Since her first back-country horseback trip as a toddler, Katy always felt a strong connection to horses. During her time training young sport and racehorses for sale, the importance of equine health and welfare became more evident. Katy worked in a variety of areas of veterinary medicine including small animal emergency practice, rural mixed animal practice, and humanitarian veterinary work in Kenya. However, her passion for horses has never wavered. While earning her DVM from the U of Calgary, Katy specifically pursued my interest in sports medicine through student positions and externships at referral equine hospitals in Canada and the USA. Katy is joining Swiftsure Equine after a year internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Colorado where she gained training in equine emergencies, internal medicine, surgery, and sports medicine. She is happy to be back in Canada, and particularly in Victoria where Katy spent 5 years working and attending U of Victoria.