Ridgefield Equine Clinic  20913 NE 15th Ave
Ridgefield WA 98642

 Clinic hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  24 hour Emergency Service.


Our Veterinarians

Dr BrintonMeg R. Brinton, DVM

Dr. Brinton is a 1987 graduate of Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a board member of both the Oregon Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association and the Friends of Vancouver Mounted Patrol.

She started Ridgefield Equine Clinic in 1989. Her focus includes sports medicine (racehorses, dressage, jumpers, barrel horses). Reproduction is also a special interest – the clinic has been expanded to accommodate semen collection, artificial insemination, etc.

Dr. Brinton is an avid dressage rider, and enjoys trail riding and travel. She also breeds and races Thoroughbred horses with her husband, trainer Nick Lowe. Meg and Nick share their home in Ridgefield with their lovely dog Marta, a Cairn Terrier.

Anne Marie Ray, DVMAnne Marie Ray, DVM

Dr. Ray pursued her Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She then achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas.  Prior to joining our team, she completed a one year internship at Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Centre.  Her areas of interest include dentistry, reproduction, preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery and lameness evaluations.

A native of Austin, Texas, Anne first came to the Northwest when she joined Ridgefield Equine.  She is settling into her new home with her dog Aidan.

Dr Alice BrintonAlice B. Lombard, DVM

A Pacific Northwest native, Dr. Lombard attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate degree and Washington State University for veterinary school. Equine veterinary medicine has been the focus of much of her life, riding along with her aunt, Dr. Meg Brinton, since she was six years old! She has also spent time working at many of the large equine practices around the country and has observed a wide variety of approaches.

Dr. Lombard loves working with horses of all kinds, especially sport horses including race horses. She has a passion for working on difficult lamenesses and keeping horses sound, happy, and performing well.

Beyond her love of horses, alpacas, and veterinary medicine, Dr. Lombard also enjoys hiking in the beautiful northwest with her husband and dogs. She is very excited to be at Ridgefield Equine and is eager to bring her breadth of knowledge to the practice, clients, and patients!

Our Support Team

Joyce RatliffJoyce Ratliff - Office Manager

Joyce grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. She developed her love of horses while showing her Appaloosa mare, Redstick Squaw. Joyce graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. She then married her high school sweetheart and moved to the Pacific Northwest where she began a career in home health care management.

Joyce became a full-time mom once her first child was born. She has two children, both of whom are now in college. Joyce has always been passionate about animals and people. She is thrilled to be working with Ridgefield Equine Clinic where she can work around horses and utilize her management skills and experience.

In her free time, Joyce enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs. She also enjoys jazzercise and tennis.

Kelsey DunkelKelsey Dunkel - Veterinary Technician

A true local, Kelsey grew up in Clark County.  After attending Linn Benton Community College, she began pursuing a career in the veterinary field.  Spending two years riding for her school and learning horse management in Intercollegiate Horse Show Association events, Kelsey brings her valuable experience as a horseman to our practice and is a fantastic addition.

When she isn't at the clinic, Kelsey can be found spending time with her Arab mare, Gypsy, or drawing and painting.


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