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Chad Hewlett, BSc, DVM

Chad Hewlett - Energy Equine Veterinary High Performance Sports Medicine

Chad Hewlett, BSc, DVM

Founder

Energy Equine is a Veterinary practice in Alberta founded by Chad E. Hewlett, BSc, DVM. Dr. Hewletts story begins as the son of a ranching family in northern Iowa. In a time where the sustainability of ranching in Iowa was becoming uncertain, the then 16 year old Chad Helwett decided to make a leap into science and thus started the story of Energy Equine Veterinary Services.

Following graduation from Iowa's Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science with Honors, Chad was accepted into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Iowa State University.

His post-graduate internship was spent at the Ontario Veterinary College where he specialized in Equine Surgery Medicine, and was encouraged to concentrate on large animals, particularly horses. His next move was to Calgary, Alberta, where he worked in the ambulatory practice for Moore Equine Veterinary Centre. Here he gained an incredible knowledge of the equine athlete, and began to focus on lameness. Chad's interest brought him to famous lameness veterinarian, David McCarrol, at Interstate Equine in Goldsby, Oklahoma. Once again returning to Calgary in 2006, and after the successful completion of a post-doctorate IVAS certification in Veterinary Acupuncture, Chad started his own ambulatory practice, Energy Equine. With a special interest in performance horse soundness and locomotion, Energy Equine has grown from a one-man show to a group of approximately four regular practitioners, utilizing prolotherapy, stem cells, IRAP, acupuncture, sports therapy and traditional western medicine to treat and maintain his performance horse clients.