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.