2017 Intern Veterinarians
Austin Rowland, DVM
Dr. Austin Rowland, a native Oregonian, developed a love for science and medicine at a young age. Given his love of animals and their people, Austin decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at George Fox University in Newberg, OR and went on to receive his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University. Austin is now working at Pioneer Equine Hospital for one year as an intern veterinarian and plans to pursue a career in private equine practice following his time there. Some of Austin's favorite things to do in his time off are spending time with his wife Alicia, and their animals. He also loves enduro trail riding on his dirt bike and playing golf, among other sports and outdoor activities.
Joshua Platt, DVM
A native of Texas, Dr. Platt's interest in the equine athlete stems from a background of raising and training Team Roping and Tie-Down Roping horses. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and from Texas A&M University in 2017 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently working at Pioneer Equine Hospital for a one-year internship and wishes to pursue further training in equine surgery. His professional interests include lameness, orthopedic surgery, regenerative medicine, and advanced imaging.
Katelyn Whitsel, DVM
Dr. Kate Whitsel is a recent graduate from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a strong background in multiple equine disciplines ranging from hunter/jumpers to western pleasure. She has ridden horse for the past 20 years, including starting young horse and working in Wellington, Florida during the Winter Equestrian Festival as a junior rider. In 2012, she became a professional with USEF and throughout veterinary school she continued to train horses and coach children. Her professional interests include equine sports medicine, lameness, internal medicine and anesthesia. She is excited about completing her year internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital. In her free time she enjoys riding her OTTB, Carson, playing with her dog, Oscar, and spending time with friends.
Meredith Herdrich, DVM
Dr. Meredith Herdrich was born and raised in Los Altos, California. She grew up competing and showing in the hunter/jumper world, and enjoyed every minute of it. During high school, she helped care for the horses at the boarding facility that her mother was the barn manager for, and worked as a trainer for a few years before college. She completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University and stayed for her masters in biomedical sciences and veterinary degree as well. Dr. Herdrich graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in May 2017. She received her certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in May 2017 as well. Her professional interests include sports medicine and rehabilitation, lameness, and preventative medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and baking, yoga, dancing, and spending time with her husband and their two adorable cats.