Mr. Jim LaClaire, CJF, and his apprentice Mr. Tracy Cooley team up with Dr. Hank to work on some of the practice's more complicated cases. Using both veterinary medicine and farrier science to keep our companions sound, our clients have found this to be a very rewarding combination.
Jim started shoeing in 1979. He became a Certified Farrier in 1985, and advanced to a Certified Journeyman Farrier five years later. Mr. LaClaire furthered his education through Dr. Doug Butler's Master Farrier program, from which he graduated in 1995. He has shod horses in Puerto Rico, Spain, Italy, and Germany, in addition to the Northeastern and Southeastern United States.