South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center
Equine Veterinary Services South Shore Boston Massachusetts

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Linda J. Cimetti, D.V.M., C.V.A.
Linda J. Cimetti, DVM

Linda J. Cimetti, DVM, C.V.A., is from the South Shore town of Scituate, MA. She graduated high school from Thayer Academy in Braintree and went onto earn a B.S in Biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).  While at WPI she was an assistant investigator in her major qualifying research that developed bench top methods of measuring airway reactivity in cats using a non-invasive method of whole body plethysmography. This technology has since been adapted and applied for use in other species, including horses.  After college and during her first 2 years in veterinary school, Dr. Cimetti worked as an intern at the Genetics Institute in the Bone, Biology and Applications group. Her focus was in preclinical orthopedic research, investigating bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) and its role in osteoporosis and fracture healing. She also investigated the effects of nicotine and glucocorticoids on BMP-2 stimulated bone development. Dr. Cimetti graduated from Tufts University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2001. 

After graduation, Dr. Cimetti worked for a performance horse practice for four years focusing on preventative health, lameness and diagnostics, before joining Dr. Reilly in the spring of 2005.  Between 2001 - 2011, Dr. Cimetti was a clinical instructor at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine teaching Large Animal Gross Anatomy to first year veterinary students. She also participated in numerous hands-on training labs for first, third and fourth year veterinary students during this time.

In 2011 Dr. Cimetti completed her certification in Equine Acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Flordia. After 2 years of intensive study, she successfully incorporated eastern medicine into her veterinary practice. Following completion of her certification, in 2011, she took the first equine only veterinary spinal manipulation course at the Pasteur Equine Learining Institute in Ocala, Florida. Here she mastered equine spinal manipulation (chiropractic) therapy which complements the acupuncture therapy in managing her equine patients. She continued to teach the anatomy lectures and gross dissection laboratories for this veterinarian only course for the following 3 years. In 2014, she joined the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute (IVMI) staff and continues to teach equine antomy lectures and laboratories for their equine spinal manipulation therapy course.

Linda J. Cimetti, DVM

In 2001 Dr. Cimetti became involved in Project Samana, an outreach program of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) to provide medical and surgical services to the horse and mule population of Samana, Dominican Republic, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. For 10 years she annually traveled to Samana and volunteered her time, knowledge and supplies. She has dewormed, castrated and tended to the needs of hundreds of animals as well as helped educate local veterinarians and horse owners as to the proper care and use of their animals. She also contributes to horses in need on a local level, working with horse rescues and the MSPCA on an as needed basis.

Dr. Cimetti has given numerous talks to local and national equine groups (including pony clubs, 4-H and discipline and breed-specific groups); as well as presented at American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Denver on managing lower limb infections using a regional limb antibiotic perfusion technique. She has had advanced training in dentistry, ophthalmology, lameness diagnostics (Ultrasonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Scinitgraphy), equine acupuncture and spinal manipulation. She has developed and oversees the MRI service at South Shore Equine Clinic, utilizing one of only 21 standing units in the country.

Her professional interests include lameness diagnosis, diagnostic imaging (Ultrasound, MRI), acupuncture therapy, spinal manipulation, podiatry, ophthalmology, and dentistry. In her free time she enjoys running, skiing, reading, going to the beach, gardening and spending time with her family and dogs.