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About Dr. Tom Schell



Tom Schell, D.V.M., CVCH, CHN
Dr. Tom Schell is a private veterinary practitioner in North Carolina focusing on various areas of specialty in the horse. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with over 23 years of private practice experience in various aspects of equine medicine and surgery.  A large part of his practice was in applying alternative herbal and nutritional therapies in the horse to help combat chronic health and lameness conditions. He has been actively involved with off-track Thoroughbred rehabilitation, with extensive experience in resolving chronic tendon conditions, foot pain, and digestive complaints.  His main area of focus in research is the process of inflammation, how it impacts overall health, digestion, degenerative conditions, and the immune response.  Through the proper usage of herbs and nutrition, he is able to mitigate the process. Dr. Schell is also highly experienced with foot related conditions, barefoot trimming, and trim applications to provide long term results for lame patients. Dr. Schell is the chief advisor, researcher, and product formulator for Nouvelle Veterinary Research, Inc., with the sole goal of creating real-world herbal and whole-food based solutions for dogs and horses. He is a certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist and Holistic Nutritionist, with past certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Equine Practice. He currently resides in North Carolina, operates a private equine rehabilitation facility, and frequently consults with horse owners around the United States and abroad. Dr. Schell is also the author of “Seeing the Whole Horse”.

Dr. Schell assists horse owners throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and worldwide via consultations provided remotely or on-site.




Secondvet was created to assist the equine owner through a better understanding of certain health and lameness conditions that impact their horses on a daily basis. Specific health or lameness issues are common, but often persist for years, impacting health and soundness. Through a better understanding of these conditions and viewing the horse as a whole, we can gain a better perspective on how factors interplay and through this, create options that improve long term recovery and health.

The information presented on this site and through consultations is not intended to replace a veterinary diagnosis or proper veterinary attention. Our goal is to supplement current regimens, helping to educate and provide a higher level of understanding regarding health in horses and companion pets, interweaving diet, nutrition and supplementation to achieve a higher level of success.

SecondVet Integrative Animal Portal is an online interactive, knowledge and education sharing website. SecondVet Integrative Animal Portal and their advisors do not make or provide any diagnosis, nor do they prescribe any therapy with the intention of curing, preventing, or mitigating any disease pathway. The information shared within this interactive forum is purely for educational uses only, based on clinical experience from the experts herein. This information is for personal knowledge only and application of such knowledge and information is up to the individual. SecondVet Integrative Animal Portal, Nouvelle Research, or any of the participating experts are not responsible for application of the information by the owner, nor responsible for any specific outcome.