For the last decade I have had the privilege to know and
work with Dr. Myers. He has mentored me
in many different ways. He has always
went above and beyond for the betterment of the animal and all surrounding
him. There have been hundreds of nights
where he has put his own schedule on hold to help me and my customers gain a
better understanding of biomechanics, nutrition, pathology, radiography, and solutions and strategies for long-term.
One of the things about Dr. Myers is that he is never satisfied with what appears on the surface! He wants to know the whole story. Not just how can we help today, but how can we prevent this from happening again. Sometimes it’s the bigger picture, sometimes the little things make a big difference, like when working with a laminitic horse, if you hang up his hay at eye level in a slow feed net, you get the benefit of slower intake times for the hay, but you also gain by not having the horse overload the front hooves excessively by eating off the ground. Always looking to improve the whole scenario is what sets Dr. Myers apart from all of the other vets that I have worked with.
His approach to looking closer and monitoring what is happening over time with documentation was new to me. Recommending yearly if not semi annual podiatry x-rays on so called sound horses to get a better grasp of what is happening on the inside, as well as having a baseline to compare to when the horse has a problem, was not a widely used technique ten years ago. By having this approach there have been numerous horses whose lives have been improved as well as saved.
He has always been sharing his knowledge and expertise with everyone that showed an interest, usually going above and beyond what the average person would expect.
It is my honor to be able to call him my friend, there has not been a single bigger influence on my success as a farrier than Dr. Myers.
Neil Daly Farrier 20 years Focussed in Advanced Concepts, Therapeutic Farriery Quebec, Canada