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Johnson

Sherry A. Johnson, DVM, MS, DACVSMR - Program Chair

Dr. Sherry Johnson attended veterinary school at Iowa State University, completed an equine internship at Equine Medical Center of Ocala and then completed a one-year equine diagnostic imaging fellowship at Colorado State University. She then transitioned into the collaborative Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program through Colorado State University and Equine Sports Medicine, LLC. Following her residency training, she became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR) in 2019. She then transitioned into a PhD program at Colorado State University with specific research focus on novel rehabilitation modalities related to tendon healing. Dr. Johnson is the recipient of the American Quarter Horse Foundation Young Investigator Award (2018), named the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow (2019), and was most recently granted the Storm Cat Career Development Award (2020) and Iowa State University’s 2020 Young Alumni Award. Additionally, she is a co-founder of Equine CORE, Inc. (eCORE, specialist equine telerehabilitation) and a partner & managing rehabilitation veterinarian of Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, LLC (ESMR). 

Bass

Luke Bass, DVM, MS, DABVP

Dr. Bass is a faculty member in the Equine Field Service Department at Colorado State University (CSU) where he focuses on equine ambulatory medicine and teaches undergraduate equine science and veterinary students. He received his DVM from CSU in 2007 and completed an internship with Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, CA, where he remained as an associate veterinarian for 5 years. After a year with Equine River Veterinary Services, he joined CSU. Dr. Bass is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine) and is certified in Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Bass also serves on the Board of Directors at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).

Beck

Beau Beck, DVM

Dr. Beck completed a Bachelor’s of Science at Utah State University in 2008. He then received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University. Following graduation, he completed an internship at Equine Sports Medicine and La Mesa Equine Lameness Center in Pilot Point, Texas. Since then he has followed his passion and focused predominantly on lameness and sports medicine.

Dr. Beck is a partner and practicing veterinarian at South Valley Equine located in Saratoga Springs, Utah. To facilitate the needs of their clients, South Valley Equine purchased a satellite practice in Farr West, Utah, where they also run an equine rehabilitation program. Dr. Beck splits his time between the two practices.

Christakos

Jackie Christakos DVM

Dr. Christakos completed her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at Colorado State University (CSU). She then completed her internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center (LEMC) where she remained in practice to further her skills in lameness and performance horse practice. She became certified in Equine Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in the spring of 2014. Dr. Christakos has focused her continuing education on musculoskeletal imaging and advanced lameness courses. Her areas of focus at LEMC are lameness/sport horse practice and musculoskeletal ultrasound but she also enjoys general practice, acupuncture, and emergency field work.

Dr. Christakos has been an FEI treating veterinarian since 2015 and gained her status of FEI Official Veterinarian in Eventing in 2018. She also has served on the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors since 2017 as secretary/treasurer elect.

Davidson

Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Davidson is an Associate Professor of Sports Medicine, Equine Sports Medicine Service Chief, and Clinical Treadmill Service Chief at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Michigan State University in 1992. Dr. Davidson interned at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, WA before coming to UPenn. Her research interests include exercising upper airway abnormalities and sports horse lameness with particular interest in neck and back problems.  
 

Glass

Kati Glass, DVM, DACVS-LA

Kati Glass received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Texas A&M University. She completed an equine rotating internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala in Ocala, Florida before returning to Texas A&M for a large animal surgery residency. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in Large Animal Surgery in 2017. She joined the TAMU faculty in 2017 as a Clinical Assistant Professor with primary roles are in patient care and clinical student teaching on the Equine Sports Medicine & Imaging Service, Equine Orthopedic Surgery Service, Equine Soft Tissue Surgery Service, and Food Animal Surgery Service. 

She has presented nationally and internationally on topics including orthopedic surgery, lameness, and advanced imaging in equine lameness evaluation. She is also a faculty member of the international organization AOVET, focused on education and hands-on training for veterinary orthopedic surgeons. 

Lesser

Craig Lesser, DVM, CF

Dr. Lesser is an Associate Veterinarian in the Podiatry Department at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital (RREH) in Lexington, KY. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2015. Following the completion of an internship at Anoka Equine, he moved to Lexington to complete a podiatry fellowship at RREH and has continued as an associate. 

As an extension of podiatry, Dr. Lesser has an interest in lameness and imaging. He also enjoys teaching, volunteering, doing research, and continuing to further his education. 

Johnson

Amy Johnson, DVM, DACVIM-LA, DACVIM-Neurology

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Medicine & Neurology and Section Chief of Internal Medicine & Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 2003. She was with BW Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, NJ, before coming to UPenn. Her research interests include large animal neurology, equine neurology, bovine neurology, camelid neurology, small ruminant neurology, porcine neurology, Clostridium botulinum type B and botulism, Sarcocystis neurona, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme neuroborreliosis.

Horne

Caitlyn Redding Horne, DVM, DACVSMR

Dr. Horne completed both her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees at North Carolina State University (NCSU).  Upon graduation, she completed a one year equine imaging focused internship at Equine Diagnostic Imaging in Gainesville, FL to further her education in musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI. She then returned to NCSU for a residency in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) in the spring of 2020.  She continues to practice as a clinical veterinarian at NCSU on the Equine Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Service doing lameness/sport horse practice, diagnostic imaging with a special focus on musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI, and rehabilitation of all injuries.  
 

Sampson

Sarah N. Sampson, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR-Equine, CERP

Dr. Sampson completed her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at Washington State University (WSU 1999). She then worked at a progressive equine practice near Seattle, WA, for four years before returning to WSU to complete a Large Animal Surgery (ACVS) residency program and Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in magnetic resonance imaging of the equine distal limb. In 2014, Dr. Sampson became board certified in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (ACVSMR), and in 2019 she became Certified in Equine Rehabilitation Practice through the University of Tennessee. Since finishing her surgery residency in 2007, she has practiced as an equine surgeon and sports medicine clinician at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and in private practice in California and Texas. Her research has been primarily in the area of the equine foot and magnetic resonance imaging of the equine distal limb. Since 2016 she has worked on the equine sports medicine & imaging service at Texas A&M University where she focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, often including high field MRI evaluation. 

Dr. Sampson has remained active in the ACVS previously as a member of the Resident Credentialing Committee and currently as a member of the Fellowship Committee, and in ACVSMR as a member of the Examination Committee. She is also the facilitator of the AAEP SREC for Student Programs and a member of the AAEP SREC Imaging Group. She has authored multiple journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters over the last 20 years, mostly focusing on performance horse lameness and equine magnetic resonance imaging. 

Schnabel

Lauren Schnabel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Schnabel is an Associate Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and is also an Associate Director of the Comparative Medicine Institute at NCSU. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and her internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.  Dr. Schnabel then returned to Cornell University to complete her Large Animal Surgery Residency and PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Fortier and Dr. Douglas Antczak. Dr. Schnabel’s research focuses on stem cell immunology, use of biologic therapies to treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, and advancing equine rehabilitation protocols.
 

Seabaugh

Katie Seabaugh, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Katie Seabaugh is a member of the Equine Sports Medicine Team at CSU and staff veterinarian for the Equine Orthopaedic Research Center.

She obtained her Doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University. The following year she completed an internship at a specialty equine referral practice in Oakdale, California. Following the path she set for herself, she obtained and completed a large animal surgical residency at Colorado State University and subsequent board certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2013.

Also, in 2013 she took a faculty position at the University of Georgia and began pursuing board certification in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She achieved this certification in January 2015. In 2016, Dr. Seabaugh returned to CSU. She is joined in Fort Collins by her husband, who is an equine radiologist and faculty member at CSU. Together they have two kids, Beckett and Calder, two dogs, a cat and a horse.   
 

Selburg

Kurt Selberg, MS, DVM, MS, DACVR

Dr. Selberg is an Associate Professor at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at the Colorado State University (CSU). After completing his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University, he completed an equine sports medicine internship at Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, VA. He received his training in diagnostic imaging from Colorado State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists. Following his residency he completed fellowship in advanced imaging with training from Colorado State University and from Musculoskeletal Radiologists in Fort Collins, CO. He was an Assistant Professor of equine diagnostic imaging at the University of Georgia for four years before returning to an equine diagnostic imaging position at CSU. His area of interest is the equine athlete and musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging.  Dr. Selberg is also a certified member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology.