Our Team

Temeku Equine, Inc. Staff

We cannot wait to meet you and your beloved horses and want to ensure that they live a happy and healthy life. Please take a moment to read our staff bios and get to know our team, and do not hesitate to contact our staff if you have any questions regarding your horses or livestock.

Chris J. Huth


Dr. Huth was born and raised in Poway, California. He was very involved in 4-H and FFA while growing up. He showed steers and hogs at the Del Mar Fair for over 10 years. After graduating from Poway High School, he attended Fresno State. During his time at Fresno State, he was responsible for the breeding program at the Quarter Horse Unit. Dr. Huth graduated with the Dean's medalist award for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

Dr. Huth graduated from Colorado State University's Professional Veterinary Medical Program. During school, Dr. Huth worked in the Fort Collins Bio-Security Laboratory on a variety of research studies including horses, alpacas, and alligators. Most of the work he did was with the West Nile Virus. Dr. Huth received the Outstanding Large Animal Surgery Award when he finished veterinary school. Although he had a large animal emphasis during vet school, he spent his first year working in a mixed animal hospital in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The variety of animals he worked on was entertaining, but he really missed working with large animals.

Dr. Huth is extremely proud of the practice Temeku Equine has become. He credits his excellent team and supportive family for making it run smoothly.

Dr. Huth is married to Becca; they have three young daughters named Abby, Jocelyn, and Paige.

Jennifer Rosenberg

DVM, Certified in Animal Chiropractic

Dr. Rosenberg grew up in Rancho Bernardo. She has been involved with horses all her life, competing in many rodeo associations including California Junior Rodeo Association, California High School Rodeo Association, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Dr. Rosenberg qualified for the National competition in barrel racing at both the high school and college level and attained professional status in the WPRA in her rookie year. Along with her successes in barrel racing, she is a talented breakaway and team roper.

Dr. Rosenberg attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on a rodeo team scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and an AG business minor. After graduation at Cal Poly, Dr. Rosenberg headed to Texas A&M, in College Station, TX where she had been accepted to a Master’s Degree program in Animal Science. During her time at Texas A&M, Dr. Rosenberg was a teaching assistant in equine training, equine production management and taught the Mounted Cavalry riding and training skills. After attaining her Masters, Dr. Rosenberg attended Veterinary School at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree after completing her scholastic training on the Ross University campus and the clinical year portion back at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Rosenberg has interest and experience working in the sports medicine field. She previously worked at Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in Texas and has traveled to several racetrack meets as the track veterinarian. She is licensed by the veterinary board of California as well as the veterinary & racing commission boards in Texas, Minnesota, and Iowa. She is also certified in Animal Chiropractic by IVCA. As a self-proclaimed “Cali girl”, Dr. Rosenberg is happy to return to her California roots and to join the community of Temecula and the Temeku Equine team.

Marc P. McCaughan


Dr. Marc McCaughan is a native of Southern California, growing up in Los Angeles County with a deep appreciation for animals and nature fostered by his family's avocado and citrus orchard. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of California, Irvine. Driven by his passion for veterinary medicine, he pursued and obtained his D.V.M from the University of Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Veterinary College.

After graduation, Dr. McCaughan embarked on a one-year internship and an additional two years of service with Baker Equine Medical, a renowned thoroughbred racetrack practice in Los Alamitos, California. Collaborating with esteemed surgeons and clinicians in the racing industry, he honed his skills and deepened his dedication to providing exceptional medical care to equine athletes.

Transitioning from the racetrack, Dr. McCaughan practiced in south Orange County, specializing in lameness and sports medicine for both English and Western equine athletes. His clinical expertise has been instrumental in enhancing the well-being and performance of these remarkable animals. He has also completed his FEI veterinary accreditation as a Permitted Treating Veterinarian.

Outside of his professional life, Dr. McCaughan enjoys all things outdoors- boating, riding horses and enjoying his motorcycles. He also loves traveling the world with his wife, Ashley, and spending time with family.

Jenna Virden

Registered Veterinary Technician

Jenna was born and raised in Southern California. She is an ultrasound certified RVT that spent 7 years as a small animal tech before moving over to large animal. She has owned horses most of her life and has always loved them. She loves to ride and barrel races locally and with WPRA. Having been a long time client at Temeku Equine she decided to officially join the work family.

Rafael Gomez

Veterinary Assistant

Rafael was born and raised in Jalisco, Mexico. Soon after coming to the USA, he began working for Dr. Will Ommert of Los Caballos Veterinary Hospital. Rafael was Dr. Ommert's right-hand man for many years. During his 30 years of employment at this facility, Rafael has worked with over 10 different veterinarians. Over the years, Rafael has developed a sixth sense for working with horses, livestock and other large animals.

Rafael has raised his family here. He and his wife, Lorena, have one daughter, two sons, and a granddaughter. Verenice is a veterinary assistant at a small animal clinic in Temecula, Gus works locally, and David works for US Border Patrol.

Alexa Appelbaum

Veterinary Assistant

Alexa was born and raised in San Juan Capistrano and has been involved with horses all her life with a background in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper. She obtained her degree in Biological Sciences at California State University, Sacramento with an emphasis in human anatomy while balancing an internship as a cadaver lab assistant, working as an exercise rider in Wilton, California and running the in-gate at the Murieta Equestrian Center horse shows on the side. She is currently planning on pursuing vet school to foster her passion for equine medicine.

Jan D'Amato

Office Staff

Born in Long Beach, Ca, Jan learned to ride horses as a young girl. Raising 3 children Orange County, she postponed owning horses until they grew older. Always a fan of Thoroughbred Racing, Jan immersed herself in the industry. She has spent time working the backside of the track, breeding thoroughbreds and racing these amazing animals.

Jamie Roberts

Office Staff

Jamie has been involved in the equestrian world for over three decades. She spent her early years eventing, and eventually she shifted her focus to dressage where she is devoted to training her horses up the levels from young horse to FEI. She also has a passion for sport horse breeding. She comes from a career working in the tech industry and is excited to apply her previous skills and horse knowledge at Temeku Equine.

Lindsay Smith

Office Staff

Lindsey was born and raised in Southern California growing up in the USPC pony club program and spent 10 years training horses for jumping and three day eventing until an injury led her to switch careers and join the team at Temeku Equine in 2023. She has filled multiple roles within the clinic, working in the office and filling in for techs out in the field. She loves seeing a different side of the equine industry and gaining new knowledge and skills to help her equine friends. Lindsey recently made the move to Arizona but is continuing to stay with the team working remotely as office staff.

If you have an emergency after hours, please call (951) 302-6646.