Meet the Veterinarians & Staff at Progressive Equine
Brad Dygert, D.V.M
Dr. Dygert obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from the University of California at Davis. He continued at the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1986. Brad traveled to central Kentucky to complete an internship at Equine Services, a large referral and ambulatory hospital. He remained for an additional 16 months, performing surgery with the Veterinary Laser Institute, a specialty practice utilizing laser surgery with an operating microscope.
Brad returned to his home state of California in 1988 to be close to his family. He has remained in ambulatory practice since, emphasizing a sport horse performance practice.
Brad is married to Linda Rydgig, also an equine veterinarian, and they have three children. His outside interests include skiing, tennis, and mountain biking.
Linda Rydgig D.V.M., C.V.A.
A native Californian, Dr. Rydgig obtained her undergraduate degree from Cal State University Northridge. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1994. In 2000, she became certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She also completed the Advanced Equine Acupuncture course at the Chi Institute in Florida.
Personal interests include long-distance running, skiing, tennis, and photography. Linda resides in Camarillo with her husband and partner, Brad, two dogs, a cat, and a rabbit. Professional interests are traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbs, ophthalmology, and equine internal medicine.
Chris has been an invaluable asset to Progressive Equine since 1999. She manages all aspects of the office, including scheduling and billing. Chris has been involved in the horse world for more than 20 years, with both daughters riding and showing hunters.
Chris lives in Simi Valley with her husband, Phil, and her dogs, Oreo and Charlie.
"Jessie" Australian Shepherd