Veterinary-StaffFollowing his lifelong passion for animal care and welfare, Dr. Werner attended the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine – studying under prominent veterinarians and New Bolton Center master farrier, Jack Anderson. While attending Penn, he also worked at racetracks and horse shows along the Eastern U.S. coast.

In 1979, he created Werner Equine to offer skilled veterinary care for horses in southern New England & eastern New York. Dr. Werner’s career has focused on lameness, Prepurchase examination, diagnostic imaging, equine welfare issues, wellness care, acupuncture and consulting on cases referred by veterinarians, trainers, farriers and others.

Serving the American Association of Equine Practitioners in numerous positions over 30 years, Dr. Werner was the 2009 President of AAEP. He worked with 2009 British Equine Veterinary Association President Chris House to help initiate the International Forum for Working Equids with funding from the AAEP Foundation and the BEVA Trust.

Currently involved in equine welfare and public policy efforts at AAEP, Dr. Werner is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association Welfare Committee. He serves on the board of the World Equine Veterinary Association and is AVMA Liaison to the Unwanted Horse Coalition. He participates in Project Samana, the working equid (horses, donkeys, mules, etc.) welfare project in the Dominican Republic.

Dr.Werner speaks internationally and has authored many articles on Lameness, Prepurchase Examination, Equine Welfare, Farrier-Veterinarian Relationships, Veterinary Ethics, Lyme disease and other equine practice related topics.

To maintain the quality of our patient care, Dr. Werner upgrades his skills and knowledge regularly by investing in advanced veterinary continuing education.

In 2013, Dr. Werner was elected to the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame sponsored by the American Farriers Journal.

Contact Dr. Werner by phone at 860.653.5088 or by Email