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2014 AKC/AKC CHF/TF Companion Animal Residency Programs
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Congratulations to the 2014 Theriogenology residents.

View the full details in the 2014 Fall issue of THERIVER!


Natalie Fraser, DVM
Auburn University resident

Dr. Natalie S. Fraser was named the first veterinarian to participate in the AKC/Theriogenology Foundation Companion Animal Residency at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Natalie completed her veterinary degree at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, and completed an internship at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine before entering into small animal private practice in Topeka, Kansas. During the residency, she will focus on all aspects of small animal reproduction from clinical case management to gathering valuable data for research endeavors. In addition, Natalie and other faculty theriogenologists will provide expertise to the college’s Canine Performance Sciences Program. Natalie is an avid competitor in AKC events including conformation dog shows, obedience/rally trials, and retriever hunt tests.

Andrea Hesser, DVM
University of California-Davis resident

Dr. Andrea Hesser is the Companion Animal Theriogenology resident at the University of California at Davis. A proud Oklahoma native, she received her DVM at Oklahoma State University in 2013. Following graduation, she worked in a small animal private practice in Overland Park, Kansas. Her special interest in theriogenology is in canine breeder medicine, stemming from her extensive background in conformation and performance competitions with AKC shows. She is still actively involved with the AKC, and hopes to bring the experiences and information learned in California back to Oklahoma in a private practice setting to serve the breeder community. Andrea really enjoys teaching her clients and growing the appreciation for proper canine breeding management, and in the future she hopes to teach students at a university or in a private practice setting. Andrea also enjoys travelling, baking, hunting, leisure horseback riding, and theater.

Carol Margolis, DVM
Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Carol Margolis graduated from Ross University and began the Companion Animal Theriogenology residency in July. She has been in private practice for the last two years and has a keen interest in small animal reproduction and conservation biology. Her interest and training with breeding programs, including those that focus on genetic preservation of endangered species, make her a unique candidate for future board certification in the American College of Theriogenologists. Carol will be working very closely with Dr. Grayson Wallace, UPenn’s incoming Medical Genetics resident, who also has a keen interest in small animal reproduction. Margolis and Wallace aim to improve the welfare and health of purebred dogs by offering not only reproductive services but also genetic counseling and pediatric care in health and disease. 

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