The American College of
Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Sheila Lyons began her international equine sports medicine private practice following graduation from Tufts Veterinary School in 1985. As a lifelong equestrian, Doctor Lyons developed an in depth appreciation for the unique physical challenges of sport horses, and in practice she confronted the limitations of the state of the science regarding rehabilitation in equine veterinary medicine by undertaking a three year post-doctoral fellowship in the human medical specialty of Physical Medicine in Rehabilitation with a focus on Sports Medicine. Doctor Lyons is the only veterinarian to have undertaken this unique and specialized post doctoral education.
About The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation ("ACVSMR") was created in 1996 through collaborative efforts between Homecoming Farm, Inc.'s founder and director, Dr. Sheila Lyons and physician colleagues in the analogous human medical specialty field. Dr. Lyons completed a 3-year post doctoral fellowship in the human medical specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a focus on Sports Medicine. These ACVSMR educational programs are based upon the analogous human medical specialties of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in their methods in practice and ethics. The ACVSMR practice philosophy prioritizes the ultimate well being and safety of the patient which becomes the basis for our unique practice approach and forms the basis for our educational programs.
The ACVSMR is committed to improving standards in veterinary practice and in the development of new veterinary services to benefit all animals.
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Homecoming Farm, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization created by Doctor Lyons in 1992 for the purpose of creating a new veterinary specialty in sports medicine and rehabilitation.
To learn more about the ACVSMR's parent organization, and to learn how you can help by making a tax deducatable donation to support our ongoing work, please visit us at the following link:
Doctor Lyons provided testimony before Congress at the July 2012 Senate Hearing on Horse Racing Medication and Safety and at the 2013 House of Representatives Hearing on HR 2012, A Bill To Improve The Integrity and Safety of Interstate Horseracing . The current US Congress is considering legislation that will ban the use of performance enhancing and injury masking drugs in the sport.
Doctor Lyons and The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation fully support this important legislation which will improve health and safety for horses and riders. Our ACVSMR educational programs are founded on the basis of improved athletic performance and injury prevention through optimized health achieved through proactive specialized veterinary services.