Douglas Anez, DVM
Dr. Douglas Anez is originally from Little Falls, Minnesota. He attained his undergraduate degree in Equine Studies and Animal Science from the University of Minnesota and Colorado State University, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1995. After graduation he traveled to Zurich, Switzerland to work at an equine medical and surgical facility whose clientele included many Olympic dressage and show jumping performance horses. Dr. Anez then joined one of the largest practices in the state of Washington as an associate in equine medicine and lameness. In 1997, Dr. Anez moved to Exeter, CA to start Pacific Crest Equine, the only practice in the area to be devoted specifically to horses, with a special emphasis on treating lameness in performance horses.
Maggie Peitzmeier, DVM, Diplomate of American College Veterinary Surgery-Large Animal
Dr. Maggie Peitzmeier grew up outside of Omaha, Nebraska riding and showing Quarter Horses. She has always loved animals and her dreams of being a veterinary surgeon were first documented in kindergarten. From there, Dr. Peitzmeier worked in a small animal clinic in high school, and then on to an equine clinic throughout undergrad and vet school. Dr. Peitzmeier attended the University of Nebraska where she competed on the equestrian team and received her Bachelors in Animal Science. She completed veterinary school through the University of Nebraska/Iowa State University program. After graduation, Dr. Peitzmeier moved to Ocala, FL and completed an internship and surgical residency at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital. After which, she became board certified in large animal surgery.
In her free time, Dr. Peitzmeier enjoys playing volleyball, riding her horse Radar, taking her dog Sam to the beach, and spending time with her family.
Jennifer Earnest, DVM
Dr. Earnest attended University of Arizona and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences. During the years between obtaining her Bachelors and starting veterinary school, she kept busy as an outfitter, starting reining horses and coaching youth and non-pro riders, leading her to the beautiful state of Colorado. While in Colorado, she attended Colorado State University, graduating with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Not only is she a licensed DVM, she is also certified in animal acupuncture through the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, CuraCore.
Dr. Earnest is passionate about preventative care, emergency work and performance horse medicine. She loves helping clients keep their horses feeling and performing at their best. In her spare time she enjoys starting colts, riding her Mustangs, running, cycling and just about anything else outdoors.
Taryn Holliday, DVM
Dr. Taryn Holliday grew up on a ranch just outside of Barstow, California. She has owned and competed on horses her entire life. Dr. Holliday attended Colorado State University where she was on the rodeo team, worked at the equine reproduction lab, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology. She then returned to California and attended vet school at Western University of Health Sciences, from which she graduated in May 2018. She is extremely excited to embark on this next portion of her journey here at Pacific Crest Equine.
When she isn’t working, Taryn enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and horses Jet, Zeke, and Spark with whom she likes to team rope and barrel race.
Yael Huerta, MVZ
Dr. Yael Huerta was born and raised in Mexico City. He has always enjoyed being around animals and developed his interest in veterinary medicine in his early childhood. He obtained his degree at the Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia de la Universidad Nacional Autonomal de Mexico in 2017.Throughout vet school and 1 year at the Medical and Surgical Equine Hospital he developed his interest in equine medicine and surgery. He did a 3-month externship at Milton Equine Hospital in Canada and a 2-month externship at the Reproduction Center of UNAM in Queretaro, Mexico.
Dr. Huerta is excited to have come to California for the opportunity to intern with Pacific Crest Equine. In his free time, Dr. Huerta enjoys going for a run, hiking, playing volleyball, and spending with his friends and family.