Where Passion Meets Performance
At Performance Equine Veterinary Services we have a commitment to the health of your horse and helping you achieve your individual goals whether you pursue husbandry and general care, horsemanship, pleasure riding, and/or showing.
Our experience and training allow us to provide you and your horse with the latest in preventative medicine, a wide spectrum of diagnostic capabilities, and individualized treatment options. We are committed to providing you with exceptional communication and service, ongoing client education, and innovative advancements in veterinary medicine.
Meet Dr. Lynn
Lynn Gomes, D.V.M., B.S. Animal Science, CEVMMP, is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada. She earned a B.S. in Animal Science at Dalhousie University in Truro Nova Scotia. Dr. Gomes graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. After graduating she completed a one year surgical and ambulatory internship at Ocala Equine Hospital and has been working in the Raleigh area ever since. She has been certified as an Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner from the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute.
Dr. Gomes professional interests are preventative medicine, lameness and poor performance issues, vertebral manipulation (AKA “equine chiropractic”) and diagnostic imaging. In her free time she enjoys riding and competing with her horse Half Emilion and new mount Colero Z as well as spending time with her husband, two dogs, and gardening.
Dr. Jason Smith
Dr. Jason Smith graduated with honors from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving several awards in equine medicine and surgery. Following graduation, he completed an internship with Fairﬁeld Equine Associates where his training focused on lameness diagnosis and treatment, diagnostic imaging, emergency management, general medicine, and anesthesiology. Prior to joining Performance Equine, Dr. Smith worked as an Associate Veterinarian with Tryon Equine Hospital, where his work was primarily focused on the management of sport horses and performance related medicine. Additionally, Dr. Smith is an FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian.
Dr. Smith’s primary interests include the diagnosis and management of poor performance in sport horses and equine podiatry. Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his wife and their dogs hiking, paddle boarding, cooking, and traveling.
Lenna Borkowski - Assistant
Lenna Borkowski moved to Apex in the fall of 2012 with her husband, Jeff. She grew up on Eastern Long Island where she spent countless hours in the saddle riding with top hunter jumper trainers. Her love of horses continued through college when she chose to stay home and ride. She graduated from Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. She currently has 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses & 1 ferret. When Lenna isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her horses and reading.
Bri Radtke - Assistant
Bri Radtke is a Wisconsin native who always had a passion for horses. Growing up, Bri was active in both 4-H and FFA. Bri graduated from the University of Findlay magna cum laude with two bachelors degrees in English Equestrian Studies and Animal Science with a science concentration. Bri will be attending the University of Edinburgh online to obtain her masters in Equine Science. Bri is also the proud owner of Roc the Spot, aka Coco, a special chestnut mare. They bring out the best in each other and they’re both very excited for this new adventure!.
Cathy Verrilli - Office Assistant
Cathy is our new office assistant. While she is new to us, she brings with her almost 13 years of equine veterinary office experience. She is passionate about customer service and all that comes with it. Prior to working in the equine industry, Cathy rode as a junior in Maclay and Medal national competitions under Kip Rosenthal, and then became a horse show mom to her daughter.
When she isn’t working, Cathy and her husband, Colin, spend as much time as possible at their cabin in the NC mountains. She also has two daughters and a granddaughter, and loves spending time with family, hiking and loving on her two cats, Missy and Peanut. Her guilty pleasures include watching one too many Hallmark movies and classic music videos.
Ali Schubert - Extern
Ali Schubert is a class of 2023 vet student at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. She started working as an extern for Dr. Gomes in January of 2016 while earning her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at NC State and continues to work whenever possible throughout vet school. Her current veterinary interests are equine focused, though she’s keeping her options open for her career. When she’s not working or studying, Ali enjoys riding horses and playing with her dog, Oakley.