding on Dr. Lamb’s coat tails she has served as one of the official veterinarians for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo since 1996. In addition she serves on the animal advisory review board for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Dr. Schur is married to Darrell Moser and they have 3 beautiful girls who never leave a dull moment in their lives. The years to come will never be less than eventful chasing our girls down the rodeo trail! Whenever there is an extra moment away from Desert Pines Equine or helping mold her little barrel racers, she likes to actually sit in the saddle as well!

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Dr. Paola WessingerDr. Paola Wessinger, DVM


Dr. Paola Wessinger grew up on a small ranch in Southern California where her family raised llamas and alpacas.  She grew up riding and showing horses in the Temecula Valley area and fostered over 200 puppies for the local shelter during her high school years.  Dr. Wessinger attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences. While at Cal Poly, she gained a strong interest in reproduction while participating on a beef reproductive enterprise.  Following graduation, Paola moved to Glasgow, Scotland, where she attended veterinary school at the University of Glasgow.  During her time in the UK, she was able to travel to many countries both for pleasure and veterinary work.  Most notable, she participated in a 4-week program at the American Fondouk in Fez, Morocco, gaining experience with working equids, including horses, donkeys and mules. Following veterinary school, Dr. Wessinger completed a year-long rotating internship in equine medicine and surgery at Montana Equine in Bozeman, Montana.  She also had the opportunity to work with the doctors and staff at Desert Pines for a few months during her internship.  Dr. Wessinger is excited to return to Desert Pines as an associate veterinarian. 

During her free time, she enjoys spending time outside, hiking with her dog Ebony.

 

Dr. Tom Daugherty, DVMDr. Tom Daugherty, DVM


Dr. Tom Daugherty is a 1994 graduate of Oregon State University. He was born in Oregon and raised in Montana. After receiving his degree he worked in Oregon and Washington as an Equine Veterinarian. Then spent seven years with Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington Kentucky and seven more years as a solo practitioner. The years working in Kentucky gave Dr. Daugherty the opportunities to travel to Dubai and South American for horse racing related activities.

Dr. Daugherty enjoys working on all aspects of the horse, his areas of focus are reproduction, emergency medicine and dentistry. Dr. Daugherty has pursued continuous education and has been recognized and published for his work in equine dentistry. He has been a facilitator for the American Association of Equine Practitioners table topics on Equine Dentistry. He currently is working with the AAEP as an educator traveling to various Veterinary Schools, with in the United States and the Virgin Islands, to teach Equine Dentistry.

Dr. Daugherty is married to Julie Roberts-Daugherty, a registered nurse. They currently own three horses that have not yet arrived in Nevada. Dr. Daugherty was the navigator for a pair of FEI combine driving horses while practicing in Kentucky, but hopes to add at least one more horse to the family so that he may learn to team rope.

Dr. Daugherty is excited about moving to Las Vegas and sharing his 21 years of experience with his coworkers and the equine community. Nigel, Dr. Daugherty’s Jack Russell/Rat Terrier, will be traveling to appointments to handle public relations.

 

Wyatt Winchell, DVMWyatt W. Winchell, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons


Dr. Wyatt Winchell was raised in northern Nevada. His love of horses developed early in life while growing up on his family’s cattle ranch in Starr Valley. Dr. Winchell is a graduate of Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he completed a one year internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY. This was followed by a three year surgical residency program at The Ohio State University where he continued to develop his skills in surgery and lameness. After his residency training, Dr. Winchell was hired at The Ohio State University as a clinical instructor in orthopedics and emergency & critical care. Prior to joining Desert Pines Equine Medicine and Surgical Center Dr. Winchell has spent time working in two private referral practices, Valley View Animal Hospital in Dover, OH and Brazos Velley Equine Hospital in Navasota , TX. Dr. Winchell has strong interests in lameness, arthroscopic surgery, upper airway surgery, and performance problems.

Dr. Winchell is married to Dr. Suzanne Hunter. Together they have two boys, Wade and Brody. In Dr. Winchell’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, riding, fishing, and hunting.

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Dr. Darla Moser, DVMDr. Darla K. Moser, DVM


Dr. Darla K. Moser grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She grew up barrel racing and rodeoing throughout Nevada and Southern Utah. In 2002, Dr. Moser started working at Desert Pines Equine Center as an assistant and became a licensed technician. Thereafter, she obtained her Bachelor’s of Animal Science in 2007 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 degrees at Colorado State University. During her collegiate career she worked as an equine emergency technician for CSU, an orthopedic research center surgery technician at CSU and a bovine artificial insemination technician for Schleining Genetics, LLC during the school year. Making sure to come home to work at Desert Pines Equine Center over winter and summer breaks.

After graduation, she completed an equine internship with strong surgical focus at Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center in Cave Creek, AZ. Dr. Moser then completed a large animal surgical residency at Oklahoma State University with an equine focus. Her residency research focused on regional limb perfusions and how to better treat distal limb sepsis in our equine patients.

In all of her “spare time” she enjoys spending time with family, riding horses and kickboxing. Her interests are in equine soft tissue surgery, equine critical care and lameness.

 
OPHTHALMOLOGY


Dr. Weinstein, DVM,MS

Dr. Weinstein, DVM, MS

Dr. Weinstein, DVM, MS is a veterinary specialist from the Las Vegas Veterinary Referral Center who works with our veterinarians on complex equine ophthalmology cases. He is available to travel to our clinic for exams and procedures. Please visit the LVVRC website for further background information.

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