first printed in the September 2020 Equiery

Dr. Justin Sobota, owner of South Mountain Equine (Middletown), has been appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to represent Licensed Veterinarians on the Maryland Horse Industry Board. Members from 11 different sectors of the State’s equine industry serve four-year terms with MHIB. Dr. Sobota fills the vacancy created by the departure of Dr. Michael Odian, who resigned from MHIB earlier this year after taking the position of Maryland’s State Veterinarian.

Dr. Sobota has operated South Mountain Equine for 11 years and services all types of horses in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He specializes in lameness, chiropractic and acupuncture.

“We are delighted to have someone of Dr. Sobota’s energy and expertise on the board,” said Jim Steele, MHIB Chair. “We have been blessed over the years to have a number of excellent veterinarians on the MHIB board and excited that Dr. Sobota joins that distinguished list.”