Our Mission

“To provide healing therapeutic services to the broad veteran community through equine, agricultural and educational engagement.”

Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services (V.E.T.S.) provides equine-assisted programs to veterans with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. Our veterans enjoy improvements in many aspects of life from strength, flexibility and balance to cognitive, behavioral and emotional well-being. A  501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in southeastern Connecticut, V.E.T.S. mission is to provide healing therapeutic services to the veteran community through equine and educational engagement.

V.E.T.S TEAM

CRAIG MCCALISTER
CRAIG MCCALISTERCo-Founder - Executive Director, Instructor
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THOR TORGERSEN
THOR TORGERSENCo-Founder – Board President, Lead Instructor, Archery Lead Instructor
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CHRISTINA CLARK
CHRISTINA CLARKCo-Founder - Board Member Instructor
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Adam Holzschuh
Adam HolzschuhBoard Member, Instructor
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Gary Schmid
Gary SchmidBoard Member
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ADVISORS TO THE BOARD 

DAVID MORRIS
DAVID MORRISNavy Veteran, Author, Trauma Advocate, Suicide Survivor, Public Speaker
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ETHAN PALMER
ETHAN PALMERU.S.N.A., Navy Veteran, ICF and IDBF U.S National Team athlete, Dragonboat
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Honor

Duty

Courage

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Helen Keller

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

Horace

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A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.

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