Doctor Portrait

Michael A. Spirito


Davidson Surgery

Dr. Spirito spent two years working with a veterinarian on the Maryland Race track circuit whose primary interest was lameness. After that, he attended veterinary school in Torino, Italy, and graduated in 1980. While there, he spent a lot of time at the racetracks looking at lame horses. He returned to the United States and spent a year at the New Jersey Equine Clinic before joining Hagyard in 1982. His primary interests are juvenile orthopedics, sales and pre-purchase work and soft tissue surgery involving the broodmare. Dr. Spirito has a special interest in lameness and conformation and has dedicated his career to these areas. Dr. Spirito is a Member of the Practice.

Memberships & Affiliations

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA)
Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (KAEP)
Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club (KTFMC)
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)