A native of Washington State, Dr. Latimer graduated from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. After 2 years working in general practice, Dr. Latimer co-founded Northwest Equine Veterinary Associates, initiating his career as an equine exclusive practitioner in 1990. The wide variety of cases from lameness, lacerations, colics, dystocias, dentistry, sick foals to the most unusual and complex cases provided him with an incredibly broad medicine and surgery experience. As a member of the 1995 Atlanta Cup and 1996 Olympic Games veterinary crew, Dr. Latimer has progressively developed an exclusive interest and dedication to athletic injury and recovery and routinely works and consults with the most renowned lameness experts in the country. Dr. Latimer attends multiple advanced lameness and sports medicine meetings every year, including several International Society of Equine Locomotion Pathology (I.S.E.L.P.) conferences. Through all these conferences and training, individual study, and nearly 30 years of practical experience, Dr. Latimer is widely recognized for lameness evaluations, pre-purchase exams, tendon ultrasonography, and radiographic evaluation. Today he routinely consults on or performs pre-purchase exams on high-level performance horses both here and abroad.
Northwest Equine Veterinary Associates was one of the first practices in the Pacific Northwest to introduce cutting edge technologies such as focused shockwave, digital ultrasound and radiography, IRAP, Prostride, Platelet Rich Plasma, and stem cell therapy for the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries.
Northwest Equine is one of the original practices to participate in WSU’s veterinary senior guided preceptorship program. On any given day he’s likely to have a student or colleague riding along so he can share his knowledge and practice philosophy.
Dr. Latimer's spare time is dedicated to his wife, 3 grown children, and his best buddy “Salty” a Parson Russell Terrier. If he’s not working, Dr. Latimer can usually be found fly fishing near the family cabin in Montana.
Washington State University
American Association of Equine Practitioners
American Veterinary Medical Association
International Society for Equine Locomotor Pathology