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Introducing Our New Book...

"Seeing the Whole Horse"

A Complete Guide To Horse Health, Lameness & Performance

274 pages written by Dr. Tom Schell, D.V.M., CVCH, CHN

Filled with full color pictures and detailed information to teach you how diet, stress, environment and genetics play into the process of inflammation. This book will become a de facto standard for equestrians who want to understand the interaction of internal and external factors in the health of their horse.

Helping Your Horse To Achieve Success

Applying our years of veterinary and research experience to assist the equine community through an understanding of lameness and health conditions with options for therapy to achieve a higher level of success. Secondvet.com was created to assist the equine owner through a better understanding of certain health and lameness conditions that impact their horses or pets on a daily basis.

Through the evaluation of all factors, from conformation, stress, diet and foot health, we help your horse to achieve a whole new level of success.


"At Secondvet, our goal is to evaluate your horse's entire situation.  Then provide education and understanding regarding your horse's medical or lameness condition, through honesty and straight forward thinking. We help you to see the problem and create new solutions to provide results and enhance health."


Dr. Tom Schell

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What Our Customers Are Saying

"Dr. Schell is Fantastic!"

"Dr. Schell is fantastic!  When my own vet and I had just about given up, I contacted Dr. Schell.  With his help, we pulled our horse through what seemed to be incurable cellulitis.  Within a month of our initial consultation, Microbabe was off all antibiotics for the first time in 4 months  and well on her way to health.  His many years of experience as an equine veterinarian really paid off for us.."

- Cindy Smith, Central Virginia Horse Rescue


"I have Dr. Schell and the Cur-OST® products to thank!"

"Respiratory issues have plagued my 5 yo futurity colt on and off since he was a yearling.  After visits to three different vets, two scopes, two rounds of anti-biotics, nebulizer treatments, and prescriptions of high doses of Ventipulmin and Dexamethasone, I still had a very sick horse on my hands.  I was truly at a loss and saddened that my young horse's performance career may very well be over before it even started. Through consulting with Dr. Schell, he explained to me why my horse was displacing his soft palate and how the respiratory distress and allergies could be connected with inflammation and poor gut health. Following Dr. Schell's recommendations with the Cur-OST® products, within 30 days my horse was new physically and mentally, returning to training."

- Jessi Quarles

 "Dr. Schell and Nouvelle Veterinary have been extraordinary!"

"Helping horses thrive and overcome health issues through proper nutrition and natural remedies is something Dr. Schell has perfected.  Having a horse with severe allergies and an autoimmune condition, I have witnessed this first hand!  Dr. Schell has helped Ikaria find the road to recover and has helped me to better understand the condition and the many factors that play into it."

- Natasha Acker


"Dr. Schell's services have been Invaluable!"

"I called Dr. Schell at a friend’s suggestion when my mare was having a dreaded “mystery lameness.” Several vets had given me their opinions as had several farriers. I had two sets of x-rays, no definite diagnosis, and a lot of questions.  Dr. Schell listened patiently to all of my observations and every thing I had learned from the vets and farriers.  He reviewed the xrays and looked at photos and videos of my mare.  He asked questions of a holistic nature…asking about her history, diet, supplements, hoof care and balance.  Then he took the time to analyze all of the information with me, focus in on what was most important, and recommend an approach to take with her.  In my case, the service wasn’t just a one time phone call, but many follow up emails in which Dr. Schell continued to support me in my search for answers.  Dr. Schell’s service has been invaluable in helping me to make sense of my mare’s situation, to get new ideas, and to maintain a positive outlook on her prognosis.  Thank you Dr. Schell!"

- Dena Owens

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Dr. Schell, (DVM, CVCH,CHN)

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The information presented on this site and through consultations is not intended to replace a veterinary diagnosis or proper veterinary attention. Our goal is to supplement current regimens, helping to educate and provide a higher level of understanding regarding health in horses and companion pets, interweaving diet, nutrition and supplementation to achieve a higher level of success.

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