Alberto J. Rullan-Mayol, VMD
Dr. Alberto Rullan founded Performance Equine Veterinary Services in 2009. This practice focuses mainly on treating performance-related problems in horses. Dr. Rullan’s goal is to provide an accurate diagnosis in order to provide recovery foalthe best available treatment for poor performing horses and/or horses with laminitis. Dr. Rullan also provides consulting services through the state of Florida for Paso Fino horses.
Dr. Rullan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Rullan was assigned a one-year equine Alberto in schoolinternship at Louisiana State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Clinic where he obtained advanced training in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in equine medicine and surgery.
Dr. Rullan frequently travels to broaden his veterinary knowledge. He continues his studies in laminitis treatment, lameness diagnostics and treatment methods, and the use of stem cells and regenerative therapy in equine injury treatment and recovery. He is also very active in volunteering with the Equitation Initiative, a non-profit international organization that is dedicated to providing veterinary care to horses in less fortunate, first world communities and teaching basic veterinary care to the people in these communities.
Dr. Rullan’s personal interests include flying, spending time with his family and every now and then riding his horse. He has over 10 years of experience training Paso Fino horses at Rullan Enterprises in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Ellis Traywick
Dr. Ellis Traywick grew up in Virginia riding and developed a love for eventing through her involvement in Pony Club. After receiving her veterinary degree from Virginia Tech she completed a one-year internship at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia. She then worked at an equine practice in central Florida before joining Performance Equine as an associate in September of 2016.
Her main veterinary interests are lameness and sports medicine, internal medicine, and dentistry. She is greatly enjoying being in Ocala and being close to so many great equestrian venues and events that are coming to the area.
In her spare time she enjoys running and spending time with her two kittens and off-the-track Thoroughbred, “Ellie”. She is excited to be back out on the cross-country course as soon as she and Ellie are ready!
Dr. Guillermo Cardona
Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. After living in the USA for a some years he went to U.D.C.A University to get his degree in Veterinary Medicine (MV), he did an externship in the Equine Clinic of the Colombian Military Cavarly Division, then he did an internship in equine medicine and surgery in the U.D.C.A University Hospital. He graduated on 2009 and worked as a vet for a race track in Villa de Leyva, Colombia. He also finished a Masters Degree in Veterinary Sciences with emphasis radiography. After working as a private consultant in Colombia, he decided to get his license as a DVM in the United States of America. Guillermo did an internship in Performance Equine Veterinary Services in Ocala from February 2016 thru the Summer of 2017 were he was able to apply and expand his knowledge about imaging, lameness and internal medicine. He has experience with Paso Fino horses, Thoroughbreds and evening horses. Right now he is an active member of the prestigious International Sociey of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP); lameness, imaging, and surgery are his passion. He is always willing to learn and use the knowledge he has to benefit the horses’ health.
Dr. Casey Donohue, Ruminant Veterinarian
Introducing Casey Donohue, DVM. Her focus is in farm animals such as goats, sheep, alpacas, llamas, cows, and even pet pigs! Dr. Casey grew up in New Jersey where she spent her years raising all sorts of small animals. It wasn’t until she attended undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island where she quickly found her love of ruminants. She went on to pursue food animal medicine throughout her undergraduate and veterinary school career. After receiving her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, she moved to Gainesville Florida with her boyfriend and their two dogs to pursue the next veterinary adventure. Her main interests are small ruminant health and management, in particular preventative medicine and hoof health. she also enjoys working with camelids, cattle and the occasional pet pig. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Bruizer & Sophie Marie. She also loves to paddle board and kayak. When she is able, she loves to travel and see her family who are back in New Jersey. Dr. Casey is an amazing addition to the Performance Equine family!
William Rullan, Veterinary Technician & Farm Manager
Willie has been working along side his brother, Alberto J. Rullan VMD, for many years.
Monika Salgado, Client Care Coordinator
Monika Salgado is our Client Care Coordinator. Monika’s goal at Performance Equine Veterinary Services is to always offer the absolute best Medical Services. It is her pleasure always to answer any questions or concerns clients may have no matter what time of the day it is. Monika was born and raised in Miami, FL. She began riding horses at the age of 7 as it was her dream! She commenced learning the discipline of Hunter Jumpers, but later on in life, she changed her focus to the Paso Fino breed. She has been riding Paso Fino’s for over 15 years now and has been competing nationally and internationally. Monika has a background in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Since relocating to Ocala, FL in 2017. She actually believes education is the key to success to be the best asset she can be for Performance Equine Veterinary Services and Dr. Alberto Rullan. Monika relocated to Ocala, FL with her husband and young daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys riding, showing, and spending time with her family, friends, and her animals. Monika is ecstatic to be a part of Performance Equine Veterinary Services and its family!
Katie Bigge, Director of Public Contact
Katie grew up in the Ocala area and has been involved in horses her whole life. She attended William Woods University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Equestrian Education. She continues to be very active in the western show community and currently shows American Paint Horses. Katie is also an adjunct college professor for the Equine Studies Department at the College of Central Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys showing her yearling colt, Benson, at APHA & Pinto shows and attending Orlando City soccer games.
Jessica Brawley, Director of Administration
Jessica was born in Missouri and grew up in rural Ocala. Jessica has been with Performance Equine Veterinary Services since 2012, keeping our finances in order and handling all aspects of our bookkeeping. Jessica has almost 20 years of financial and managerial experience including her own bookkeeping business with multiple clients in the horse industry. She has a sweet daughter who is her pride and joy, an amazing boyfriend, Craig, and an adorable dog named Rosey. In her spare time she loves refinishing furniture, interior design and crafts, going to concerts, and days full of sunshine! Jessica loves her position with the Performance Equine family and enjoys working with Dr. Rullan to create business growth that will help as many animals as possible!