Jessie Cathcart


Jessie is from Suwanee, GA. She worked at Berry College's equine unit throughout undergraduate breeding, training, and caring for 70-head of horses on the property. After graduation, Jessie plans to pursue an internship and large animal-focused residency. After some time in practice, she hopes to return to a veterinary institution to serve as clinician, faculty, and mentor for students. Her favorite hobbies include swimming, hiking, and singing in the car.


Ava Mohiuddin


Ava is from Atlanta, GA where she grew up competing her off the track Thoroughbred, Harvey, in eventing. She is particularly interested in large animal surgery but is excited to see where vet school takes her! In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and baking.


Yoko Tanaka


Yoko is originally from Atlanta, GA, but now calls Edmond, OK home. She grew up riding dressage and hunter/jumper, but her favorite horse-related activity was volunteering with a therapeutic riding program. Yoko plans to apply for an internship and then a residency in either equine sports medicine or theriogenology. When she isn’t studying, Yoko enjoys catching up with friends and playing with her Chihuahua-mix, Mochi.


Meg Lemons

Virtual Events Coordinator

Meg is from Salt Lake City, UT and grew up competing nationally in the hunter jumper and equitation divisions. She graduated from the University of Georgia, where she rode for the NCAA Equestrian Team. Beyond veterinary school, Meg plans to wrap up her PhD before completing an internship and residency. Longer term, Meg intends to specialize in Large Animal Internal Medicine and pursue a career in academia as a veterinary clinician scientist. Outside of school, Meg enjoys skiing, hiking, riding her horses Minka and Soldier, walking her dog Buddy, and exploring Athens’ best restaurants.

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Meg Branning


Meg grew up in Warren County, New Jersey where she began her veterinary experience with an equine ambulatory vet. Since then, Meg has worked in equine hospitals and in research positions that has led to her passion in large animal internal medicine and reproduction. In her free time, you can find her at the barn or spending time with her husband and dogs.


Erica Smith

Fundraising Chair

Erica is from Cochran, GA where she grew up learning how to take care of her family's horses and cows. She discovered her passion for equine medicine after completing an internship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL. After graduation, she intends to specialize in equine internal medicine or theriogenology. When she is not studying, Erica enjoys trail riding, going to UGA sporting events, and hanging with her toy Australian Shepherd, Finley 


Hayley Lindsey


Hayley is a rising second year student in the Class of 2024. She is interested in pursuing a career in large animal medicine with interests in equine colic and lameness as well as production animal medicine. Growing up in Michigan, she used to go to the local race track every weekend with her uncle which is where she fell in love with the athletic nature of horses. She is a member of the Hart research lab that works with foals and enjoys any opportunity to get extra time outside of class to be around horses and learn from them.


Dr. Erin Beasley


Dr. Beasley is a clinician of the Large Animal Internal Medicine Service of the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In addition to her clinical duties, she serves as the Faculty Advisor for the UGA scAAEP.