Meet Our Staff

Stephen Fisch

Stephen D. Fisch, DVM

Email: sfischdvm@avsequinehospital.com
Dr. Stephen D. Fisch has been a horse enthusiast since early childhood. He was a jockey before pursuing his DVM degree from the University of Georgia, where he graduated in 1982. He is president of AVS Equine Medical & Surgical Hospital in Tallahassee, which is the only full service equine medical and surgical referral hospital within 150 miles of Tallahassee, along with an extensive reproductive center.

Dr. Fisch's special interests are diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness, equine sports medicine and all aspects of reproduction. Dr. Fisch enjoys helping high caliber competition horses perform to the best of their ability. He is also certified in equine acupuncture.

Dr. Fisch breeds racing American Quarter horses. His spare time is spent with his wife, Kelley, and their four children - Dr. Joe, the Bureau Chief of the Division of Animal Industry for the State of Florida; Jessie who is currently working on a PhD at Georgia Tech, Casey Chaviano, PhD who is employed by Georgia Tech in Atlanta, and Zoey who is pursuing her Nurse Practitioner degree at Emory. 

Member Killearn United Methodist Church, National AQHA Director, AQHA Racing Committee, Member American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), Member Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)




Rachel  Lacey, DVM,CVMMP

Rachel Lacey, DVM,CVMMP


Dr. Rachel Lacey has a strong background in dentistry, reproduction, & emergency medicine, along with the skills needed to keep performance horses doing what they do best - performing. She is a graduate of the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine, attended the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (Acupuncture) and her  EVMM training is through the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute. This is the only medical manipulation course offered exclusively to veterinarians, focused specifically on equine practice. 

Dr. Lacey’s goals for becoming a Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner (CVMMP) originated from a desire to better solve discreet lameness issues and to provide preventative medicine for the wellbeing of your horse which contributes to allowing your horse to perform at his best.