Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5PM, and Saturday 8:30 AM-12 PM.
Ambulatory and surgical emergency service is provided 24 hours a day.
Philosophy of the Group:

Rhinebeck Equine LLP is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of the horse, while exceeding our clients expectations for compassionate care. We are driven to further the knowledge of our clients and staff, be leaders in the equine veterinary community, and provide the most current, skilled veterinary care for our patients.


Rhinebeck Equine LLP is an exclusively equine practice located in Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley about 120 miles north of NYC. There are many larger sport horse farms, as well as boarding stables and backyard family barns. The strong New York Thoroughbred Breeders program has encouraged the growth of many Thoroughbred breeding farms in our practice area.

The practice provides ambulatory coverage in a 50 mile radius, but the majority of clients are within 35 miles of the office. Our referral cases are primarily drawn from upstate New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut., though cases are seen from as far away as northern New England and as far south as the Carolinas.

The practice that is now Rhinebeck Equine began as a general practice in the 1940’s run by Dr. Kenneth Gumaer. Dr. Ron Miller joined in 1963 and cemented the practice’s reputation in large animal medicine and surgery. He retired in 1989. Dr. Paul Mountan joined the practice in 1969, bringing equine expertise and experience. A few years later, Dr. Louis Tumolo came to the practice, and in 1972 purchased and split off the small animal portion of the practice, which became the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital.

The remaining large animal practice was called Miller & Mountan. In 1978, Dr. James Mort was hired, and in 1983 Dr. Jeff Williams became an associate. They were soon admitted as partners, creating Miller, Mountan, Mort & Williams. When Dr. Amy Grice was hired in 1990, the practice was 95% equine, 5% bovine and small ruminant. With her admission as a partner in 1996, the practice became Rhinebeck Equine LLP, an exclusively equine practice. Most recently, Dr. Nina Deibel, long term associate, was admitted as a partner in 2006. Over the next few years, our exclusively ambulatory practice grew steadily, with the addition of another associate veterinarian in 1999, followed by a second in 2001. Demand from our clients, and strong practice growth fueled the decision to build a “State of the Art” hospital, which opened in November 2002. With the growth and expansion, Rhinebeck Equine LLP added two board certified
surgeons, and another ambulatory veterinarian.

The Hospital:

Our “State of the Art” 10,000 square foot hospital is an immaculate welcoming space in which horses and humans alike are comfortable and relaxed. Horses are seen at the hospital as both outpatients and as hospitalized in-patients. While they are under our care all of our patients receive personalized, compassionate care from our skilled team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and barn attendants.

The hospital building welcomes our clients with a comfortable waiting room and reception area. A conference room provides a convenient area for meetings, while offices for the veterinary staff, billing/accountingstaff, and receptionists offer functional space for running a busy practice. A lounge including a kitchen area, and a large pharmacy round out the hospital office area. Two large apartments for interns and visiting students are present on the second floor. The hospital clinical area has four 13 x 16 critical care stalls located close to the offices, with four 12 x 12 and two 12 x16 stalls in a separate attached wing. There are two induction/recovery stalls with an overhead hoist and monorail system associated with the spacious surgical suite. A comprehensive laboratory opens off the critical care treatment room, while the imaging room, additional treatment area, feed room, and multiple storage closets are located in the wing. The hospital overlooks a large meadow with four paddocks with oak board fencing for patient turnout when appropriate. There is a large parking area, a loading ramp for vans, and an area for trailer parking. A courtyard off the clinical area provides an appropriate area for lameness exams.

Field Services:

Rhinebeck Equine LLP provides comprehensive care to our patients in the field, whether the need is urgent or routine. We take pride in the high level of care and expertise that our veterinarians provide at their patients’ home location. Timely, progressive, high quality medical and surgical care in the field has been the foundation of our practice from its inception. Our ambulatory veterinarians are each equipped with portable X-ray equipment and ultrasound units on their specially designed vehicles. Digital radiography, digital ultrasound units, endoscopy equipment, Powerfloat dentistry units, and a focused shockwave unit are all available for use by the ambulatory staff. Discussion of cases among the veterinarians, and frequent consultations with our specialists, insure that each of our patients is receiving the benefit of the dynamic exchange of information between our talented team members.
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