Raised on a cattle ranch in Northern New Mexico in a family of horse enthusiasts, Doug Thal has been riding and training horses since childhood. He received his DVM degree in 1993 from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis on equine and large animal medicine and surgery. In 2010 Dr. Thal became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and is board certified in Equine Practice. Dr. Thal is very committed to client education and has published numerous articles on various aspects of equine healthcare. He also regularly conducts workshops and seminars on equine healthcare for his clientele. Thal Equine is a Full-Service Horse Hospital located South of Santa Fe.