Apryle Horbal, VMD, MPhil, MRCVS, DAVDC-EQ

Dr. Apryle Horbal is a Veterinary Medical Doctor, Board-Certified Specialist in Equine Veterinary Dentistry, Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College – Equine, and Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  She has extensive training and experience in the field of equine dentistry, oral surgery, and upper airway disease. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Apryle received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Biological Basis of Behavior in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania. She then went on to qualify for her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Upon completion of this veterinary degree, she went on to complete an internship in large animal medicine, surgery and ambulatory practice at Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 2012.

Dr. Horbal completed a residency in Equine Dentistry at the University of Edinburgh from 2013-2016, where she also received her Master of Philosophy degree via research thesis into the infundibular defects of equine maxillary cheek teeth.  She recently became the youngest board-certified specialist in Equine Veterinary Dentistry in the USA, and also serves on the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Additionally, Apryle has an interest in training veterinary practitioners in developing countries, with an emphasis on improving dental care and nutrition for working equids around the world.  In her free time, Dr. Horbal enjoys running and riding her off-track Thoroughbred, Lite.

Continuing Education

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • AVMA Annual Convention: Panel Discussion on Virtual Care
    August 5, 2019
    Washington, DC

  • VetPD: Introduction to Advanced Surgical Dental Extraction Techniques
    September 6-7, 2019
    Chino Hills, CA

  • VetPD: Practical Management of the Older Athlete
    October 4-5, 2019
    Elgin, IL

Speaking Engagements

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