Co-owner and Founder, Dr. Lori Bidwell received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2001 where she also completed an anesthesia residency. She is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and massage therapist. Her internship year was completed at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington where she went on to head the anesthesia department after finishing her residency. In 2009, Dr. Bidwell moved to St. Kitts in the West Indies to teach at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She later returned to Lexington to develop an acupuncture service and work as an anesthesiologist for Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine. In 2012, Dr. Bidwell moved to Michigan to work for Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine teaching anesthesia and working with the Equine Lameness and Sports Medicine service. Dr. Bidwell not only cares for equine patients, she also practices small animal, with an emphasis on canine acupuncture. She avidly competes in the Adult Jumpers and Equitation and enjoys exploring the many locations she visits by hiking with her dogs.
Dr. Jillian Mills is a second year resident in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation at Michigan State University under the direction of East-West’s Dr. Duncan Peters. After earning her undergraduate degree at UC Davis in Animal Science & Management with an equine emphasis, she went on to work for the veterinary school's research and teaching facility, The Center for Equine Health, caring for lay-up for patients and working in the quarantine facility for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) for horses imported from Europe. Dr. Mills gained valuable experience in radiology working as a Specialty Imaging Technician performing CT, MRI and Nuclear Scintigraphy scans prior to entering vet school at UC Davis. Her residency research includes valuating biomarkers in equine synovial fluid and their radiographic association with osteoarthritis. She is a licensed FEI Treating Veterinarian. Along with her time spent in Kentucky and California, Dr. Mills has also been completing training through the University of Tennessee to become a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner.
East-West Equine Sports Medicine
Co-owner and founder, Dr. Peters is a leading authority on locomotor pathology, diagnosis, treatment, and managing sport horse health for optimum performance. He is a multi-discipline licensed Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI) Veterinary Deligate and is FEI certified in dressage, eventing, jumping, driving, vaulting, and reining. Lexington welcomes Dr. Peters back as he returns from his role as Director of the Clinical Equine Sports Medicine Program and associate professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Many of you know him from his tenure at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as the Director of the Sport Horse Division and his time spend developing Pioneer Equine in Oakdale, CA. Dr. Peters enjoys assisting clients manage their sport horse programs, and he actively competes in hunter/jumper shows, fox hunts regularly and partakes in fly fishing when time is available.