Dr. Mansmann was a 1968 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine and received his PhD in 1974 from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He has a long-standing interest in equine sports medicine as a 4th generation rider and horse owner and as veterinary practice owner in Santa Barbara, CA, and currently in Chapel Hill, NC.
He has been involved in authoring books such as the 3rd edition of Equine Medicine and Surgery, Equine Lameness and recently as co-editor of “Equine Podiatry”. He has published several papers in equine sports medicine areas including metabolic issues, respiratory problems, lameness, rehabilitation and podiatry. He has given many talks in many states and abroad. In 2002 he was the thirteenth inductee into the American Farriers Journal Veterinarians’ International Hall of Fame.
He has worked at four Veterinary Colleges, most recently as founding Director of the Equine Health Program and the Podiatry and Rehabilitation Service at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
He retired from NC State University in 2010 and reopened his private practice working with chronic equine lameness and foot problems. In 2010 he was made an honorary Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Large Animal area. He has been a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners since 1968 serving on several committees.
He very much enjoys sharing information with anyone interested, especially at the side of a horse!
Dr. Dick Mansmann