Dr. Kirstin Bubeck specializes in lameness evaluation and treatment, advanced diagnostic imaging, and orthopedic and respiratory surgery. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011, and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013. Dr. Bubeck earned her veterinary degree from the University of Hannover, Germany in 1997, and then worked at the university’s equine hospital as a staff veterinarian where she completed a postgraduate degree with her thesis titled “Pulmonary Wedge Pressure During Treadmill Exercise in Healthy Horses and Horses with Mitral Valve Insufficiency” in 2001. She came to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for her Large Animal Surgery internship and residency with emphasis in equine sports medicine. After completion of her residency in 2009, Dr. Bubeck worked as a Large Animal Emergency Clinician and Surgeon at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, as a Clinical Instructor for Equine Surgery and Lameness at the University of Montreal, and as a Staff Surgeon at the Equine Clinic in Kaufungen, Germany. She returned to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor for Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in June 2014. In 2016, Dr. Bubeck became certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation through the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Sturtevant, Wisconsin and is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors. Currently, she is pursuing her certification in Equine Acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida.