Department of Clinical Sciences

Horse Racing  

Advancing the health
and well-being
of animals
and people

Samuel Hurcombe

Samuel D. A. Hurcombe
Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists
111 Plainfield Ave.
Elmont, NY 11003

Samuel D A Hurcombe, BSc, BVMS, MS

Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Clinical Associate Professor
Internist and Emergency Clinician, Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Hurcombe's research is centered on emergency and critical care. His focus is on conditions of the acute abdomen (colic) including pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative management strategies to improve survival in horses that experience surgical colic.


Education and Training

2008-2010     The Ohio State University, Fellowship in Equine and Emergency Critical Care

2005-2008     The Ohio State University, Residency in Equine Internal Medicine

2008              The Ohio State University, Master of Science

2003              Murdoch University, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (first class honors)

2001              Murdoch University, Bachelor of Science (Veterinary biology)



pubmedPlease select the PubMed link for a list of Dr. Hurcombe's publications.


Board Certification

2010             American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

2008             American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine