Dr. Benjamin Flakoll


Dr. Benjamin Flakoll has joined our veterinary team for his internship year. Dr. Flakoll was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. He grew up riding and training horses in show jumping and classical dressage and discovered his love of veterinary medicine while assisting veterinarians from the United Sates on Rural Area Veterinary Services trips to Nicaragua. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Brown University and then took a gap year before attending veterinary school. During his gap year, he attended Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in California and apprenticed with farrier Erek Grohs in Oregon. He continued working as a farrier throughout veterinary school and earned his DVM from Cornell University. His main areas of interest are podiatry and sports medicine. In his spare time Dr. Flakoll enjoys reading, riding, and blacksmithing.


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Ambulatory and hospital emergency service is provided 24 hours a day.

Rhinebeck Equine


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  • "Dr. Sotela is fantastic and has always been incredibly kind and patient with my mare, Mira. In May, Mira had to have surgery at the clinic for a soft tissue sequestrum. Dr Gus and the staff were wonderful to deal with."
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