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Our Veterinarians & Staff

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is staffed by a highly skilled team of dedicated veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and nurses. Our team includes board certified clinicians in internal medicine, reproduction, and surgery as well as graduate residents in medicine and surgery. In addition, fourth year veterinary students from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine rotate through the hospital for three to six weeks of specialized training in equine medicine and surgery. Our competent, caring, and compassionate staff includes specialized pharmacy, imaging, laboratory, operating room, anesthesia and nursing professionals.

Faculty & Administrative Staff (Alphabetical Order)

Internal Medicine Faculty

Krista Estell, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Medicine

Elizabeth MacDonald, BVMS, MRCVS
Clinical Instructor of Equine Medicine

Surgery Faculty

M. Norris Adams, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Lameness & Surgery

Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR
Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery

Sophie Bogers, BVSc, MVSc, Diplomate ACVS-LA
Fellow of Emergency Surgery and Critical Care

James A. Brown, BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACT, Diplomate ACVS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery

Nathaniel A. White, II, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Professor Emeritus of Equine Surgery

Surgery Residents

Kevin Connolly, DVM
Resident in Equine Medicine

Lauren Groom, BVSc (hons)
Resident in Equine Surgery

Christine Moyer, DVM
Resident in Equine Surgery


Laia Reig Codina, BVM (Hons)
Intern in Equine Medicine/Surgery

Gillian Duca Cora, DVM
Intern in Equine Medicine/Surgery

Megan Marchitello, DVM
Intern in Equine Medicine/Surgery

Elizabeth Perry, DVM
Intern in Equine Medicine/Surgery

Ashley Trtek, DVM
Intern in Equine Medicine/Surgery


Juan Arellano

Luke Goodness, CF

Paul Goodness, CJF

Amy Sidwar-Seaver

Case Coordinators

Rosanne Barwick, LVT
Veterinary Service Technician

Sara Lundy, LVT
Veterinary Service Technician – Anesthesia

Christina McAlinn, LVT
Senior Veterinary Service Technician

Administrative Staff

Penny Archer
Practice Manager Systems Analyst and Director of Volunteer Services

Kathy Ashland
Accounting Assistant

Laura Dawson, Manager of Patient Care and Hospital Coordination

Cathy Duerbeck
Manager of Business Office and Client Services

Susan Egerton
Client Care and Patient Services Coordinator

Michael Erskine, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Equine)
Director & Clinical Associate Professor

Betsy Galloway
Accounts Payable

Jennifer McDiarmid
Admissions/Discharge and Patient Accounts Manager

Richard V. Gargagliano, MSPH, FACHE
Director of Development and Strategic Planning

David R. Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, FACSM
Professor and Head, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Sharon Peart
Administrative Assistant to the Director

Patrick Wolak, Manager of Operations and Hospital Support Services