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About Valley Equine

30 Years of Experience

Valley Large Animal Hospital had its humble beginnings on Hamilton Ave in Campbell during a time when there were more fruit trees than people in Santa Clara Valley.  As the horses moved to the southern end of the county, Valley Large was moved to Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill in 1972 under the tutelage of the late Eugene Carroll, DVM until it was purchased by Richard McCormick, VMD in 1984.  Lori Kayashima, DVM was added as an equal shareholder when it was incorporated in 1988.  It moved to Lena Ave off of Highway 101 in 1991 and to its present location on No Name Uno just north of St. Louise Hospital in May of 2021.

Meet The Team

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DR. CHELSEA FISHENFELD 

DVM

Dr. Fishenfeld grew up as a working student at a barn in San Juan Capistrano, California helping ride anything from off the track thoroughbreds to green auction ponies.
She received her Bachelors in Animal Science at California Polytechnic University, Pomona where she was President of her Intercollegiate Equestrian team. She earned her DVM at Western University of Health Sciences, where she received the California Thoroughbred Scholarship & the Clinical Excellence Award in Large Animal Internal Medicine.
Her professional interests include lameness, chiropractic, endocrinology, and ambulatory internal medicine.

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DR. MADDIE BRUDOS

DVM

Dr. Maddie Brudos grew up competing in the jumper ring in Menlo Park, California. She took her childhood horse across the country to Mount Holyoke College with her, where she earned her B.A. in biological sciences. She went on to earn her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She then completed a rotating equine internship at SoCal Equine Hospital. She has special interests in ambulatory internal medicine, clinical pathology, and dentistry. When she’s not at work she enjoys photography, riding her horse, and spending time with her other animals.

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DAISY CARRASCO-BARAJAS

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Daisy needed hours to complete her veterinary assistant program at Central Coast College and landed on our doorstep in June 2016.  To our delight, she fit right into our team.  She has been an assiduous member--helping the doctors out on the road or in the clinic, always quick to lend a hand.

Daisy likes to spend time with her family in Watsonville and riding her horses.

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CHARLOTTE CASTRO

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Charlotte joined our team in February 2017.  Previously, she started in the veterinary field, switched to the human medical field, and then came to her sense and realized her true passion was with the four-legged animals and came to work with us.  We are all pleased that she made that decision!  ChaCha is not only industrious, she often serenades us with her humming while we work.

When she is not here with us, Charlotte likes to go trail riding. 

New picture coming soon. 

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WENDY BRASFIELD

FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR

Picture coming soon! 

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