scAAEP Officers


scAAEP Officers

We have a very dedicated group of officers with a great passion for horses, equine medicine, learning, teaching, outreach, fundraising, and event planning. We cannot wait to welcome you August 10th for our

14th Annual Horse Owner Seminar!


2019 UGA scAAEP Officers

Meagan Thomason


Class of 2021

Meagan grew up on a farm in her hometown of Douglas, GA where she learned to care for her family’s horses, goats, and cows. She has shown horses in many different disciplines including western pleasure and barrel racing. After graduation, she plans on doing a large animal internship then possibly specializing. 

Katelyn Williams


Class of 2022

Katelyn was raised in the small town of Durham, CT where she actively competed her Appendix Quarter Horse mare “Remy” in barrel racing. After graduation, she intends to dedicate her veterinary skills to equine athletes by specializing in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation. Her favorite hobbies include trail riding, softball, traveling, and spending time with her Miniature Australian Shepherd, Brody.

Gillian Herbert


Class of 2021

Gillian is from Plainfield, NH where she grew up competing her Hanoverian/TB cross "Tango" in eventing. Gillian isn't sure what her career plans are post-vet school graduation but is a life-long lover of all things equine. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and hanging out with her border collie mix Colden.

Emily Spengler


Class of 2022

Emily grew up in La Grange, NC where she rode hunter/jumpers. After finishing her undergraduate degree at UGA, she spent a couple of years in Lexington, KY where she developed a love for all things Thoroughbred. Once she graduates, Emily hopes to return to the Bluegrass and focus on equine reproduction.

Katie Buckley


Class of 2021

An avid horse lover since she was little Katie is excited to serve as the scAAEP secretary.  She has competed in IEA and IHSA shows, where you draw a random horse to ride for your event.  In high school she competed on the Brookwood Equestrian team, and in college competed in huntseat for St. Andrews University followed by western for UGA’s IHSA team.  Katie has a special interest in neonatal foal care and septic foals.

Shyla Giancola

Fundraising Chair

Class of 2022

Shyla been a part of the Equine industry for the past 16 years primarily riding and showing in the hunter/jumper discipline. She currently owns two red head mares, Kiki and Bri, and she still rides and shows when her schedule allows. When she's not riding or studying you can find her at her family’s barn, which is located right here in Athens, taking care of the farm chores. She loves any and all things equine and hopes to become a Large Animal Internist. 

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.

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14th Annual
Horse Owner Seminar

Saturday, August 10th

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm

Registration begins at 7:15 am



University of Georgia Veterinary Medical Center

2200 College Station Road

Athens, GA 30602







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Important Dates:
Registration opens May 13th
Register as a sponsor by July 1st
Event on August 10th!
*Tickets available!* (You may also register the morning of the event!)