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Dr. Doug Herthel

Our Founder

An alumni of the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Herthel founded the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center together with his wife Sue in 1972. In 1995, Dr. Herthel is credited with revolutionizing the use of bone marrow derived stem cell therapy in equine patients, and continues to be a renowned expert in regenerative medicine and the Biological Approach to Healing. Committed to furthering the reach of biological medicine, Dr. Herthel developed Platinum Performance® in 1996 to speed healing in equine patients after orthopedic surgery. Dr. Herthel remains an integral part of Platinum Performance®, and is heavily involved in clinical research and product development.

Carter Judy, DVM

Staff Surgeon, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center

Dr. Judy achieved his veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Following an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University and a residency in equine surgery and performance evaluation at UC Davis, Dr. Judy joined the team at Alamo Pintado to continue his work in practice as a renowned equine surgeon. Recognized as a world leader in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Dr. Judy travels throughout the U.S. and internationally lecturing on the benefits of MRI as the gold standard in veterinary diagnostics.

Meri Stratton Phelps, DVM, MPVM, DACVIM, (LAIM), DACVN

Veterinary Clinical Nutritionist

Dr. Stratton-Phelps graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM in 1996, and completed her MPVM degree in 1999. After working as an intern at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, Dr. Stratton-Phelps returned to UC Davis for an equine emphasis large animal medicine residency. Dr. Stratton-Phelps was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Large Animal Medicine at the University of Georgia from 2005-2006, and remains an adjunct professor in the Department. She has worked as a clinical nutritionist with Platinum Performance® since 2006, and supports the Platinum Advisor Team in providing nutritional and supplementation recommendations, while also consulting as part of the product development team.

All Platinum Advisors hold a bachelor’s degree in animal science, agricultural science, or nutrition.

Platinum Advisor Team

With Best In Class service, the Platinum Advisor Team provides nutritional recommendations, answers and support. As athletes and animal owners themselves, they answer your tough questions, but most importantly they care deeply about the health of your animals.

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Caitlin, BS Animal Science Platinum Performance® Advisor since 2013

I Love Horses

"As a Platinum Advisor, I’ve been able to use my education and animal experience to help clients with personalized nutritional recommendations. I love knowing that I am part of something as important as their health!"