Horace Osborne “Sam” Ferguson, III, DVM
Dr. Ferguson graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983, Magna Laude and the distinguished Upjohn Award for best equine student clinician. His primary interest is the performance and race horse, with emphasis on diagnosis and therapeutic options in their related injuries. Current interests also include study on bleeding in the performance horse as it relates to allergies, standing arthroscopic surgery, and innovative ideas on treatment of tendinitis and suspensory desmitis. Having established his practice in Ocala in 1987, he has cared for many champions, serving some of the country’s top owners and trainers. He also breeds and races a select few racehorses. A member of AVMA, FVMA, AAEP, and FAEP, Dr. Ferguson is licensed in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, Georgia, California, Texas and South Carolina.
Pete Hambleton, DVM
Dr. Hambleton graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in microbiology, equine nutrition, and veterinary medicine. He worked for Teigland & Associates in Miami, Florida, for seven years, before starting a private practice in Marion County, where he’s been since 1990. Dr. Hambleton is especially interested in equine reproduction. He is a member of AAEP. And when he’s not treating horses, he enjoys running (to keep up with them), fiddle playing, and gardening. He is a man, as well as a doctor, of substance and integrity. And Ferguson & Associates is blessed to have him as part of the team.
John Langlois, DVM, CVA, CVMMP
Dr. Langlois is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He has been an equine practitioner in Marion County, Florida for the past 32 years, where he established his own practice in 1983, with an emphasis on reproductive medicine, lameness diagnostics and surgery. He has received advanced training in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese veterinary herbal medicine and veterinaryTui-namassage. Dr. Langlois was a member of the PELI inaugural class in 2010, and served as an instructor there in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, PELI joined IVMI, and Dr. Langlois will continue to instruct the EVMM program through the IVMI.Chi Institute. He has been practicing for over 30 years and has been using Chinese medicine and spinal manipulation successfully for over 10 years enjoying treating at many of the prestigious thoroughbred farms in Marion County, FL..
Jacqueline Linkous, MRCVS
Dr. Linkous earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal Science with an Equine emphasis) from UGA in 1994. She then attended the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK, graduating in 1999. Upon returning to the states, she completed an ambulatory internship with Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida, staying on as an associate until 2003. She then joined Ted Yoho, DVM of Gainesville, Florida as part of a rural mixed animal practice with an equine emphasis. She has maintained a solo equine practice based in northeast Ocala since 2007, where she is most interested in reproduction, dentistry, pediatrics, and acupuncture. She lives with her partner/best friend Larry Barber, and they enjoy family time, traveling and playing tennis together. A member of AVMA, FVMA, AAEP, and FAEP, she is honored to be a part of Ferguson & Associates and looks forward to continued service to the wonderful horses and clients in our community.
Nicholle Saylor walked through the front door of Ferguson & Associates on a Saturday morning looking for a job opening. Although she was already employed full time elsewhere, she wanted to make a change. That kind of initiative works on our team! She brought with her a fitting combination of office and veterinary medicine experience, making her a valuable player. You can find her smiling behind the front desk, ordering drugs at the best price available, and assisting in surgery. And when she’s not at the hospital, you just might find her baking worth-the-visit treats for our clients (always on the counter). A native Floridian, Nicholle grew up sharing her family’s passion for horses. She delights in trail riding and showing her quarter horses; and she’s a wonderful teacher–on and off the horse.
Hope E. Kurth
Hope Kurth has been keeping horses healthy for over 18 years, and owns and operates what we think of as the best equine lab in Marion County. Following high school, she joined the Air Force in 1988, where she received first rate laboratory training for two years, before practicing lab work with them for four. She then ran the lab for an equine hospital here in Ocala for eight years, before starting her own lab Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory LLC. She joined forces with Ferguson & Associates, as the first owner-associate, bringing her lab, a world of expertise, and a precious heart with her, in 2012. She is certified by the USDA, APHIS, VS, NVSL to provide equine infectious anemia (EIA) results and does so under the Ferguson umbrella. Her other services include full chemistry panels, IgGs, CBC with fibrinogen, body/joint fluid analysis, microbiology, parasitology, as well as autoclaving, and sendouts.