Eduardo De La Cruz

DVM

ABOUT

All my life I have admired the beauty, power, and versatility of horses. My dear uncle, Jorge De La Cruz, was instrumental in exposing me to such beasts. Our connection with his Paso Finos, Quarter Horses, and off the track Thoroughbreds was deep.

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Due to such, at the early age of 9, becoming an equine veterinarian became my life long goal and passion. So at the age of 20, my wife Margie, my daughter Frances, and I, left the island of Puerto Rico and started a new life in the USA mainland. From limited conversational English, to landscaping and house cleaning jobs in Florida, to USDA Food Inspection and Analytical Chemistry jobs in Georgia, and lots of schooling… the dream became true!

Once I graduated from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine, an opportunity at a great veterinary clinic in the West Coast, Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center, became available, so our next journey began in California. As an associated at LBEMC, I have the pleasure of working with great veterinarians, staff, owners, trainers, and of course, awesome horses.

Nowadays, I have strong interests in Podiatry, Lameness, Sports Medicine, and general Ambulatory Medicine. In addition, I am the Official Veterinarian for the California Horse Racing Board, Harness Racing Division, were I evaluate race horses’ health, fitness, and soundness, as well as conduct extensive drug testing to keep the sport safe, fair, and humane. In the end, my life long dream, life experiences, education, and the LBEMC Team, have given me the opportunity to assist in the well being of our beloved horses. May the dream continue…

SPECIALTIES & AREAS OF INTEREST

PODIATRY

LAMENESS

SPORTS MEDICINE

GENERAL AMBULATORY MEDICINE

ARTICLES by DR. DE LA CRUZ

horse-teeth Dr Eduardo De La CruzEducation Library
January 28, 2018

Doc, does it need to come out?

Equine dentistry has evolved over the years, and it has become an integral part of the yearly wellness exam. Without dental care, horses in captivity can develop tooth abnormalities, such…