Dr. Hunter has over 25 years of experience in equine medicine, surgery and reproduction, and has taught college courses in equine reproduction and equine health management.
It has always been Dr. Hunter’s priority to stay on the cutting edge of the latest technology, treatment and diagnostic procedures. To that end, he goes beyond the required continuing education protocol and each year participates in the annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) as well as the West Coast and International Equine Reproduction Symposiums. This year he will attend reproduction specialty forums on subfertile stallions and mares, and diagnostic techniques and fertility evaluations of stallions.
Dr. Hunter has also received advance training in non-invasive methods to treat common health issues. These treatments include Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) and Veterinary Low Level Laser Therapy (VLLLT). His Hunter Stallion Station Equine Veterinary Clinic also hosts monthly equine acupuncture and chiropractic clinics featuring guest veterinarian Dr. Terri Van Wambeke, DVM, CVA, CVSMT.
Robert Hunter also believes in giving back to his community. He has served for many years on the Community Planning Advisory Council, advising the Sacramento County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on behalf of residents in unincorporated areas. He has also been an active Board Member for Central Valley Rails to Trails (CVRTF) a non-profit foundation that works to convert unused rail corridors into trails for the community to enjoy. Hunter hosted the organization’s annual TrailFest event from 2006 – 2010, raising funds for CVRTF and other local charities including the Firefighter’s Burn Institute, high school science camps, and Project R.I.D.E.’s therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities.
Besides enjoying an active life as a rugby player and avid skier, Hunter has started a winery on his ranch and is learning new skills as a vintner.
University of California Davis, 1975 BS Animal Science
University of California Davis, 1979, DVM School of Veterinary Medicine
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
California Veterinary Medical Association