Backstretch Veterinary

Massachusetts Equine Veterinarian

An exclusively Equine practice, Backstretch Veterinary is an ambulatory practice with emphasis on Sports Medicine and general care for horses. We cover the North Shore and MetroWest, MA areas to points just west of 495 and will travel for referral cases. 

Phone: 978-891-5780
Emergency: 508-473-6793
Fax: 978-891-3282


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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The veterinarians and staff at Backstretch Veterinary are all lifelong horsewomen who are focused on providing the most exemplary care and service for all of our clients and their horses - from the upper level athlete to the backyard pasture horse.  Our commitment to a collaborative approach both within our practice and with experts in various fields of equine veterinary medicine coupled with our passion for continuing education sets us apart.

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Suzanne M. Loheac, DVM
    Dr. Suzanne M. Loheac, DVM
    VETERINARIAN

    Dr. Loheac is a 1993 graduate of Skidmore College and a 1998 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation Dr. Loheac went to work at Suffolk Downs and Rockingham Park as a commission veterinarian. This is where she met Dr. Erica Fuller and shortly thereafter became an associate veterinarian for her equine practice, Backstretch Veterinary. A few years later Dr. Fuller changed careers and Dr. Loheac took over the reins at Backstretch. Dr. Loheac main interests are Equine Sports Medicine including alternative therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic as well as injury rehabilitation for horses. She is certified in Equine Acupuncture, Spinal Manipulation (Chiropractic), Tui Na (A Chinese form of massage and acupressure) and Equine Performance Medicine and Rehabilitation.  From the age of five Dr. Loheac was an avid hunter/jumper rider competing up and down the East Coast until having a family. Most recently she has gotten back in the saddle experimenting with Polo. In her spare time, she likes to travel with her family enjoys taking care of the variety of animals on her farm.

  • Jean Ruhan
    Jean Ruhan
    OFFICE MANAGER

    Jean Ruhan has been with Backstretch Veterinary for over 27 years as the office manager who holds everything together for the practice. She has a long history with horses showing mainly Hackney ponies and Saddlebreds, but has also dabbled in breeding and showing Norwegian Fjords in combined driving and driving/showing miniature horses. Now she spends time with her granddaughter who is riding and showing.

Testimonials

  • Quality of care and knowledge is outstanding!

    - Wister C.
  • I can't say enough about the Backstretch team! With their knowledge and experience, I trust them wholeheartedly. The kindness they show, not only to my horse, but to me, is top notch in my book. Thank you BSV team for all you do!

    - Jackie W.
  • We love this doctor and staff is amazing as well. We would encourage anyone looking for a vet to consider Backstretch Veterinary and rest assured that the quality of medicine is top notch.

    - Melissa S.
  • The folks at Backstretch vet are awesome people.

    - Cindy N.

Office Hours

Monday

7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday

7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday

7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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Venmo: @Suzanne-Loheac

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