Meet Our Staff

Stephen Fisch

Stephen D. Fisch, DVM

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

Rachel Lacey, DVM

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 and attended the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (Acupuncture). Dr. Lacey practiced at AVS Equine Hospital before moving to Alabama to be closer to family and starting her own successful veterinary practice. We are happy to have her return to Tallahassee and AVS Equine Hospital full time!