Dr. James Myers, DVM
Dr. James Myers grew up on the central coast of California in Paso Robles, riding horses mostly in the western disciplines. Not straying far from his home of Paso Robles, he completed his undergraduate studies at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo doubling majoring in agribusiness and animal science. During veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, Jim worked as a surgical technician at the large animal hospital. Upon graduation in 2013, he spent one year completing a rotating internship at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center where he gained experience in caring for critically ill patients, anesthesia and advanced diagnostics. Upon completion of his year at Loomis Basin Equine, Jim moved east to pursue a residency in Theriogenology at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. Upon moving back to the west coast, Dr. Myers worked in an ambulatory position with Sonoma Marin Veterinary Services offering ambulatory lameness, emergency medicine and reproductive services to clients of both the Sonoma and Marin counties. In 2019, Jim joined the team at Circle Oak Equine and expanded their services to include reproduction and further expand the services he offers in sports medicine. In his downtime, Jim cherishes his time with his fiancé Luisa, riding their horses, traveling and the outdoors.
Tara Spatz, Veterinarian Technician
Tara Spatz grew up in Dayton, Ohio where her parents and sister currently live. She has been surrounded by horses her entire life. She was heavily influenced by her mom who competed in rodeo's and followed her footsteps. Tara attended college at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture where she competed with the collegiate rodeo team where she was the top competitor in breakaway roping. She studied equine healthcare and has extensive experience and specialized skills in equine rehabilitation. She currently lives with her fiancé, Remi, along with her two dogs, Baize and Forrie and her horse, Pippa. Tara plans to extend her education in equine science and rehabilitation with Gold Coast Equine.