About Us

Andris J. Kaneps, DVM, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Kaneps specializes in lameness diagnosis and treatment, equine orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, and sport horse rehabilitation and athletic performance issues.

Dr. Kaneps is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a 1978 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. He completed a large animal internship at Colorado State University in 1979 and completed his equine surgery residency at The Ohio State University in 1981. His doctoral research on palmar process fractures in foals was completed at the Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory, University of California-Davis in 1994.

Dr. Kaneps gained his sport horse practice experience as a competitor, horse owner and as a licensed veterinarian. He served as a faculty member of the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University and The Ohio State University and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis. As faculty, Dr. Kaneps?? research focused on equine sports-related injuries and rehabilitation.

An author of multiple scientific articles, Dr. Kaneps is a co-editor and author of Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery (2nd edition, Saunders 2014), Equine Exercise Physiology (Saunders 2007) and Clinical Advisor: The Horse (Elsevier 2011).

With Dr. Steve Adair at the University of Tennessee, he developed the curriculum for, and teaches in, the certification program for equine physical therapy that results in the designation Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP). Dr. Kaneps is outgoing president of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Kaneps has practiced in New England since 2003. He has worked with Parrott Equine Associates, an ambulatory sport horse practice based in Hamilton, Massachusetts and as a staff equine surgeon and clinician at New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center located in Dover, New Hampshire.  He started his farm call sports medicine practice in 2012 and makes calls throughout New England and the Carolinas.