Caleb Lund, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Caleb Lund, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA is a fifth-generation cattle rancher, from Lusk, Wyoming. His family has owned and operated the ranch continuously since the 1870’s. Dr. Lund’s interest in veterinary medicine began as a ranch kid, where he witnessed firsthand just how important large animal health is, both personally and economically to ranching families.
Dr. Lund graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in veterinary medicine. His first job out of veterinary school was as an intern veterinarian at Pioneer Equine Hospital, an equine surgery center in Oakdale, California. This hands-on opportunity allowed him to earn a three-year equine surgery residency at Washington State University. While at WSU he learned from several board-certified surgeons in all areas of equine surgery, including abdominal, airway, soft tissue, and orthopedic surgery, as well as lameness diagnosis. He was also able to study with the experts in other fields, including diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, and equine medicine.
Dr. Lund is the only full-time board-certified equine surgeon (or Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, DACVS) in the greater Yellowstone area. Dr. Lund’s specialties include complex lameness diagnosis, abdominal/colic surgeries, arthroscopic surgeries and fracture repairs as well as soft tissue and other orthopedic surgeries. He has authored papers in peer-reviewed veterinary journals on minimally invasive surgery, complex lameness diagnosis, and abdominal surgery. He also speaks at continuing-education meetings about conditions of the equine head. He is passionate about surgical innovation from both a practical and academic perspective, and he plans to continue these at Lund Equine.
Dr. Lund has an open-door policy when it comes to veterinary care and consultation, and he encourages people to ask questions about their animals and their treatment. As a surgeon and veterinarian, he strives to help horses and cattle with difficult medical problems get back on their feet. His goal is to deliver the highest level of care at a fair price, in a practical fashion.
Publications by Dr. Lund
- Lund CM, Ragle CA, Rice HM. Bilateral hypoplasia of the minor tubercle of the humerus in two quarter horse mares. Equine Vet Educ. 2014; 26:467-472
- Lund CM, Ragle, CA, Lutter JD, Farnsworth KD. Use of a motorized morcellator for elective bilateral laparoscopic ovariectomy in standing equids: 30 cases (2007-2013). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2014;244:1191–7
- De Solís CN, Biscoe EW, Lund CM, et al. Imaging diagnosis-muscular hypertrophy of the small intestine and pseudodiverticula in a horse. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2015; 56:13-16.
- Lund CM, Ragle CA, Lutter JD. Laparoscopic removal of a bladder urolith in a standing horse. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013;243:1323–8.
Deidre Loendorf, DVM
Deidre Loendorf is a Montana native. After completing her Undergraduate coursework at Montana State University-Bozeman, she received her Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. She completed a specialized Large Animal Internship at a referral hospital in Colorado where she underwent rigorous training in all aspects of equine and food animal medicine & surgery.
Dr. Loendorf returned home to Montana after her internship and practiced in the Helena Valley and greater Billings area. Throughout her career as a Veterinarian, Deidre has spent time in Texas, California and Kentucky furthering her training in multiple areas of large animal medicine, including equine reproduction, sports medicine, and equine critical care.
Claire Summers, BVMS
Originally from West Virginia, Dr. Summers completed her undergraduate
degree in Animal & Vet Science at West Virginia University. Following
graduation, she worked as an operating room technician and ICU nurse at
Virginia Tech’s Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, before moving to Australia.
Dr. Claire Summers is a graduate of Murdoch University in Perth, Australia,
where she served as the Western Australian Student Representative for Equine Veterinarians of Australia. During her time in this role, she was also active in pursuing research involving equine assisted reproductive technology, and was honored to receive several awards including the Murdoch University Summer Research Scholarship, the Bain Fallon Young Member Scholarship, and the EVA Young Members Group Scientific Poster Award, for the research she presented at the Equine Veterinarians Australia Bain Fallon Memorial Conference.
Following vet school, Dr. summers completed an equine medicine and surgery internship and then went into ambulatory practice in Colorado. She has been a certified equine sports massage therapist for over 10 years, and is now offering chiropractic care as well.
In addition to her passion for equine veterinary medicine, she enjoys traveling abroad and has worked with the Surin Project helping elephants in Thailand, as well as Vet Ventures and Amazon Cares, providing veterinary care to dogs and cats in Peru.
She is incredibly excited to join the team at Lund Equine, and looking forward to further developing her surgical skills.