Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro


 United States   

American Specialist in Equine Surgery & Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation

Dr. Gutierrez-Nibeyro has been around horses since he was four years old, and he developed an interest in a veterinary career while working on his family's cattle ranch in northern Argentina. As an equine surgeon at the Large Animal Clinic, he provides state-of-the-art surgical service for horses, including minimally invasive surgical procedures such as trans-endoscopic upper-airway laser surgery.

After completing bachelor's and veterinary degrees in Argentina, Dr. Gutierrez-Nibeyro moved to Los Olivos, Calif., for a one-year internship in equine medicine and surgery at the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center. He then completed a second internship and a three-year residency in equine surgery at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, a program of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, in Leesburg, Va. He also earned a master's degree during this period. He is board-certified in veterinary surgery.

Dr. Gutierrez-Nibeyro is especially interested in imaging and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries of horses. He has published studies of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of foot injuries in horses and continues to explore the use of interventional MRI for guiding cell and biologic treatments for soft tissue injuries.

At the college he enjoys teaching introduction to surgery, large animal surgery, equine lameness, and equine musculosketal imaging and interacting with students who are on the equine clinical rotation.