Dr. Jim Hassinger
450 Addor Road
Aberdeen, NC 28315
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. 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.
Dr. Jennifer Godman is a North Carolina native. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine. Following vet school, Dr. Godman completed a one-year hospital internship with Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital and a six-month Equine Internal Medicine Fellowship with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. This led to a three-year Residency in Equine Emergency & Critical Care at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. Her research focus was emergency abdominal surgery and laminitis. Following her residency, she spent time in Florida in private practice and completed the Equine Spinal Medical Manipulation (Chiropractor) course before returning home to join the Hassinger Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation team. She is skilled in lameness, surgery to include post-op care, internal medicine, ultrasound, radiology, and emergency care. When she is not at the rehab center or on the road, Dr. Godman enjoys spending time with her family, two dogs Mojo and Toby, and her horse, Stormie.
Savannah is an all-around horse person. She began riding huntseat at the age of 6 and has loved horses ever since. She has her AAS in Equine Science and Management and is currently in her last semester of her BS program at Morrisville State College for Equine Rehabilitation. In her time at Morrisville, Savannah has worked with dozens of horses in both the rehabilitation and riding aspects. She grew up on Long Island, NY but has now relocated to North Carolina to join the Hassinger crew!
Dr. Jennifer Godman
Lisa Varney, a retired RN & a professional actor, has been involved with HESM for over 10 years. Wherever there is a need at the farm, you will find her filling in. HESM allows Lisa to combine several of her greatest strengths; organization, management, attention to detail and a lifelong love of all things equine. Her favorite job on the farm is creating beautiful, seasonal, flower scapes. She grew up riding in Pony Club in Ct., spent a year as a working student with a Grand Prix dressage rider in Ma., and then played polo for several years. After a several year hiatus, Lisa is planning to return to riding this year. This time trying her hand in hunter/jumpers under the tutelage of Amy Hassinger.