Welcome to The Equine Center



Lindsay Boutwell

Lindsay Boutwell, a San Luis Obispo native, has a passion for caring for our patients and their people. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Ag-business with a minor...

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Alicia Uribe
Facility Maintenance

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Mikayla Reynaud

Mikayla Reynaud comes to our team with passion and drive for our furriest of friends! Mikayla, originally from Los Gatos in the bay area now resides in San Luis...

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Cassidy Scatena
ICU Staff

Cassidy Scatena is from Yerington, Nevada where she grew up on a beef cattle ranch. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Cal Poly...

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Kristin Dell

Kristin is aces at customer service and keeps everything at The Equine Center running smoothly.

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Joy Altermatt, DVM, MS, DACT

As a dedicated specialist in large animal fertility, Dr. Altermatt has performed thousands of transvaginal follicular aspirations in both mares and cows for oocyte transfer, ICSI and IVF cycles,...

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Vasil Yordanov
Animal Scientist

Vasil Yordanov received his degree from The Tracian University, Bulgaria in 2015. Prior to joining The Equine Center’s team, he worked as small animal veterinarian in his home city...

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Emily E Bardo, DVM
Staff DVM

Dr. Emily Bardo is a native Californian who grew up on the coast in Half Moon Bay. She studied Animal Science at Cal Poly SLO and then went on...

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James K Waldsmith, DVM
Practice Owner

Dr. James K. Waldsmith has owned and operated The Equine Center since 1985. His professional interests are thermography, sports medicine, rehabilitation, reproduction and preventive medicine.

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