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 and his Flying Fisch Farm as been the Champion Florida Bred Breeder twice in the last few years. His spare time is spent with his wife, Kelley, and their four children - Dr. Joe, the Equine Veterinarian for the State of Florida; Jessie who is currently working on a PhD at Georgia Tech, Casey Chaviano, PhD who is in private practice in Atlanta, and Zoey who is in undergrad at FSU.

Member Killearn United Methodist Church, President FQHRA, National AQHA Director, AQHA Racing Council, AQHA Racing Committee, Georgia Quarter Horse Racing Association (GQHRA) Board of Directors, Member American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), Member Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)




Jennifer Godman, BVMS, MS, MRCVS

Jennifer Godman, BVMS, MS, MRCVS

Email: drjgodman@avsequinehospital.com
Dr. Godman is a highly trained surgeon, internist, and criticalists. After graduating from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Godman completed an internship with Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, an Equine Internal Medicine Fellowship with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky and a Residency in Equine Emergency and Critical Care at Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. Dr. Godman has a love for teaching and taught future veterinarians while at Ohio State. With her veterinary students she covered topics such as: diagnosis and management of equine colic and abdominal disease (medical & surgical), lacerations and wound management, neonatal medicine, pharmacology, joint injection and regional anesthesia, transfusion medicine, casting and splinting, sepsis/endotoxemia/SIRS, and field surgery.