Author Archives: Melanie

Finding Nutritional Value!

This past year, McKee-Pownall has started doing nutrition consultations for patients with specific medical or performance issues.  We’ve found it to be very helpful to provide some medical guidance for our clients and patients, and rewarding to work together with … Continue reading

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The Final Exam

When I took my national board exams in school to qualify to be a veterinarian, I thought to myself, “This is the last real test you will ever have to take!” Then I found myself taking the California State Board … Continue reading

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Adventures in Acupuncture?

Since my last post, I have worked on quite a lot of horses with various problems but mainly great outcomes. A racehorse I worked on did exceptionally well in a big race at Mohawk racetrack, a navicular horse improved his … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Continues…

I just finished my first on site equine acupuncture course at the Chi Insititute in Reddick, Florida, and I am very excited to get started helping my patients. We learned an awful lot of material- starting at 8:30am every morning … Continue reading

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What is Acupuncture?

So, what is acupuncture and how does it work? Acupuncture is literally translated into “placement of needles” and has been in use for centuries (see previous notes). First, an explanation of what acupuncture is and a little bit of background … Continue reading

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Acupuncture

I am an associate veterinarian with McKee-Pownall Equine and I work at our Campbellville location. While I enjoy all aspects of equine practice, my special love is for lameness diagnosis and treatment and the medicine of treating equine athletes. I … Continue reading

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