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Empire Equine
2318 Olivet Lane - Santa Rosa - CA - 95401

Michelle Beko, D.V.M.
Christy Righetti
Office Manager
Dr. Michelle Beko graduated from U.C. Davis veterinary school in 1991. She completed a private practice internship in Ventura County before joining Empire Equine in 1992. She feels very fortunate to be able to work with horses and their people every day. She also feels privileged to have had the good fortune to be a horse owner herself. 

Michelle is currently a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners as well as the American Veterinary Medical Assocation.  She has served on UCD Large Animal External Advisory board as well as the UCD Admissions Committee advisory board. On the local front Michelle teaches a horse health class at the Santa Rosa Junior College and is a Column editor for the Sonoma County Horse Journal.

When not working she enjoys riding and eventing her horse Zeke, hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter. 

Christy Righetti joined Empire Equine as Office Manager in 2006. She graduated from Sonoma State University in 2003 with a BA in Psychology. Working part time for Empire Equine allows her to devote much of her time to being the mother of a young son as well as the Director of Administrative Services for a non-profit summer camp.  

Outside of the office Christy enjoys backpacking, hiking and of course, horseback riding. She is currently riding first level in dressage.

Michelle has always been prompt, efficient, and knowledgeable, and I have trusted her judgment on every aspect of horse care. She has always shown the utmost care and compassion for my horses, and they in turn trust her. 

                                                     - Janeen Sanchietti
                                                        Client for over 20 years