Meet our Doctors

Fred B. McCashin, VMD, MS

In 1961, Fred B McCashin qualified to ride on the US Equestrian Team with an eye on the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo; however, Fred chose instead to go to veterinary school.

His VMD was granted by the University of Pennsylvania and his postdoctoral masters of science was granted at the Ohio State University.  He was an assistant professor at Cornell before moving to North Carolina.

Although he didn't ride in the Olympics, Dr. McCashin has served as official US veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team (USET) at two Pan Am Games (1975 and 1979) and the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

Dr. McCashin was the director-surgeon of the North Carolina Veterinary Research Foundation, which is now the N.C. State Equine Health Center in Southern Pines.  He made the transition to private practice in 1977 and is the current owner of Carolina Equine Clinic.

As an event veterinarian for the Federation Equestre Internationale since 1987, he officiates at international events in the disciplines of Jumping, Eventing, and Dressage.  Dr. McCashin is available for appointments or consultations by request.

Elizabeth Susen, DVM

Dr. Susen grew up in Orange County, New York with a passion for showing hunters and doing hunter paces. In 2001, she completed her under-graduate degree at Delaware Valley University in Pennsylvania.  In 2005, St. George University in Grenada issued Beth her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She then finished her clinical studies at Auburn University in Alabama and continued on to Whitesboro, Texas to do her internship with Performance Equine Associates who specialized in performance horses and reproduction. After her internship, Beth moved back to New York starting at a small animal clinic before getting back into horses.


She is experienced with Standardbred race horses, performance horses from jumpers to trail, and reproduction.  Dr. Susen now enjoys her time in North Carolina with her son, two trail horses, two cattle dogs, and cat.