About Us 2018-05-09T07:30:19+00:00

Our Mission

Cave Creek Equine Surgical & Imaging Center (CCESIC) is a specialty equine hospital located near Cave Creek and Carefree, on Carefree Highway in North Phoenix, Arizona. The hospital was opened in 2002 by Dr. Ross Rich who has focused on providing high quality care in sports medicine, diagnostics, imaging and surgery for performance-related problems in the young and mature elite equine athlete. Dr. Rich has recently retired from this practice but Lameness evaluation, orthopedic and respiratory diseases as well as Regenerative Medicine remain the primary focus at Cave Creek Equine Surgical & Imaging Center. However, the hospital now also provides ambulatory and in-house services for routine and preventative care as well as treatment for general elective and orthopedic emergency procedures in the horse. CCESIC strives to keep the veterinarians, technicians, office staff and especially our clients (through biannual educational seminars) updated in the most innovative care of the horse from the beloved pet to international competition horse.

Our Doctors

Dr. Martin Vidal, Cave Creek Equine

BVSc, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR

Dr. Martin Vidal is double-boarded by the American Colleges of Veterinary Equine Surgery as well as Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is one of the pioneers in the area of stem cell research and its therapeutic application.

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Dr. Fabio Aristizabal, Cave Creek Equine

DVM, MS, Equine Surgeon

Dr. Fabio speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. His clinical interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, lameness and performance, as well as sports and regenerative medicine.

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Dr. Ross Rich, Cave Creek Equine


Dr. Rich is an ISELP trained lameness and diagnostic imaging specialist, and a veterinary clinical expert in the treatment of orthopedic and respiratory injuries/diseases with Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cells, IRAP, PRP).

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Our Staff

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Beth Mulcahy

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Stacy Bryant

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Anica Reddick

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Tammy Zarbock

Rudi Rojo

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John Mariano

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Katie Smith

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Michelle Syekriyeru

Courtney Francis

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Our Consultants

Dr. Alexia McKnight
DVM, DACVR, McKnight Insight, LLC
Dr. Clair Thunes
PhD Nutrition, MS Animal Science
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