Apryle VetMD is Apryle Horbal, VMD. 

Apryle VetMD believes veterinary medicine varies from helping pet owners become more knowledgeable about animals to improving the lives of work horses. 

Apryle VetMD believes it is important to raise the profile and significance of veterinary medicine so that the public understands the importance of high quality animal healthcare. 

Apryle VetMD subscribes to the concept of One Health, humans, pets, and the environment are all interconnected. 

Apryle VetMD believes in the improved knowledge of the significant amount of time and training invested in becoming a veterinarian. 

Apryle VetMD is an education advocate for pet and animal owners. Improved knowledge of animal owners empowers good decision-making regarding a pet’s health. 

Apryle VetMD  believes easy access to information is just one of several methods to improve veterinary services. Information will improve customer service and customer education among animal caregivers. 


Apryle VetMD believes it is imperative for veterinarians to provide pet owners to receive high quality, evidence-based, technologically innovative medicine for animals locally. This effort will expedite and improve lab services and diagnostic methods available to raise the standard of diagnosis and care. 

Apryle VetMD  is passionate about stopping the mistreatment of working equids around the world. Improving the livelihood of people in developing countries by improving the quality and length of life of working horses and donkeys creates sustainable health programs for animals by training local veterinarians to provide long-term solutions and establish regular contact with animal owners. 


Apryle VetMD  is an advocate for improving the work life of veterinarians. 

​​​About Apryle Horbal, VMD MRCVS

Apryle Horbal is an expert in the field of equine dentistry. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Apryle received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Biological Basis of Behavior in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania. She then went on to qualify for her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Upon completion of this veterinary degree, she went on to complete an internship in large animal medicine, surgery and ambulatory practice at Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 2012.

Apryle recently completed her residency in equine dentistry at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland along with submitting a Masters of Philosophy thesis for her research in the development and clinical significance of cemental defects in equine maxillary cheek teeth infundibulae.

Apryle plans to achieve the American and European Veterinary Dental College’s Equine diplomate status in 2017, in order to provide specialty treatment in advanced equine dentistry, as well as continue the progression of the dental treatment of horses. Additionally, Apryle has an interest in training veterinary practitioners in developing countries, with an emphasis on improving dental care and nutrition for working equids around the world.

For any equine veterinary and/or dentistry needs and questions, please contact: apryle@universityveterinaryspecialists.com

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