About Dr Wilcox and Dr Stokes
   Max Wilcox, DVM has been involved with horses his entire life. He grew up horseback in the shadow of Yosemite and along with his twin brother, Ben, explored the many trails of the foot hill region of California. He went on to ride, train and show western performance and jumping horses. Max attended undergraduate training at UC Davis. Veterinary training was completed at Oklahoma State University. Max had been a horse shoer for 15 years prior to veterinary school and during his time at OSU Max was the farrier on all of the hospital's podiatry cases. He went from school to practicing in New Mexico for Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. In New Mexico Dr Wilcox was able to work with both race and performance horses continuing to use his skills in podiatry and hone his skills in equine medicine and surgery.
   From New Mexico Dr Wilcox continued on to Texas where he practiced both on the racetrack and in the clinic. The opportunity to open a practice in Southern California has allowed Dr Wilcox to return to California where he hopes to continue riding and practicing on good horses.
   Jessica Stokes, DVM, MS has been involved with horses since she was able to pick the neighbors stalls in exchange for riding their pony. She spent her time riding the trails along the San Diego River Valley and showing at the Tumbleweed riding club. She went on to ride and compete on the UC Davis Equestrian Team during her undergraduate time at UC Davis. Dr Stokes went on to complete her Masters in Immunology at UC Davis before continuing on to Oklahoma State University for veterinary school. She went from school to practicing in New Mexico for Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. In New Mexico Dr Stokes was able to work with both race and performance horses, continuing to hone her skills in equine medicine and surgery. From New Mexico Dr Stokes continued on to Texas where she practiced both in the field and in the clinic.
   Dr Stokes is trained in both traditional medicine and chiropractics, she enjoys working with horses and their owners to improve the health of the horse. The opportunity to open a practice in Southern California has allowed Dr Stokes to return to her family and the area where she grew up. She hopes to continue riding and practicing on good horses.