Peter Heidmann, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Peter Heidmann grew up working with horses and other livestock in southern New England and learned horsemanship from farmers experienced in driving draft horses. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he also completed a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration on Epidemiology. After veterinary school, Dr. Heidmann trained under a diverse array of equine veterinary experts during an internship at Arizona Equine, a fellowship at Oregon State University, and a residency at the University of California, Davis. He credits his mentors for instilling a great depth of understanding of many types of equine athletes; his insight into equine medical conditions, both common and rare, owes a great deal to their wisdom and experience.
In 2006, Dr. Heidmann founded Montana Equine, a comprehensive medical and surgical practice with locations of Billings, Bozeman, and Helena, Montana. Dr. Heidmann continues to operate Montana Equine as Hospital Director and Head of Internal Medicine while not in Wellington, Florida, during the summer, spring and fall months.
As Head of Internal Medicine at Palm Beach Equine Clinic, Dr. Heidmann is a primary care veterinarian, sees referrals and consults on cases in Florida and around the world. In addition to treating illness, he also helps diagnose and treat subtle performance-limiting conditions in top equine athletes, helping them to reach their full potential.
Dr. Heidmann provides seminars on internal medicine topics for horse-owners and veterinarians, and has served as an expert witness in many legal, welfare, and insurance cases. He consults around the world on challenging medical cases, and has served as the Primary Consulting Medicine Specialist for the Pan American Games.
News and Research by and in Collaboration with Dr. Peter Heidmann
- Horse communities worried about virus outbreak that’s like COVID-19
- The Scoop on Runny Poop: Diarrhea in Horses
- Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition
- Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia: Clinical Findings, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention, Clinical Techniques in Equine Practice, Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2006, Pages 203-210
- Myopathy in American miniature horses, Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Volume 5: Water Pollution, Volume 38, Issue 3, 2006, Pages 272-276
- Laboratory measures of hemostasis and fibrinolysis after intravenous administration of E-aminocaproic acid in clinically normal horses and ponies, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Volume 66, Issue 2, February 2005, Pages 313-318
- Pyloric stenosis with reflux oesophagitis in a Thoroughbred filly, Equine Veterinary Education, Volume 16, Issue 4, August 2004, Pages 172-176
- Healthy pets, healthy people, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, August 1999, Pages 335-338
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