Dr. Abuja grew up in Spain, and went to Veterinary School in Madrid (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). After earning his doctorate, he completed an internship in Belgium (Dierenkliniek de Morette), and then worked in equine referral hospitals in Madrid (Spain) and Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Following a surgical internship and residency at Tufts University, he worked in private practice in New York and Virginia. In 2013 he became board certified in large animal surgery, and is currently seeking board certification in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Abuja’s main areas of research interest are minimally invasive surgical techniques and surgical implants. Dr. Abuja is available for outpatient appointments, elective surgeries and surgical and medical emergencies at the hospital. He also performs prepurchase exams, lameness evaluations, and surgical consultations. He enjoys the challenges of lameness diagnosis, sports medicine and multiple types of imaging.
Dr. Abuja is married to Dr. Leah Steinberg, who is also a veterinarian, and they have three small children. Things that Dr. Abuja enjoys include spending time with family and friends, traveling, and music.
Rhinebeck Equine, 26 Losee Lane, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (845) 876-7085
Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints or legs.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or tide force – known as Qi (CHEE) – believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in the body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of the body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow.
Today, many additional forms of stimulation are incorporated, including herbs, electricity, magnets, and lasers. Still, the aim remains the same – adjust the “vital energy” so the proper amount reaches the proper place at that proper time. This helps the body heal itself.
Inline Veterinary Wellness, New Milford, CT 06776 (203) 312-3235
Francisca Matthews has always been interested in alternative ways to help make horses’ lives happier and pain free.
She has been treating horses professionally since 1991. Francie is certified in sports massage, trigger point release, acupressure, myofascial release, Reikki I and II and ortho-bionomy. She draws from over six years of experience as a veterinary technician and continues to advance her education through home journals and seminars in the United Stated and Europe.
Francie has been an avid rider for over 30 years. She also loves hiking the trails with her husband, James, and their two dogs Boots and Daisy.
Francisca Matthews, PO Box 520, North Salem, NY 10560 (845)656-7265
Tyler grew up on a quarter horse farm in upstate NY. A second generation farrier, Tyler apprenticed under and then worked extensively with his father for many years shoeing equine athletes of multiple disciplines. He has been shoeing horse's for 25 years and prides himself on his ability to work with each horse's team of caregivers to find the best shoeing solutions for both performance horses and therapeutic cases.