Emily Schaefer, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM

Clinical Instructor of Equine Medicine

Dr. Emily Schaefer graduated cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. in Biology, before earning her doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. She then completed an internship at Ohio State University.

A Pennsylvania native, she returned to a large equine practice in southeastern Pennsylvania for three years before advancing her training with a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of California at Davis. During this time, her research on equine coronavirus was recognized by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) with the 2017 Resident Research Award.

A lifelong equestrian, her equine education began with training in the United States Pony Club, earning her H/A rating with the Manada Creek Pony Club in central Pennsylvania. It was during her time as a working student at a central Virginia farm, while also working as an EMT-B at the local fire station, that her equestrian passion merged with a piqued medical interest and she turned to academia.

Dr. Schaefer continues to have a keen interest in Emergency and Critical Care. In addition to providing advanced diagnostics and treatment as part of the Internal Medicine team, she will focus on the assessment and support of critically ill horses and foals in an emergency setting.