Drs. Wes Sutter and John Cummins have joined together to open Kentucky Equine Hospital in Simpsonville, Ky. Kentucky Equine Hospital seeks to merge practical expertise with superior clinical care by providing state-of-the-art imaging techniques, lameness evaluations and a surgical referral center. Drs. Sutter and Cummins have a combined 58 years of experience caring for some of the nation’s top competition horses across a variety of disciplines.
Dr. Cummins graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and subsequently began his veterinary practice specializing in equine lameness and sports medicine.
Dr. Sutter received his veterinary degree in 2000 from Colorado State University and completed his surgical residency at The Ohio State University in 2004. Dr. Sutter is doubled boarded in Surgery and in Rehabilitative and Sports Medicine.
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Wesley Sutter, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, is the co-owner of Kentucky Equine Hospital. Dr. Sutter was born in Lander, Wyoming. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Colorado State University in 1997 and his veterinary degree in 2000. Following veterinary school, he completed a one-year rotating equine surgery and medicine internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky. He then completed a surgical residency at The Ohio State University, where he later served as an assistant professor in equine orthopedic surgery before entering private practice as a surgeon at Ocala Equine Hospital, in Florida. After five years at Ocala Equine Hospital, he co-founded Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine, also in Lexington. He then joined Rood & Riddle as a surgeon in 2018. His primary interests are in equine orthopedics, upper respiratory surgery, and lameness.
Dr. Bridget Mason obtained her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University. Her lifelong passion for horses led her to pursue veterinary medicine; her early riding career was spent learning to ride sport horses then started riding and showing saddleseat. Following graduation, she completed a one year internship at Equine Services. Following her internship, she worked outside Indianapolis for a year as a mixed animal practitioner. She then returned to her home state of Ohio and joined Sharon Center Veterinary Hospital in Medina where her main focus was equine ambulatory practice.
Her professional areas of interest include reproduction, preventative medicine, and dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog Titan, riding when she has the chance, and cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes.
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Dr. Erica Tolar received her DVM in 2003 from the University of Illinois, then moved to Tennessee and completed a rigorous internship in small animal medicine. She returned to the University of Illinois, and completed a 3-year ophthalmology residency. Erica is board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Dr. Tolar’s additional study interests include equine as well as small animal corneal diseases, which have led to several publications and lectures. Dr. Tolar is thrilled to be in Louisville and works at Blue Pearl solving the eye problems of small animals and makes ambulatory visits and is available to see equine patients at Kentucky Equine Hospital.