Local Florida native, Dr. Sidney Chanutin always aspired to become a veterinarian. She decided to dedicate her life to horses and has been immersed in the equine industry since before owning her first horse at age eight.
Dr. Chanutin completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at Florida Atlantic University, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors. During and after college, Dr. Chanutin worked as a veterinary technician for a south Florida based equine practice where she assisted with patient treatments, administrative tasks, and USEF drug testing during the Winter Equestrian Festival show season. She pursued her dream of becoming a veterinarian by obtaining her doctorate at the University of Florida where she took part in the Florida Veterinary Scholars Program. Dr. Chanutin contributed to veterinary research projects by performing biomechanical testing, assisting in surgical prosthetic ligament placements, preparing cadaver limbs, and obtaining radiographs. During her studies, Dr. Chanutin contributed to the publications “Biomechanical Comparison of Four Isometric Prosthetic Ligament Repair Techniques for Tarsal Medial Collateral Ligament Injury” by Dr. Matthew Johnson, and “The Use of Venography with Inclusion of the 60* Dorsoproximal-Palmarodistal Oblique Radiographic Projection to Evaluate Perfusion in Non-laminitic Equine Digit Pathology” with Dr. Kimberly Meadows and Dr. Alison Morton.
Dr. Chanutin holds a certificate as an Artificial Insemination Technician and is Category II accredited through the USDA. In addition to being an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Chanutin is a FEI (International Federation of Equestrian Sports) Permitted Treating Veterinarian and a USEF Drug Testing Technician.
Dr. Chanutin enjoys spending her days working outdoors traveling to treat a variety of equine patients. Her primary veterinary interests include sports medicine and ophthalmology while she finds it especially rewarding to work on surgical and intensive care cases. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys her time in the saddle riding her personal horses or going fishing with her fiancé Shawn.