Alamo Pintado Equine was founded by Dr. Doug Herthel, DVM, and Mrs. Sue Herthel together in 1972. Combining a love for horses and passion for veterinary medicine, Alamo Pintado Equine remains a clinic dedicated to scientific advancement and exceptional care, and committed to the family of veterinarians and staff that work together to deliver successful outcomes for our patients.
THE EVOLUTION OF ALAMO PINTADO EQUINE
Alamo Pintado's roots begin in the humblest of places. Long before our beautiful clinic, we started as a dream shared by Dr. and Mrs. Herthel during their time together at UC Davis, and evolved over the years into today's Alamo Pintado Equine.
From his days at UC Davis, where Dr. Herthel contributed to the advancement of colic surgery techniques to his early years in Los Olivos and the rural Santa Ynez Valley, he and Sue worked toward building Alamo Pintado Equine into what it is today. The key to Alamo's success has been the dedicated team of veterinarians that have worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Dr. and Mrs. Herthel from the beginning. Many of the same faces still treat patients at Alamo Pintado with exceptional expertise today.
At Alamo Pintado our most important asset is our team. We call them family because they are family. They bring with them extraordinary medical minds, decades of experience, a thirst for innovation and a total dedication to the patients we serve. We're incredibly proud of the team that has helped create Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center and the success we are able to bring to our patients.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Dr. Doug Herthel, DVM