Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Launches Farrier Service

Paul Goodness, CJF, and his team will provide full-time services at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

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Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in Leesburg, Virginia, has hired farrier Paul Goodness, CJF, and his team to provide full-time on-site services at the center.

Goodness and his team will work closely with center faculty, referring veterinarians, and farriers to help make diagnoses, alleviate pain, and provide therapeutic shoeing for horses with problematic feet or joint pain.

“Paul and his team are among the most highly regarded and advanced farriers in the country,” said Michael Erskine, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, center director. “They are a perfect fit here at the EMC where our culture of caring and collaboration ensures the best treatment and services for our clients.”

Goodness, a certified journeyman farrier with the American Farrier’s Association, has been shoeing horses for four decades. His sport horse shoeing practice, Forging Ahead, has served clients and attracted farriers from all over the country. Goodness was the United States Equestrian Team farrier from 1992 to 1996 and participated in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta

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