Sylvia Ouellette (pronounced Wool-let) graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1991 with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She began practicing in Southern California at the Racetrack circuit upon graduation. In 2001, Dr. Ouellette left the racetrack to pursue her own practice, specializing in lameness in the sport horse around the greater Los Angeles area.

In 2005, after an extensive application and examination process, Dr. Ouellette became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Equine Practice. She has also obtained her Radiation Safety Officer license and Supervisory User license for radioactive materials and helps to oversee the functioning of the Southern California Equine Foundation, Inc. Nuclear Medicine Facility at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, California.

Dr. Ouellette is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Western University of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, and a preceptorship site for the students. You will often see third and fourth year Veterinary students with Dr. Ouellette when she sees your horse, so don’t be surprised! She has also served on multiple committees of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Some of Dr. Ouellette’s favorite pastimes include SCUBA diving, underwater photography and traveling. She has been to many exotic locales over the years diving and taking pictures.Clown Fish