Dr. Bernard Fletcher
Bernard Fletcher DVM, is from Bennington, Nebraska. Dr. Fletcher attended veterinary school at Kansas State University, where he also worked as an intern in the equine department. He obtained advanced training in equine surgery through selective continuing education courses. He is certified in acupuncture through IVAS, and has also received advanced training in equine chiropractics. He has had a special interest in equine dentistry and oral surgery since 1984, when he first obtained specialized training in dentistry. In the last decade, he has pioneered techniques in local dental anesthesia that have revolutionized standing surgery and oral extractions – his publications on this subject were first published at the 2004 AAEP conference. He has also developed several radiographic techniques that have been instrumental in formulating proper diagnoses of oral disease in horses. He has been invited to lecture at many major equine dental conferences. Dr. Fletcher isco-owner of the Academy of Equine Dentistry, is also an associate editor for The Journal of Equine Dentistry.
Elizabeth has worked as a veterinary assistant for Equine Medical Services since 2001. She is certified in Equine dentistry from the Academy of Equine Dentistry, and does the majority of dentistry in the practice. She is currently enrolled in veterinary technical school at Vatterott College in Omaha, NE. She has been involved with horses most of her life and has participated horse 4-H and many other open events showing several different horses. She currently is training a new horse for competition.