Dr. Lisa Bethune
Dr. Lisa Bethune grew up in the hunt country of Northern Virginia. She got her first pony when she was in first grade (best Christmas present ever!) and showed that pony in local horse shows from Short Stirrup through Pony Hunters. She was also active in the 4-H horse club growing up and was on the National Horse Judging Team for 2 years in a row. Lisa continued to ride competitively in the hunter/jumpers through high school and college. She went to Sweet Briar College in central Virginia where she was a member of the IHSA team and was a student riding instructor. After college, Lisa attended graduate school at the University of Maryland, earning a Master’s of Public Health degree in Epidemiology, before making the trek up north to attend veterinary school at Tufts. Upon graduation from vet school, she completed a year long internship at Rhinebeck Equine in Rhinebeck, New York where she gained extensive experience handling hospital cases, running anesthesia, and going out on ambulatory calls. Following her internship she worked at an equine practice outside of Saratoga Springs that specializes in dentistry and sports medicine. Dr. Bethune is excited to return to the Boston area and join Essex Equine in May 2017. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside, from hiking in the mountains to kayaking along a river.