Lila H. Solomon, DVM

Lila H. Solomon, DVM

I’m lucky in that I’ve been working in Southern Maine for the past 7 years with its unique and diverse horse population.  I enjoy treating horses that live with their families in the backyards of rural Maine, as well as those in larger performance horse facilities.  This diverse horse population has taught me so much about the nature of being an equine vet.  Not only do I work on athletic horses that need to be at their peak performance, but I treat animals who are part of a family.  This shapes their preventative care and treatment plans.  I enjoy working on the whole horse through guidance and discussion with the owners, whether its lameness work or formulating maintenance and care plans for senior horses with medical issues.

I started riding when I was 5, and competed in hunter/jumpers and dressage through high school. I was fortunate to get my first horse when I was 10, an amazing thoroughbred mare, “Safe Passage”.  I spent as much time as possible shadowing her veterinarian. He became a mentor and helped solidify my desire to be an equine vet.  After high school, I came to Maine to attend Bates College. I took a break from the horse world while in college to row on the crew team, but always had the same goal in mind.  I attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2006. I completed a joint internship in the Tufts Large Animal Hospital and Massachusetts Equine Clinic (the other MEA!), a large private practice in Southern Massachusetts.  I returned to practice in Southern Maine in 2007.

I live in Augusta with my husband, two young children, and black labrador, Hudson.  We try to enjoy the beautiful Maine outdoors as much as possible.

I am thrilled to be joining Maine Equine Associates as a part time veterinarian and look forward to meeting you on the farm!