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PHD Equine Veterinary Services specializes in veterinary diagnostics, treatment, and rehabilitation for the performance horse.  Dr. Michael Porter, an internal medicine specialist, sees clients at his PHD Treatment and Rehab center in Newberry, FL as well as providing mobile veterinary services to north central Florida and southeastern Georgia. 


Our mission is to set the standards of excellence for specialized veterinary medicine in the equine patient. In doing so, we hope to improve the long term health and well-being of every horse that walks through our doors! We are a purpose-driven company that aims to satisfy the client by bettering their horse.

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Dr. Michael Porter was born in Colombia South America, and grew up in Miami, FL. He attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate studies, and then moved to Gainesville, Florida in 1992.  In the fall of 1994, Dr Porter earned his Masters of Science degree studying reproductive physiology of the horse. Subsequently, he began his studies as a dual PhD and DVM student at the University of Florida and earned his DVM and PhD degrees in 1998 and 2001, respectfully.   


Dr. Porter completed a residency in large animal internal medicine at UF and earned the status of a board certified internist in 2004.  Later that same year, Dr. Porter joined the faculty at the UF college of Veterinary Medicine and developed the Mobile Equine Diagnostic Service (MEDS). The MEDS program provided referral level veterinary services to horses throughout north central Florida from 2004 until 2010.  


In 2010, Dr. Porter opened Performance Horse Doc veterinary services (aka PHD veterinary services) in north central Florida and has been providing referral level veterinary services throughout the state of Florida for the past 10+ years. In addition, Dr. Porter married Dr. Erin Gordon in 2010 and they are currently raising a son, Everett, and daughter, Ana, in Alachua Florida.



Dr. Devon Hodge has been practicing across Florida for the past 9 years, and carries an extensive background in equine medicine. She grew up in New Jersey competing on the Hunter/Jumper circuit, and graduated from Monmouth University with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Hodge then earned her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri, after which she completed a one-year internship at Carolina Equine Hospital.

Throughout her career Dr. Hodge has pursued advanced training in areas such as podiatry, reproduction, and acupuncture. As an FEI accredited veterinarian, she has worked at several nationally recognized show venues including The Hampton Classic, Wellington International, and WEC-Ocala. 


Dr. Hodge enjoys spending her free time with her three children, Reagan, Baron, and Trace, riding her OTTB Smokey, and doing CrossFit. 

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Our vision is to advance current technology regarding veterinary diagnostics and therapeutic modalities in the equine patient

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