Lindsey Porubovich, DVM
Dr. Lindsey grew up with horses in Arizona and always had a strong interest in veterinary medicine. After completing her B.S. in Agribusiness Science at Arizona State University, she moved to northern Colorado where she attended veterinary school. During her studies, Dr. Lindsey concentrated on large animal medicine, with extra-curricular activities including management of the Colorado State University VTH Foal Care Team and heavy involvement in the SCAAEP. She graduated in May 2015 and went on to complete a one year internship here at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital. She has since transitioned into a full-time associate position. Dr. Lindsey has strong interests in radiology, lameness, and emergency medicine. She also enjoys working with racehorses and performance horses.
Outside of working hours, Dr. Lindsey enjoys playing ice hockey, DIY outdoor projects, and trail riding her horse, Luna.
Michelle Bakker, DVM
Michelle was raised in the northeast where she enjoyed hunter pacing, eventing her Irish sport horse, and skiing. She attended undergraduate studies in mathematics at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY where she competed with the equitation team, alpine ski racing team, and also tried her hand at polo for a few semesters. Following her undergraduate degree, Michelle was a working student for a dressage trainer competing on the FEI circuit in NY and FL.
Michelle received her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where she continued to ride and compete with the university team as well as for a local charity riding organization for the disabled. While studying, she volunteered at an equid hospital in Morocco and has since had a keen interest in emergency medicine and field surgery in addition to her ongoing passion for sports medicine. In her last semester of vet school, she organized and ran a student education conference for vet schools across 15 countries covering topics of medicine, orthopaedics, practice in the third world, and emergency medicine. In her free time she likes to cook, sing, ride, travel, and soak up the sun.
Elizabeth Herrera, DVM (Fellow)
Liz grew up in Sacramento with all kinds of animals (dogs, cats, lizards, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.) but she credits her godmother for her love of horses. She started riding when she was 9 years old and often accompanied her godmother to local shows during the summer all the way through college. Liz earned her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science with an emphasis on physiology from UC Davis.
Liz stayed in Davis and received her veterinary degree in May 2021. She developed a strong interest in emergency surgery, especially in colic evaluation and management and laceration repair. She also has a budding interest in internal medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, Liz enjoys spending time at the beach, working on her many crochet projects, and hanging out with her family.
Tomas Gibert, MV (Fellow)
Tomas joins us from Argentina, where he grew up playing polo. He received his first degree in Biology, then later graduated from National University of La Plata with a Master of Veterinary Science. Shortly after receiving his degree, Tomas worked in Buenos Aires at an embryo transfer center for polo ponies and also took care of the mares/foals during foaling season. He went on to work as a polo club veterinarian traveling to Italy and Thailand. Along with a love for traveling, he also enjoys surfing and photography in his free time.