About TFB Equine

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About TFB Equine

The veterinarians and medical support team at Teigland, Franklin and Brokken, DVM's, Inc. understand the unique treatment needs of thoroughbred racehorses. Since 1946, we have strived to help equine athletes reach their full potential. In the decades since, TFB Equine has expanded from its original base in Ft. Lauderdale, FL to serve horses in Delaware, Maryland, New York and Kentucky.

Drs. Scott Hay, Luis Castro, Tom Reid, Sara Langsam, Bonnie Comerford, Luis Benitez, Tim Delatte, Martine Rodgers, and April Downey are the current shareholders of the company.

Where State-of-the-Art Technology Meets Old-Fashioned Care

TFB Equine strives to provide the latest technological and medical protocols while ensuring that you are informed and have a voice in the care of your horse. By understanding your horse's healthcare options, we believe you are able to make choices that best suit your horse's needs. It is the practice's goal to combine the latest in modern veterinary care with old-fashioned personal care and customer service. We have invested in the latest diagnostic technology and recommend many of these tests for the long-term well-being of each patient. As we continue to operate, we will enhance diagnostic capabilities to help improve each patient's life.

TFB Founding Fathers

TFB Founding Fathers

We would like to pay tribute to the founding fathers of TFB Equine who made all of this possible. Special thanks to Dr. M. B. Teigland (left), Dr. Thomas D. Brokken (center), and Dr. Benjamin Franklin Jr. (right). Due to their remarkable efforts, TFB Equine has become what we know today.


We are active members of the American Association of Equine Practioners (AAEP), the Florida Association of Equine Practioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. And have members serving on the Grayson Jockey Club Foundation.

Equine Pre-Purchase Examinations

In addition to the general care provided to the racehorses, our veterinarians perform pre-purchase examinations for prospective buyers of yearlings and two-year-olds at the annual sales held in Miami and Ocala, Florida; Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky; Timonium Sale in Maryland and Saratoga Springs, New York. We also travel within the U.S. and abroad to serve clients who request assistance.

Advanced Equine Veterinary Medicine

We are passionate about providing clients with state-of-the-art equine veterinary medicine and unparalleled customer service, while maintaining a decades-long tradition of doing so with the highest ethical standards. From pre-purchase examinations to surgical care, an experienced team of veterinarians is here to care for your horse and help them perform to the best of their ability.

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Contact Information

General Client Care Center (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
(954) 680-5886

(954) 680-5976

Florida Emergencies:
(954) 680-5886

Mid-Atlantic Emergencies:
(410) 392-2377

New York Emergencies:
Please call your current veterinarian (see below).

On-Site Racetrack Service

With 18 veterinarians on staff, TFB Equine is able to provide your equine with on-site veterinary care. We offer services at the following locations:


  • Calder Race Course
  • Gulfstream Park
  • Palm Meadows Training Center
  • Palm Beach Downs Training Center
  • Payson Park Training Center
  • Tampa Bay Downs


  • Keeneland

Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Delaware Park
  • Fair Hill Training Center

New York

  • Saratoga Race Course
  • Belmont
  • Aqueduct

Florida Veterinarians:

Dr. Luis Benitez 443-553-2870
Dr. Tom Brokken 954-732-2007
Dr. Luis Castro 954-732-2005
Dr. Bonnie Comerford 954-732-2002
Dr. Tim DeLatte 954-732-2849
Dr. S. James Fukuda 954-732-1777
Dr. Scott Hay 954-732-2003
Dr. Martine Rodgers 954-732-2010
Dr. Jackie Shellow 954-732-2009
Dr. Bruce Solomon 954-732-2011
Dr. Drew Upright 954-732-0331

Mid-Atlantic Veterinarians:

Dr. Erika Jo Beck 954-732-0894
Dr. S. James Fukuda 954-732-1777
Dr. Lydia Hamilton 954-732-7518
Dr. Tom Reid 443-309-6850

New York Veterinarians:

Dr. Luis Castro 954-732-2005
Dr. April Downey 954-732-6813
Dr. Tim DeLatte 954-732-2849
Dr. Sara Langsam 954-732-2001
Dr. Heather Tillson 954-732-0083