Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, based in Lexington, Kentucky, is the official veterinary partner for the Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) series in Thermal, California, which runs from Jan. 13 to March 15.

A team headed by performance horse specialist Liz Barrett, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, is available for both routine and emergency veterinary care through March 16.

Originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada and a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College, Barrett completed a surgical internship at Hagyard and later completed her Masters of Science degree during her surgical residency at Auburn University. She is a permitted Fédération Equestre Internationale-treating veterinarian.

Barrett and her team will be based out of Hagyard’s clinic facility on the show grounds at Thermal. The facility can accommodate 24-hour hospitalization and observation and is capable of fulfilling pharmaceutical dispensary needs through Barrett and her team.