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

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Mark T. Reilly, D.V.M., Diplomate ABVP (Equine)
Mark T Reilly, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

Mark T. Reilly, D.V.M, DABVP is originally from the South Shore area, having graduated from Abington High School. After attending the University of New Hampshire and earning a B.S. in Animal Science, he went on to Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from Tufts in 1991, Dr. Reilly set off to work on the East coast horse racing circuit with Dr. Richard Kester. He spent time working in the New York/New Jersey area and winters in southern Florida. He then moved on to work at Delaware Park, before landing on Cape Cod where he ultimately established a large animal ambulatory practice in 1995. After watching the racetracks in Massachusetts close in 1997, he combined his equine practice with a small animal practice, forming Mid-Cape Animal Hospital. For the next 8 years, Dr. Reilly traveled to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, and southeastern Massachusetts for farm calls throughout most of the year. Winters were spent in Florida working on young racehorses in training, as well as on horses competing at the Wellington Equestrian Festival. After a few years of searching for a location to establish an equine hospital, construction began in the spring of 2005 in Plympton. The South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center opened its doors in January 2006.

Dr. Reilly is certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Equine Practice. ABVP Diplomate status is granted under the approval of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties, an official committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association. While other veterinary specialties focus on specific disciplines or organ systems (e.g. ophthalmology, cardiology, etc.), ABVP diplomates demonstrate excellence in all areas of specialty care of the total patient. Currently there are less than 100 veterinarians that are certified Equine ABVP diplomates in the Unites States, including Dr. Reilly. He is the only ABVP certified equine private practitioner in New England.

Dr. Reilly has spent over 25 years working on competitive horses of all disciplines. He has worked on numerous Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses; some of which have competed and won in the Kentucky Derby (Fusaichi Pegasus, Saarland); the breeder's cup (Beautiful Pleasure, Storm Flag Flying); and the Hambletonian (Royalty for LIfe, Wings of Royalty). He has worked on National Finals barrel racers, Olympic level dressage horses and jumpers; as well as companion trail and pleasure horses. Dr. Reilly's professional interests include pre-purchase evaluations, lameness/poor performance issues (feet/shoeing, cardiac issues, joint injuries, airway endoscopy, Regnerative Theraipes- IRAP, Stem Cell, PRP), reproduction (artificial insemination—fresh cooled and frozen semen, reproductive tract evaluations, and pregnancy/pre-natal issues), LASER surgery, respiratory disease, diagnostic imaging (x-rays, gastroscopy, ultrasonography, MRI), preventative health care, and internal medicine. He has been president of the Cape Cod Veterinary Medical Association, as well as chairman of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association Large Animal Committee.

Dr. Reilly has presented numerous times at the AAEP international convention; in 2005 on a novel castration technique; in 2009 on business principles; in 2010 on upper respiratory disease; and in 2011 on new associates in practice. He has lectured and instructed wetlabs at the highly regarded Hambletonian Conference on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and also enjoys lecturing to veterinarians at local meetings, veterinarians in training and horse owners. When not spending time with his family and friends, he is an avid sports fan and played in a competitive men's baseball league on Cape Cod until the arrival of his daughter in 2013.