"Since The Days Of The Romans"
My journey of discovering a life with horses.

No one understands what it’s like to fail so much that success is the only option left. Filled with stories from a life filled with horses from a man taking an unusual path to a veterinary career. A book written by Geoff Tucker, DVM

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Equine Dentistry

Equine Dentistry Without Drama™ since 1983 and over 60,000 floats as of January 2014. Beliefs, philosophies, short videos, and FAQ's.

The Equine Dentistry School Online

Learn The Tucker Technique Of Equine Dentistry™. Learn online from anywhere in the world. Just to know more or to make a career.

Horse's Advocate

A membership site to learn everything about horses. Filled with over 2600 pictures plus videos, lectures, and articles I have written. Soon to be called “Horse Shouting!”

The Store

SUCCEED®, "The Ten Irrefutable Laws Of Horsemanship," "True And Incredible Stories Of A Horse Vet," and "Since The Days Of The Romans."

Meet Our Specialists

This practice is brought to you by a team of professionals including: Melissa Boetcher - associate equine dentist with 8000 horses floated by her. She is also in charge of making appointments and driving. Kathy Tucker - officer of the corporation, CFO, chief of marketing, graphic designer, and unending fuel for the owner. Matt Tucker - IT specialist, marketing specialist, and genius. Geoff Tucker, DVM - veterinarian and president of the corporation, equine dentist, occasional driver, and content creator. Several other great specialists to implement our ideas, offer their ideas, guide and teach - all too numerous to count.

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Geoff Tucker, DVM

Dr. Tucker has been with horses professionally since 1973, the year Secretariat won the Triple Crown. He worked full time on a Thoroughbred breeding and training farm in Bedford Hills, NY

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Melissa Boettcher

Melissa is from Palm City, Florida and joined the practice in September, 2009. Like all of you, she is happiest in the barn and with horses.

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Latest News from The Equine Practice, Inc

Blogs of the practice below. Subscribe to "The Equine Practice Rounds" to stay up to date with all that we do at The Equine Practice, Inc.

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A long day
June 25, 2014

This wasn’t what I had planned for the end of my day.  A small leak in a radiator hose has…

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Mares and foals in an Ocala, FL field enjoying green summer grass
June 23, 2014

A summer scene in Ocala, Florida today.  I could not pass it up.  For some reason, a green field filled…

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What our clients say about The Equine Practice, Inc

Some of the testimonials we have received at The Equine Practice, Inc. There are many more on a page dedicated to the kind words people say about us.

  • Dr. Tucker and Melissa recently floated our horses’ teeth for the first time. The horses expressed their gratitude after the procedures with body shakes and smiles! We noticed an immediate difference in our 30 year-old gelding’s ability to eat carrots and bananas without struggling to chew or swallow the pieces of his favorite snacks. Our 21 year-old gelding had shied away from any touch near his face for months despite having his teeth floated by another practitioner. We thought he might be losing his vision. As soon as Geoff and Melissa were finished with his mouth, his fear of his mouth area being touched vanished, he took his bit without objection. We had no idea his teeth might have caused the discomfort he had manifested. Needless to say, we were most impressed with the gentle, comprehensive, talented, experienced, and intuitive services offered by Dr. Tucker and Melissa. We highly recommend them without reservation.

  • I am so glad I found you and Melissa!! I will never have Florians teeth floated any other way again. I was so worried how he would react without tranqs. The level of horsemanship was so refreshing, my horse seemed so relaxed and actually seemed to enjoy it. No drugs, No hanging from the rafters! Love it!! Thanks again….all the best! Jessica in NY

  • Dear Dr. Tucker – thank you for taking care of my boys today. It was my first appointment and I didn’t know what to expect. I am a big skeptic of, well, everything. My daughter watched you work on our friend’s horses and insisted that you work on her horse, Dante. My husband read your “10 Irrefutable Laws of Horsemanship” and said “This man knows what he’s talking about.” My best friend, Laura, praised you to the sky. Still, I “googled” you to make sure you weren’t some hocus-pocus person who just called himself an “equine dentist” that morning. Finally, I made an appointment, not believing that dentistry without anesthetic and power tools was possible, nor sanitary, nor effective. I was wrong. My horses hung their heads and totally relaxed while you worked on them. You even gave me wonderful news about my lifetime cribber – his teeth weren’t the disaster that I had been led to believe and I didn’t have to make him miserable with a cribbing muzzle or insane by not allowing him to graze or eat hay. My beliefs changed 180 degrees. You are a legitimate practitioner and know what you are doing. Horses like you. I’ve seen it with my own eyes!!

  • As an advocate for my horses I want them stress free which makes them relaxed and happy. I also want zero oral issues which makes my communication fair in the bridle. Dr. Tucker brings his skills, life and professional experiences to my barn with his wickedly funny humor. Even my horse that does not like men likes Dr. Tucker evident by his head in Dr. Tuckers’ chest and Henry’s sleepy eyes. I recommend trying Dr. Tucker just once. Your horse will be so happy your horse will invite him back!!

  • Dear Dr. Tucker, I wanted to let you know how happy I am to have finally found a dentist that my horses and I are comfortable with. From the moment you and Melissa stepped out of the car, I could tell it was going to be a good experience. I particularly wanted to mention: Corey can be very spooky and tense. At one point there was a blacksmith who would only shoe him if he was tranquilized. I appreciated that you didn’t rush him. You allowed Corey to get comfortable with you before you started any work. Once started, you took your time with him and gave him short breaks. He was a perfect gentleman with you, without any medication, all because of how you treated him. My little Shetland can be naughty and impatient. I knew if I continued down the road of my vet floating him, I was going to create a larger behavioral problem. Melissa handled Bear perfectly. He behaved and tolerated the exam like an old pro. I think he actually liked her! Personally, I appreciated that you shared your philosophy with me and also described in detail what you found with each of their exams. I felt like I was your only customer that day (which I know is far from the truth). Since your visit, Corey is no longer spilling tiny amounts of grain (first time ever), and Bear is chewing like a normal horse. In addition to being a veterinarian and dentist Dr. Tucker, you and Melissa are true “horsemen”, as was so eloquently displayed in the generous and respectful way my horses were treated. Thank you so much, and I look forward to your visit in March.