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2016 Intern Veterinarians

Dr. Drew Koch

A native of Colorado, Dr. Koch was raised on a farm and ranch where his passion for veterinary medicine developed early in life. In 2012 he earned his Bachelor of Science in biology and then headed to Colorado State University where he completed his doctorate in veterinary medicine. He is currently working at Pioneer Equine Hospital for a one-year internship and then hopes to pursue further training in an equine surgery residency. His professional interests include surgery, advanced imaging, and regenerative therapies. When not working, he likes to camp, hike, snowboard, enjoy time with family, and hang out with his dog.




Dr. Christy Sandquist

Dr. Christy Sandquist graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary medicine in June 2016. Subsequently she joined the team at Pioneer Equine Hospital as an intern veterinarian for one year. Christy’s professional training began at Oregon State University where she earned her bachelors degree in pre-veterinary medicine and equine sciences in 2007. In 2009 Christy earned her Certified Veterinary Technicians License in Oregon and she worked as a technician in small animal emergency and equine medicine prior to veterinary school.

Christy grew up riding horses. She enjoyed camping with her horses and trail riding. Also she participated in 4-H, high school equestrian team, open horse shows, and Oregon State University Intercollegiate Equestrian team. Now during her free time she typically will be out enjoying the wonderful outdoors with her dog. Her adventures consist of traveling, hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.




Dr. Jase Skelton

Dr. Skelton was born and raised in southern Alberta, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2012 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 both with distinction from the University of Calgary. His passion has always been for athletics as he has competed in high level sport including playing football in university and playing rugby whenever he can find the time. Therefore it was a natural transition to follow his interest in athletic performance into the world of equine medicine. His professional interests lie in surgery, lameness and imaging and he hopes to one day complete a residency in one of these areas. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, going to the gym and spending time with his girlfriend who is also an equine veterinarian.




Dr. Elizabeth Hoaglund

Dr. Hoaglund grew up in the suburbs of Indianapolis, IN, and graduated from Purdue University in 2012 with a B.S. in biology and minor in biotechnology. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2016 with her DVM. Her special interests include diagnostic imaging and emergency/critical care.