Veterinarian

Veterinarian Alberto Rullan, DVM.

Dr. Rullan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.  In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University.   Dr. Rullan was assigned a one-year equine internship at Louisiana State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Clinic where he obtained advanced training in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in equine medicine and surgery.

Dr. Rullan frequently travels to broaden his veterinary knowledge. He continues his studies in laminitis treatment, lameness diagnostics and treatment methods, and the use of stem cells and regenerative therapy in equine injury treatment and recovery. He is also very active in volunteering with the Equitation Initiative, a non-profit international organization that is dedicated to providing veterinary care to horses in less fortunate, first world communities and teaching basic veterinary care to the people in these communities. Dr. Rullan’s personal interests include flying, spending time with his family and every now and then riding his horse.  He has over 10 years of experience training Paso Fino horses at Rullan Enterprises in Puerto Rico.

Monika Salgado

Monika Salgado is our Rehabilitation Manager and Director of Public Contact. Monika’s goal at Equine Performance Center is to get our equine and canine athletes back to their optimum condition, always offering the absolute best Medical and Rehabilitation Services. It is her pleasure always to answer any questions or concerns clients may have no matter what time of the day it is. Monika was born and raised in Miami, FL. She began riding horses at the age of 7 as it was her dream! She commenced learning the discipline of Hunter Jumpers, but later on in life, she changed her focus to the Paso Fino breed. She has been riding Paso Fino’s for over 15 years now and has been competing nationally and internationally. Monika has a background in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Since relocating to Ocala, FL in 2017. She actually believes education is the key to success to be the best asset she can be for Equine Performance Center and Dr. Alberto Rullan. Monika relocated to Ocala, FL with her husband and young daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys riding, showing, and spending time with her family, friends, and her animals. Monika is ecstatic to be a part of Equine Performance Center and its family!

Sarah Powell

Sara Powell is the Office Manager at Equine Performance Center. Sara is a life time horse lover and owner. Sara’s comes from a family of Jockeys as well as trainers, and showmen. Her passion dates back to the age of two and blossomed into a life long passion of showing hunter jumpers in her home state of Kentucky with a primary focus on the national hunter jumper pony circuits. Sara has an educational background in Law as well as Business Management. In her free time, Sara enjoys riding and spending time with friends and family. Sara feels blessed to do what she loves, full heartedly, every day at Equine Performance Center.