DeHaven Batchelor, DVM
Born and raised in Central Florida, attending Winter Park High School, then Florida State University as an undergraduate majoring in Biology and Chemistry, with parallel studies at Florida A&M in animal science and on to veterinary school at Tuskegee University. His early education and interest in horses began in junior high school with riding and showing hunter/jumpers during the summer. After graduating from Tuskegee in 1974, he returned to Central Florida and began his career in a small animal/mixed animal practice. Shortly thereafter, he started Central Florida Equine Hospital as the culmination of his childhood aspiration to become an equine veterinarian. Since that time, the practice has expanded from a predominantly ambulatory practice to now include a clinic facility.
Over the last 30 years, Dee and his wife, Debbie, have bred and exhibited "Best in Show" winning smooth collies and also breed miniature paint horses. They both actively enjoy house remodeling (holding a state certified residential contractors license) and invest lots of their time in outdoor work and gardening both in Florida and at their farm in Tryon, N.C.
Lane Adams-Torres, DVM
Dr. Adams-Torres joins us from Meddleton Equine Hospital in New Mexico where she has been an associate veterinarian for the past year. Prior to working in New Mexico, she worked in Kentucky at Equine Services Surgical Hospital where she gained expertise in performance horses, breeding, dentistry, lameness, and surgery. Her participation in the AAEP farrier short courses, the International Conference on Laminitis and equine podiatry courses at Auburn University gives her abroad insight into the biomechanics of motion and lameness in horses.
Originally from Auburn, Alabama, growing up on her family’s farm and riding facility, she earned her degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. A rider herself, Lane enjoys trail riding and field trials with Tennessee Walking Horses. She is an outdoor enthusiast who also enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, and hunting and spending time with her two dogs.
Rebecca Adkins, DVM
Dr Becca Adkins is originally from Augusta, GA, where she learned to ride Hunter Jumpers as a child. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. During Veterinary school, her emphasis was in Equine Medicine and Surgery. Also, while in Athens, her riding transitioned into the wonderful world of Eventing, Dressage and Fox Hunting.
Following graduation from Veterinary School, she completed an internship at Reid and Associates and then continued on as an associate for an additional 2 years gaining invaluable experience at the high-volume equine practice in Wellington, FL. She has extensive experience and knowledge in surgery, sport horse medicine, and reproduction as well as preventative and emergency medicine.
In her down time, Dr Adkins enjoys riding her Percheron Cross, Lancelot. They spend their time schooling dressage or preparing for an event. It is also common to find them out on the trails. Her fur family is completed by 2 cats, Mica and Milkman.
Brenda Mans, Vet Asst.
A native of the Netherlands, Brenda holds an instructors certificate from the British Horse Society and is also a certified veterinary assistant. She brings many years of experience in the riding and handling of horses. She is in charge of the daily management of the in-patient horses, in-house labwork, radiographs and data management.
Amber grew up in Oviedo, FL riding horses, tractors and three-wheelers with her family, active in the Florida 4-H Youth Program and a member of the UF Equestrian Team.
A graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication with a specialization in Communication and Leadership Development, her background experience and ability to communicate effectively with clients, peers and management enhances our office efficiency and ability to provide excellent service.
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