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Dr. Patricia M. Hogan, VMD

  /    /  Dr. Patricia M. Hogan, VMD

Dr. Patricia M. Hogan, VMD

Equine Surgeon

Special Achievement

Biography: Dr. Patty Hogan has turned a lifetime of love for horses into a successful career as an equine surgeon attending to some of the most valuable Thoroughbred racehorses in the country. She is originally from New Jersey and obtained her veterinary education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992.

Dr. Hogan is the rare type of equine surgeon who is equally proficient in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery disciplines. The majority of her patients are referred for fracture repair, arthroscopy, or upper airway surgery. Although the bulk of her caseload consists of both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses, some of her most memorable patients have never set foot on a racetrack and are just as valuable.

Dr. Hogan has been instrumental in the success of the PTHA’s Turning for Home, Inc., performing many surgeries and consultations on retiring racehorses and thus allowing them to have the opportunity at a second career.