Dr. Barb Crabbe DVM
Dr. Barb Crabbe is a graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University. She also did graduate work in biomechanics at UC Davis, where she studied patterns of locomotion in exercising horses.
Currently, Dr. Crabbe is a private equine practitioner and owner of Pacific Crest Sporthorse in Oregon City, Oregon. Her primary area of interest is equine lameness and gait analysis, especially as it relates to the dressage horse. Additionally, she breeds and raises Hanoverian and Dutch Warmblood sport horses, and has developed an interest in advanced reproductive technologies.
Dr. Crabbe is a contributing editor to Horse and Rider magazine and has been a frequent contributor to Dressage Today magazine. Her articles have won numerous American Horse Publications awards. She is an avid Dressage rider and USDF silver medalist who has won a multiple USDF regional championships as well as Horse of the Year titles. In addition, she is a graduate with distinction from the USDF-L judges program.
Dr. Crabbe currently serves on the Board of Directors for Forward Stride, a therapeutic riding program, and is the driving force behind Team Green, a program that facilitates recycling at A-rated Hunter/Jumper shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is a former board member of the Northwest Equine Practitioners Association and the Oregon Dressage Society and has served on the breeding technology committee for the American Hanoverian Society.
She resides in Oregon City, Oregon with her husband Bob, a board certified veterinary internist and two children, Katie and Jamie who both compete on the A-circuit in Hunters and Equitation.