Team » E.C. "Pug" Hart, DVM


Dr. E.C. "Pug" Hart is the consummate horseman. He graduated from Texas A&M and worked for legendary veterinarian Dr. Charlie Graham who taught him both veterinary skills and incredible work ethics.

Pug has done it all from racehorses to cutting horses, rodeo and even foxhunting. After moving to Florida, he worked at the Miami tracks until he bought and developed Hart Farm in Ocala into one of the larger training and breeding centers in the area.

While practicing in Ocala, Pug had the opportunity to work on some of the great racehorses of our times including Mr. Prospector and Slew o Gold. The farm grew to the point that there were often in excess of 300 horses in residence. His clientele included such well known names as Mace and Samantha Siegel, Will Farish, Morton Rosenthal, and Cal Partee just to name a few.

In 1998, Pug and Susie sold their Florida facility to Jerry Bailey and embarked on a new venture in Va. They developed a raw piece of land into a state of the art equestrian property where they continue to be active in every facet of the business. The farm has already produced 2 Va bred 2 year old champions plus numerous sales toppers and stakes winners. Pug served a 4 year stint on the Grayson Jockey Club Research committee and is a member of the AAEP. He is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in numerous states.