About Us

Dr. Ross T. Russell

Dr. Ross Russell received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2009. Following graduation, he immediately took a position working at Pinnacle Race Course as an equine veterinarian.  Dr. Russell has a deep Thoroughbred background, as his father is a long time race horse trainer.  Beginning at a young age, he has worked in almost every position on the “backside”; groom, exercise rider, owner, trainer, and now Veterinarian.

He has continued his career with a focus on lameness and sport horse medicine.  He is also a certified Equine Chiropractor.  Dr. Russell works with many top-level show horses, race horses, and pleasure horses in the greater Tampa area, all the way from Ocala as far south as Naples.  His office/clinic location is in Wesley Chapel, FL.

When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and cheering on Michigan State athletics.

Dr. Gary A. Wilson

Dr. Wilson grew up with horses on his family farm and spent the first 17 years of professional career as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) treating horses. During this time, he came to find that many performance, injury and lameness issues stemmed from spine and joint issues. This led Dr. Wilson to pursue certification as an equine chiropractor.

Developing his skill at diagnosing and treating injured and lame horses for over 40 years of practice, Dr. Wilson can accurately identify any problems, reduce pain and keep a horse in peak condition. He has treated hundreds of show and performance horses, school horses, race horses and pleasure horses.

While chiropractic work with horses is his passion, Dr. Wilson is also available by appointment for routine medical issues and non-emergency illnesses. He can also advise on foot balance/shoeing, nutritional changes, and exercises and provide intra-articular joint injections.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine – 1980
AVCA Certified Equine Chiropractor, certified by the American Veterinarian Chiropractic Association – 1996
Maintains AVCA certification through continuing education.

Chiropractic is a family affair. Gary’s son, Matthew Wilson is the lead doctor at Ashworth Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Bailey R. Ziegler

Dr. Ziegler is the newest addition to the team as she joined our practice at the start of 2023. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in May 2022, and was the recipient of the ACVIM Clinical Excellence Award for Large Animal Internal Medicine.

She has experience at Canterbury Park Racetrack in Shakopee, Minnesota and Remington Park Racetrack in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma alongside her brother, who is also an equine veterinarian, working with high performance thoroughbreds and quarter horses. She is a wonderful addition to our practice and shows a special interest in sports medicine and internal medicine.

She is passionate about mission trips and recently returned from a week-long trip in Masaya, Nicaragua in December of 2022. She is consistently giving back to the community and demonstrating her love for all animals, large and small! We are so grateful to have this incredible veterinarian grow with our clinic.

Sarah Russell

Sarah Russell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University in 2009.  She has years of horse experience including several World and National titles with American Saddlebreds and Morgan horses.  She is a Managing Member of Russell Equine Sports Medicine LLC and the Owner/Trainer at Sarah Russell Stables in Wesley Chapel, FL.  When she is not working she enjoys spending time with Ross, Kellan, Peyton and her dogs, visiting family and cheering for the Michigan State Spartans!

Brittani Davison

Brittani Davison has been our Day-to-Day Operations Manager since 2019. She handles all inventory needs, Breeder’s Sale paperwork, and data entry for the clinic. Growing up, she bred, raised and barrel raced American Quarter Horses and American Paint Horses. Outside of office life, you can find her spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and their two kids at Disney World. She currently breeds Thoroughbreds and had a successful start at the 2021 October OBS sale where she sold her very first homebred.

Mackenzie Barenburg

Mackenzie Barenburg has been our Accounts Receivable Manager for Russell Equine Sports Medicine since 2019. Prior to her tenure at the vet clinic, Mackenzie served as the show groom for Solaris Stables, where she travelled across the nation alongside the esteemed competition team. When Mackenzie is not at work, she dedicates her time to furthering her knowledge through studying. Alongside her academic endeavors, Mackenzie cherishes her free moments spent with her beloved son, Everett and her horses.

Keegan Oswald

Keegan Oswald has been one of our clinics’ veterinary technicians since mid 2021. Keegan primarily works alongside Dr. Wilson and continues to broaden her already extensive knowledge of equine health and care. She has vast experience with sport horses and competes regularly with her horse “Frontier Bones”. Together, they were awarded Year End Grand Champion for the Thoroughbred Incentive Program at Fannin Hill. Keegan competes in three day eventing and occasionally shows in Classical Dressage or Hunter Jumper classes.

Jenna Latimer

Jenna Latimer is a remarkably skilled technician that joined our team in the spring of 2022 and has been an exemplary asset to our clinic. She has a deep passion for the well-being and performance of our patients. Working alongside Dr. Russell, she shows a clear dedication with long hours spent in an active clinic atmosphere, catering to the needs of horses and their owners alike. When she isn’t out in the field or immersed in her studies, Jenna shines in the Adult Equitation and Adult Hunter’s division. Jenna’s continued commitment to assisting in the soundness and performance of equine athletes makes her an outstanding equine sports medicine technician for our rapidly growing clinic.