Faculty

Lauren Bookbinder
Assistant Professor

Dr. Bookbinder earned her veterinary degree from Cornell University and continued her specialty training through an equine internship at B.W. Furlong and Associates, and a Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State University.

Following, Dr. Bookbinder was a faculty member at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and cared for patients both in the field and at the university referral hospital.

Dr. Bookbinder has an enthusiasm for teaching and preparing students to be confident veterinarians. She is also passionate about large animal neurology, neonatology, antimicrobial stewardship, and preventative health.

   
Stefanie Hansen, DVM, MS
Assistant Professor

Dr. Stefanie Hansen earned her DVM from the University of Copenhagen. She completed internships at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Donnington Grove Equine Hospital. She later completed a residency in large animal surgery at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also earned a master's degree in veterinary clinical sciences.

   
Ana Moreira, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVECC-LA
Assistant Professor

Dr. Moreira earned her degree in veterinary medicine from the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal. She then completed an equine rotating internship at the Equine Clinic De Morette, Asse, Belgium, followed by a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Moreira completed a fellowship in Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care under Dr. Amelia Munsterman's supervision, also at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Dr. Moreira is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Moreira has a particular interest in equine neonatology.

   
Amelia Munsterman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC
Associate Professor

Dr. Amelia Munsterman joined us as an associate professor of large animal surgery in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences on July 1, 2020. Munsterman's expertise in both equine surgery and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine will complement and expand the services we offer our patients at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center.

   
Frank Nickels, DVM, MS, DACVS
Professor

Dr. Frank Nickels earned his DVM and MS degrees from Washington State University in 1969 and 1974, respectively. While working on his master’s degree, he became one of the first people in the country to do arthroscopy on horses. There were only a handful of people doing work on arthroscopy at that time, and most of them were in human medicine. He had an internship at WSU and then stayed on as an instructor and worked his way up to associate professor with tenure. He was certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1980 and came to MSU in 1981, where he has been ever since. He is now a full professor.

He has wide clinical interests, including orthopedic, upper airway, and urogenital surgery, and is especially interested in equine podiatry. He runs a laminitis rehabilitation program at the MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital on Fridays and will probably open a podiatry clinic there soon. In 2007, Dr. Nickels was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame at the International Hoof Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

   
Harold Schott, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Professor

Dr. Hal Schott earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell in 1980 and a DVM from the Ohio State University in 1984. He worked in a private equine practice in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 1984 to 1987 and followed that with a residency and PhD program at Washington State University from 1987 to 1991. He was on the WSU faculty from 1991 to 1995 as an instructor and then an assistant professor of equine internal medicine. In 1995, he came to Michigan State University as an assistant professor and progressed to associate and then full professor. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

His clinical interests include all types of urinary tract disease in horses, and his research focuses on fluid and electrolyte physiology, especially with prolonged endurance exercise.

   
Julie Strachota, DVM, MS, DACT
Director of Clinical Education
Assistant Professor of Health Programs

Dr. Julie Strachota joined the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 as a clinical instructor. She focuses on clinical teaching in large animal medicine with special attention to primary care and herd health, theriogenology teaching and service, and assisting with large animal labs and clerkships while completing her theriogenology residency.

Dr. Strachota began her career in veterinary medicine first as a veterinary technician assistant at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center in the Large Animal Clinic. She then worked with Drs. Edward Robinson and Harold Schott as a research associate at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the team at Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic, where she worked as an associate veterinarian for three years before returning to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center.

   
Ashley VanderBroek, DVM, DACVS-LA
Assistant Professor Health Programs

Dr. Ashley VanderBroek joined the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery. She obtained both her bachelor’s and veterinary degree from Michigan State University. Following a large animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia, she completed a surgical residency at New Bolton Center, the University of Pennsylvania’s large animal hospital. After her residency, she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal) and remained at New Bolton Center as a Lecturer in Large Animal Surgery until coming back to Michigan State University.

   

Emergency

Stefanie Hansen, DVM, MS
Assistant Professor

Dr. Stefanie Hansen earned her DVM from the University of Copenhagen. She completed internships at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Donnington Grove Equine Hospital. She later completed a residency in large animal surgery at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also earned a master's degree in veterinary clinical sciences.

   
Ana Moreira, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVECC-LA
Assistant Professor

Dr. Moreira earned her degree in veterinary medicine from the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal. She then completed an equine rotating internship at the Equine Clinic De Morette, Asse, Belgium, followed by a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Moreira completed a fellowship in Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care under Dr. Amelia Munsterman's supervision, also at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Dr. Moreira is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Moreira has a particular interest in equine neonatology.

   
Amelia Munsterman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC
Associate Professor

Dr. Amelia Munsterman joined us as an associate professor of large animal surgery in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences on July 1, 2020. Munsterman's expertise in both equine surgery and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine will complement and expand the services we offer our patients at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center.

   
Harold Schott, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Professor

Dr. Hal Schott earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell in 1980 and a DVM from the Ohio State University in 1984. He worked in a private equine practice in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 1984 to 1987 and followed that with a residency and PhD program at Washington State University from 1987 to 1991. He was on the WSU faculty from 1991 to 1995 as an instructor and then an assistant professor of equine internal medicine. In 1995, he came to Michigan State University as an assistant professor and progressed to associate and then full professor. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

His clinical interests include all types of urinary tract disease in horses, and his research focuses on fluid and electrolyte physiology, especially with prolonged endurance exercise.

   
Ashley VanderBroek, DVM, DACVS-LA
Assistant Professor Health Programs

Dr. Ashley VanderBroek joined the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery. She obtained both her bachelor’s and veterinary degree from Michigan State University. Following a large animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia, she completed a surgical residency at New Bolton Center, the University of Pennsylvania’s large animal hospital. After her residency, she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal) and remained at New Bolton Center as a Lecturer in Large Animal Surgery until coming back to Michigan State University.

   

Internal Medicine

Harold Schott, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Professor

Dr. Hal Schott earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell in 1980 and a DVM from the Ohio State University in 1984. He worked in a private equine practice in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 1984 to 1987 and followed that with a residency and PhD program at Washington State University from 1987 to 1991. He was on the WSU faculty from 1991 to 1995 as an instructor and then an assistant professor of equine internal medicine. In 1995, he came to Michigan State University as an assistant professor and progressed to associate and then full professor. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

His clinical interests include all types of urinary tract disease in horses, and his research focuses on fluid and electrolyte physiology, especially with prolonged endurance exercise.

   
Lauren Bookbinder
Assistant Professor

Dr. Bookbinder earned her veterinary degree from Cornell University and continued her specialty training through an equine internship at B.W. Furlong and Associates, and a Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State University.

Following, Dr. Bookbinder was a faculty member at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and cared for patients both in the field and at the university referral hospital.

Dr. Bookbinder has an enthusiasm for teaching and preparing students to be confident veterinarians. She is also passionate about large animal neurology, neonatology, antimicrobial stewardship, and preventative health.

   

Sports Medicine

Stefanie Hansen, DVM, MS
Assistant Professor

Dr. Stefanie Hansen earned her DVM from the University of Copenhagen. She completed internships at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Donnington Grove Equine Hospital. She later completed a residency in large animal surgery at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also earned a master's degree in veterinary clinical sciences.

   
Frank Nickels, DVM, MS, DACVS
Professor

Dr. Frank Nickels earned his DVM and MS degrees from Washington State University in 1969 and 1974, respectively. While working on his master’s degree, he became one of the first people in the country to do arthroscopy on horses. There were only a handful of people doing work on arthroscopy at that time, and most of them were in human medicine. He had an internship at WSU and then stayed on as an instructor and worked his way up to associate professor with tenure. He was certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1980 and came to MSU in 1981, where he has been ever since. He is now a full professor.

He has wide clinical interests, including orthopedic, upper airway, and urogenital surgery, and is especially interested in equine podiatry. He runs a laminitis rehabilitation program at the MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital on Fridays and will probably open a podiatry clinic there soon. In 2007, Dr. Nickels was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame at the International Hoof Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

   

Surgery

Stefanie Hansen, DVM, MS
Assistant Professor

Dr. Stefanie Hansen earned her DVM from the University of Copenhagen. She completed internships at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Donnington Grove Equine Hospital. She later completed a residency in large animal surgery at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also earned a master's degree in veterinary clinical sciences.

   
Frank Nickels, DVM, MS, DACVS
Professor

Dr. Frank Nickels earned his DVM and MS degrees from Washington State University in 1969 and 1974, respectively. While working on his master’s degree, he became one of the first people in the country to do arthroscopy on horses. There were only a handful of people doing work on arthroscopy at that time, and most of them were in human medicine. He had an internship at WSU and then stayed on as an instructor and worked his way up to associate professor with tenure. He was certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1980 and came to MSU in 1981, where he has been ever since. He is now a full professor.

He has wide clinical interests, including orthopedic, upper airway, and urogenital surgery, and is especially interested in equine podiatry. He runs a laminitis rehabilitation program at the MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital on Fridays and will probably open a podiatry clinic there soon. In 2007, Dr. Nickels was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame at the International Hoof Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

   
Ashley VanderBroek, DVM, DACVS-LA
Assistant Professor Health Programs

Dr. Ashley VanderBroek joined the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery. She obtained both her bachelor’s and veterinary degree from Michigan State University. Following a large animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia, she completed a surgical residency at New Bolton Center, the University of Pennsylvania’s large animal hospital. After her residency, she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal) and remained at New Bolton Center as a Lecturer in Large Animal Surgery until coming back to Michigan State University.

   

Theriogenology

Julie Strachota, DVM, MS, DACT
Director of Clinical Education
Assistant Professor of Health Programs

Dr. Julie Strachota joined the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 as a clinical instructor. She focuses on clinical teaching in large animal medicine with special attention to primary care and herd health, theriogenology teaching and service, and assisting with large animal labs and clerkships while completing her theriogenology residency.

Dr. Strachota began her career in veterinary medicine first as a veterinary technician assistant at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center in the Large Animal Clinic. She then worked with Drs. Edward Robinson and Harold Schott as a research associate at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the team at Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic, where she worked as an associate veterinarian for three years before returning to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center.

   

Residents

Claudia Ferreira, DVM
Resident

Dr. Ferreira is an equine medicine resident with a special interest in internal medicine.

   
Emily Hess
Resident

Dr. Hess is an internal medicine resident in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, with a special interest in equine internal medicine.

   
Rachel Hilliard
Resident

Dr. Hilliard is a surgery resident in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

   

Dr. Hilliard is a surgery resident in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

   
Lindsay Knott, DVM
Resident

Dr. Knott was a surgery resident for the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. Knott has a special interest in equine surgery.

   
Lindsay Monroe, DVM
Resident

Dr. Monroe is a surgery resident with a special interest in equine surgery—soft tissue and colics.

   
Julianne (Julie) White, DVM , MBA
Resident

Dr. White was a surgery resident for the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. White has a special interest in large animal internal medicine.

   

Large Animal Caretakers

Large Animal Caretakers

Large Animal Reception Staff

Large Animal Caretakers