Dr. Kristian Rhein, DVM, CVA | Empire Veterinary Group, Owner
Dr. Kristian Rhein is the owner of Empire Veterinary Group based at Belmont Park. Dr. Rhein is a renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of lameness and performance issues, attracting clients from all over the world.
After receiving his BS in Biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he attended North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. While attending veterinary school, Dr. Rhein spent his summers working at Overbook Farm in Lexington, KY. He then completed an internship in medicine and surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.
Upon completing his internships Dr. Rhein began practicing veterinary medicine in Kentucky serving farms, training centers, Turfway Park, and Keeneland Racecourse. He then moved to New York to practice at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont
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Dr. Keith Brown, DMV, DACVS | Brown Equine Hospital, Owner
Dr. Keith Brown received his undergraduate education from Otterbein College in Columbus, Ohio. He then attended The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001. After graduation, he completed an internship at Rood & Riddle Equine
Brown Equine Hospital is an emergency referral hospital that treats horses from across the United States and Canada. Brown Equine Hospital is highly regarded in the Draft Horse discipline and in Standardbred Racing and breeding. Dr. Brown is proud to work with some of the leading horses and harness racing trainers in the US and Canada.