Phil Hurst

​Phil Hurst was born and raised in Bentonville, Arkansas where his ambition to pursue a career in the horse industry began at the age of 9. That all began with an Appaloosa that he leased from some friends in the local 4-H club. After graduating from Bentonville High School, Phil moved to Springfield, MO to study animal science at Southwest Missouri State University. Which led him to his first job as an assistant trainer in the reining horse industry. From there he devoted the next many years working for and learning from his mentors in the reining and cow horse world. After an unfortunate car accident and moving back to the family farm in Arkansas, he was fortunate enough to be offered a position with the Hassinger team where, in his own words "I am  lucky enough to be learning yet another wonderful part of the horse industry. Living the Dream!".

Derrick Huggins

is a Northern Oklahoma native. A familiar face to our AQHA clients, Derrick is known for his big smile and welcoming hugs. When not working as the Maintenance technician  with the Hassinger team, Derrick enjoys being outdoors and golfing with some of the best AQHA horsemen in the industry.

 Phil Hurst 


Mike Workman is our resident farrier. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Texas Horseshoeing School. He has distinguished himself by becoming part of a elite group of farriers, earning the title Certified Journeyman Farrier with the American Farriers Association and has a strong passion for continuing education. Mike also enjoys participating in blacksmithing contests around the country and is a member of the World Championship Blacksmiths.  He feels these competitions and clinics help him gain the necessary knowledge and forging skills required to work within a equine hospital and rehabilitation center.
While establishing his busy practice in Blacksburg, VA he had the rare opportunity to be mentored by world renown farrier Travis Burns, CJF TE EE FWCF.  Travis along with Dr. Scott Pleasant started a referral podiatry center at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. This program model inspired Mike's vision for Hassinger Equine's podiatry service. Mike believes that the veterinarian and the farrier both serve a vital role and that working closely together offers the best chance for success. This team based approach extends to working along side other farriers. Mike hopes to help other farriers with their own cases, forging skills and expanding their knowledge on anatomy, pathology and biomechanics of the equine lower limb. Overall helping bridge the gap between owners, trainers, farriers and veterinarians to provide top quality care and soundness for your horses.

Brianna mason

A graduate from Delaware State University, Brianna has been involved in the Equine industry her entire life. With experience from show jumping and three day eventing to western pleasure, she is able to bring her knowledge and experience of multiple disciplines to the Hassinger Equine Veterinary team.  Bri if often the friendly voice that you will hear when you call the clinic

Dr. Kate Workman

Dr. Alison Roth

Amy Hassinger

Dr. Jim Hassinger


Dr. Kate Workman received her bachelors degrees from Virginia Tech and attended Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM, making her a Hokie to her core. Kate grew up working on a renowned thoroughbred breeding farm in Maryland and enjoyed riding, training and teaching lessons while in college. She believes in a comprehensive approach to maintaining equine athletes including conventional medicine, alternative holistic therapies, and conditioning/rehabilitation techniques. As well, enjoys handling our medical cases and has extensive experience with mares and foals. During her veterinary education she took advanced training in equine podiatry and is very interested in the veterinarians role in hoof management. Kate presented at the international laminitis convention on the importance of radiographs for managing laminitic cases. Her husband Mike Workman is a Certified Journeyman Farrier; they enjoy managing our advanced podiatry cases. Kate and Mike have a two year old son, Cinch.

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Aberdeen, NC 28315



Alison Roth, DVM, is in her third year with Hassinger Equine Service fulfilling her goal to excel in the field of equine sports medicine and better the equine athlete. She graduated from NC State with a BS in Animal Science and received her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State. Alison has been riding since the age of ten when she started working for a western pleasure trainer. Most recently she has ridden for a NCHA futurity and aged event champion as well as a PRCA steer roper. She hopes to show cutting horses in the near future. She loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends.

AMY hassinger

Amy Hassinger wears many hats! She is the Director of Marketing & Advertising for the vet practice and currently the Director of the Rehabilitation Clinic, focusing full-time on turning it into a world class rehab and conditioning venue. She is a graduate of Park University with a degree in Management and Finance. Her years of experience as a rider, trainer, stable manager and farm owner compliment Hassinger Equine's focus as a full service sports medicine and rehabilitation practice. Together, she and Dr. Hassinger are developing a practice focused on the practical needs of horse owners, riders and trainers.

DR. jim hassinger

Dr. Hassinger, Veterinarian, is a graduate of North Carolina State University and Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been actively practicing veterinary medicine for 25 years. In 2003, Dr. Hassinger narrowed his focus and opened Hassinger Equine Service in Aberdeen, NC as a sports medicine and performance centered practice dedicated to equine lameness, performance management, rehabilitation and imaging. "There has always been a need for a rehabilitation clinic, run by "horse people," to support the efforts of equine veterinarians nationwide." Dr. Hassinger is an active rider both at Hassinger Farm and at shows along the East Coast.

Derrick Huggins

Mike Workman, CJF

Brianna Mason