Alan D. Donnell, DVM
A native Texan and a 1984 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Dr. Alan Donnell established La Mesa Equine Lameness Center in Pilot Point, Texas in 1989. He dedicated the practice to the diagnosis and treatment of lameness in the horse show athlete. His outstanding knowledge and expertise, his personable customer service and never ending pursuit of excellence in the medical field of equine lameness has attracted clients from around the US as well as the world. He has been invited to serve as an official veterinarian to several FEI World Equestrian games.
With his desire to better serve the horse show community, he founded The Equine Sports Medicine Veterinary Truck in 2001. This mobile hospital-like unit travels across the country offering in-depth diagnostics and treatments for equine athletes. Dr. Donnell’s unparalleled skills and foresight have made him one of the most sought after veterinarians at many of the major horse shows.
Josh R. Donnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVSMR
Growing up as an avid calf roper from Canyon, Texas, Dr. Josh Donnell graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Following an internship at Goulbourn Valley Equine Hospital in Shepparton VIC, Australia, Josh became board-certified (DACVSMR) through the collaborative residency of Equine Sports Medicine, LLC and Colorado State University. He takes his expertise on the road with the Equine Sports Medicine Vet Truck when he is not at La Mesa Equine Lameness Center.
A talented cook, welder, cattleman, roper and all around great guy, Josh shares his life with his new bride, Dr. Cameron Stoudt Donnell.
David D. Frisbie, DVM, PHD, Diplomate ACVS, ACVSMR
Dr. Dave Frisbie is a Professor of Equine Surgery at Colorado State University in addition to directing the Translational Medical Institute and being a senior partner veterinarian in Equine Sports Medicine, LLC. As both a board-certified equine surgeon (DACVS) and equine sports medicine & rehabilitation specialist (DACVSMR), Dr. Frisbie has dedicated his professional work to active areas of research including cartilage repair, the use of biologic therapies such as stem cells and various joint therapeutics and novel surgical techniques.
In addition to mountain biking and eating dangerously spicy food, he enjoys spending time with his wife Myra and their two daughters.
Sherry A. Johnson, DVM
Riding and showing western performance horses as a youth competitor motivated Dr. Sherry Johnson to seek a professional career diagnosing and treating lameness in the equine athlete. After graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, she completed an internship with Equine Medical Center of Ocala. After one year of advanced diagnostic imaging training with Colorado State University, she transitioned into the combined residency program with Equine Sports Medicine. Her collaborative research under the senior veterinarians of Colorado State University and Equine Sports Medicine, LLC is focused on patterns of tendon healing and rehabilitation modalities related to tendon healing.
In her free-time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Tyler, and their mini-Aussie, Gus.