Dr. Elena Combs is our western Montana gal. She received her DVM from Washington State University. Elena obtained her B.S. in animal science and attended her first year of veterinary school from Montana State University. She grew up with horses, mostly trail riding and moving cattle, and dabbled in eventing. Her main interests include surgery, lameness and sport medicine. She plans to apply for an equine surgical residency after her internship. Growing up around Flathead Lake Elena has developed a love of all water sports. Outside of work she also enjoys trail riding, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, hiking and weight lifting. Elena has a miniature long hair dachshund name Maycee whose short legs know no bounds.
Dr. Michala Lindley grew up on a small cattle ranch in Wyoming. This is where she learned to rope and ride horses. She was actively involved in 4-H and FFA as well as competed in high school, college and amateur rodeos in breakaway and team roping events. This is where her love for performance horses developed from and has helped direct her career goals. She is a recent graduate from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Michala has two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wyoming, one in Agriculture Business and one in Veterinary Sciences. Her professional interested include surgery, lameness and rehabilitation.
When she’s not busy learning about all things veterinary medicine related, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, running and lifting, traveling or visiting friends and family and enjoying a good glass of wine.
Dr. Melanie Connor grew up in Southern California spending the majority of her time out at the barn. She began showing horses in both the local and rated hunter/jumper circuits at a young age and continued to show throughout her veterinary school career. Melanie received both her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Colorado State University. She has a special interest in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation along with diagnostic imaging. Melanie has plans to complete a residency in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation once she completes her internship. Outside of work she enjoys hiking with her dog “Huck”, rock climbing, and riding her horse “Louie”.
Dr. Meghan Wanstrath grew up in southeastern Indiana where she showed Paint horses at the local and national level. She obtained a B.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University where she was also a member of the Horse Judging Team and received her DVM from Purdue University in 2019. Her main interests are lameness and equine surgery, particularly soft tissue and emergency, and her post-internship plan is to complete a surgical residency. In her (minimal) spare time, Meghan enjoys traveling, swimming, cuddling with her kitty, Rasputin, and spending time with her 3 new best friends (aka. The other interns)