Alyssa spent a lot of her youth moving from place to place but mostly grew up near Baltimore, Maryland. She has been playing polo since she was ten years old and also did some eventing during undergrad. Alyssa went to the University of Wisconsin for her pre-veterinary undergraduate schooling, finishing there in 2017 before going to veterinary school. She received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2022. Her professional interests include sports medicine and imagining, and after her internship Alyssa wants to pursue a sports medicine residency. When not working Alyssa enjoys fishing, hiking with her dogs Remi and Snacks, and spending time at home with her guinea pigs Miles and Rufus.
Dr. Cara Croft was born and raised in South Texas. She was interested in horses from a young age and never doubted she would one day become an equine veterinarian. She grew up showing in the hunter/jumper ring, playing polo, and participating in endurance races. Cara obtained her Bachelor Degree in Animal Science with a pre-veterinary emphasis from Oklahoma State University in 2019 and remained at OSU to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. Her passion includes equine lameness and surgery. In her spare time, Cara enjoys spending time at her family ranch, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her horse Messenger and dogs Rio and Dusti.
Dr. Freya Cooper was born in England, but was raised in Orlando, FL. She grew up playing soccer and riding dressage. Freya obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Florida, during which time she also received her skydiving license. She then took a gap year to work and travel around Europe before going back to UF to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Freya’s passion includes equine surgery and lameness. She likes to spend her free time with friends and family and traveling whenever she can.
Dr. Laura Fidler was born in south Florida, but primarily grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Growing up, Laura had always been interested in horses and cattle from a young age from raising them on her family farm. Laura grew up showing western all-around, barrel racing, pole-bending and participating in endurance races. Laura obtained her Bachelor Degree in Pre-Veterinary Animal Science with a minor in Equine Science from West Virginia University in 2018. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2022 from Mississippi State University. Her passion includes equine surgery and lameness. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time on her family farm, hiking with her dogs Jace and Emmy, and spending time with her fiancé, whom she is getting married to this upcoming July.
Dr. Megan Puzey was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and was raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. She was a member of the local Pony Club throughout her childhood and loved spending time at the Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows facilities. She officially decided she wanted to be a vet at the age of 13 when she started volunteering weekly at the local mixed animal clinic. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Zoology degree at the University of Calgary, she moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include equine lameness and sports medicine. She likes to spend her free time in the great outdoors and is looking forwards to exploring the state of California during the next year.