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Dr. Cheryl Rahal
Dr. Rahal also came to Phoenix in February of 2002 with her husband, Dr. Neidigh and their daughter.
Dr. Rahal received a BS in Zoology from the University of Washington, Seattle in December 1988, doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in Pullman, WA in May 1994, and earned Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in August 1999 after completing a 3 year residency program in Equine Medicine at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of University of California-Davis.
Dr. Rahal’s primary interests stem from her personal equestrian experiences and include equine perinatology, equine exercise physiology, and equine geriatrics. Dr. Rahal’s area of expertise, perinatology, involves the medical management of high risk pregnancy in broodmares and the care of critically ill foals. Dr. Rahal’s expertise in equine sports medicine and exercise physiology stems from her personal experience in endurance riding. Finally her expertise in geriatrics has developed due to the aging of her own beloved horses.
Dr. Rahal practiced for 4 years in the Carson Valley of Nevada, working mostly with equine breeding farms, Arabian performance, Hunter Jumpers farms and the other regional agriculture such as sheep, goats and camelids (alpacas and llamas). Dr. Rahal spent her first two years in Arizona practicing her expertise in Equine Internal Medicine.
Although Equine Medicine had been her career focus, Dr. Rahal has altered her career path to fit the needs of her family. Dr Rahal practiced in small animal emergency and critical care from 2004 to 2007, utilizing her knowledge of the critically ill patient. In 2007 Dr. Rahal joined the team in small animal care at Desert Hills Animal Clinic, and in 2017 opened The Pet Wellness Center.
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