Maddie is from Duluth, GA. She completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Berry College where she worked for their equine unit and helped exercise, breed, and tend to their numerous herds of horses. She discovered her passion for internal medicine and neonatology during an internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY. After graduation, she plans to complete an internship and residency program to ultimately specialize in Large Animal Internal Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys riding, going on walks, and taking care of her plants.
I grew up in Cumming, Georgia. I graduated from Shorter University in 2019 and plan on pursuing a career in mixed animal medicine. My love for horses and large animals came from a young age due to me living on a farm and my uncle owning a dude ranch in Montana. My hobbies include working out, being outdoors, and spending time with family. Fun fact- I played college lacrosse!
Mary Kenne Hillis
My name is Mary Kenne Hillis and I am a first year student at UGA CVM! My focus is Large Animal medicine. I grew up riding anywhere and anytime I could, so I am very excited to be serving as Equine Summit Chair for scAAEP this year! I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2021 with a degree in Dairy Science. I couldn’t have survived undergrad without my best buddy Levi! Levi is a 18 year old QH Cross with a giant heart and even bigger head. Besides spending time with Levi, I am also very involved in a local rescue and have fostered 25+ dogs in the past 2 years.
Equine Summit Chair
Hi! I’m Emilee Eickhoff and I’m from LaGrange, Georgia. Right now, my emphasis is mixed animal medicine with a plan to pursue general practice. I’m also interested in Theriogenology, primarily equine and bovine focus, as well as small and large animal emergency medicine, so I’m not exactly sure what my future entails. If I could combine all of those, it would be ideal! A fun fact about me is that I ride and show Quarter horses! I’m very excited to be the Equine Summit Chair this year and can’t wait to see what scAAEP does in the future!
Hi! My name is Mikayla, and I am from Flowery Branch, Ga. I am tracking Large Animal with an Equine focus and I aspire to be an equine ambulatory veterinarian in the future! A fun fact about me is that I competed on the SCAD Equestrian Team in college and had the pleasure of bringing home a national title with my team! Go Bees and Go Dawgs!!
Alison is from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Growing up, she competed in the hunter/jumper and equitation divisions. She completed her undergraduate education at Clemson University, where she competed with the IHSA team and worked at the Clemson University Equine Center. She has a strong interest in equine surgery and sports medicine, and plans to complete an internship and residency after veterinary school. In her free time, Alison enjoys cooking, working out, and spending time with her horse, Ash, and cat, Bean.
Hi yall! My name is Amelia Ham and I’m from Townsend, GA. Currently, my emphases is mixed animal medicine and I’d like to go back to Townsend to open up a rural practice with a focus on large animal production and equine sports medicine while also seeing my clients dogs and cats. I also plan to get involved with shelter medicine in my county. I cannot wait to serve y’all as scAAEP treasurer! Go dawgs!
Dr. Allison Dockery
DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Dr. Dockery is a clinician of the Large Animal Field Services of the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital and is also a board certified large animal surgeon. In addition to her clinical and associate professor duties, she serves as the Faculty Advisor for the UGA scAAEP.