Meet Our Veterinary Team
Dr. Michael Hoge DVM, ISELP Certified:
Mike Hoge was raised in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley, where he was active in the AQHA youth division, Junior and High School Rodeo and 4-H. His first job at 11 years of age was with his mentor C.G. Dewell DVM.
After graduation from CSU he moved to Southern California and worked with race training and breeding barns. He established and an Equine Embryo Transfer facility and was a reproductive consultant at the San Diego Zoo. Later in his career his practice was primarily Performance & Pleasure horses with a focus on lameness.
“The frustration with an ambulatory equine practice is the limited time availability, often a treatment is rendered with minimal diagnostics”. This frustration evolved into continued education of equine anatomy, biomechanics, imaging and regenerative medicine (stem cells). Currently he lectures and teaches ultrasound at veterinary conferences.
Stephanie acquired an Associate In Science Degree in Nursing in 2007. She has actively competed in equestrian events since the age of four and currently competes and gives lessons in Rodeo Events. She has been with Murrieta Equine since 2009.
Bobbi Kushner grew up competing in Junior and High School Rodeo, Barrel Racing and 4-H. She graduated in 2017 with a Degree of Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology from Platt College. She enjoys all the equine athletes from all different disciplines we have the pleasure of working with here at Murrieta Equine and being a part of the progress in their careers.
Catherine has lived in inland valley all her life with strong ties to the local 4H and FFA clubs. She graduated from Carrington College with an Associate degree in science and completion of the Veterinary Technician program in 2018 and joined our team shortly after.