I’ve worked with Joao Crespo for over 4 years, and he is by far the most competent and knowledgeable veterinary I’ve ever met. Over the years we worked together on almost everything related to veterinary work with horses, from the detailed and thorough Pre-purchase exam, over acute injuries and mysterious deceases to the smallest wound and general management. Joao Crespo is in everything he does extremely focused, devoted and responsible and always with what is best and fair for the horse as his primary focus point.
His holistic approach to treatments and veterinary assistance creates the best processes for the horses, be it recovering from an injury, improving general state or advancing the performance of the horse. Because he is also able to give advice on adjusting details in nutrition, supplements, shoeing and much more, he can help keep our horses at their best ability at all times and instead of waiting for treatment after the damage is done, he is able to help prevent it from occurring. This to me is of high importance, as even the smallest thing can have the biggest importance, and he is always ready with advice and assistance - no matter how big or small the issue might be.
Being the most professional and skilled veterinary I’ve ever worked with, Joao is at the same time very good at breaking the things down and teaching owners and grooms about the issues, as well as he is always ready to take time out to make sure everybody around the horse understands what is going on. He is able to communicate the most complex issues and make them understandable for everybody. With many clients and horse owners thousands of miles away, it is very important to me that they always feel safe and understand what is being done and why. With his honesty and integrity he has become one of the most trusted partners at our farm.
Joao Crespo is for these and so many more reasons the best veterinary I could ever recommend to anyone. Maybe most of all because he deeply loves what he does, and he truly cares for the animals, all of them.
Thank you. For always being right, and for always being there.
Manager at Quinta da Varzea