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 in August of 2021 for our 15th Annual Horse Owner Seminar!


2020 UGA scAAEP Officers

Kate Williams


Class of 2022

Kate was raised in the small town of Durham, CT where she actively competed her Appendix Quarter Horse mare "Remy" in barrel racing. After graduation, her goal is to dedicate her veterinary career to equine general practice and emergency medicine. She enjoys every outdoor activity, especially trail riding, as well as spending time with her Australian Shepherd, Brody.

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.

Samantha Terenzi


Sam has been an avid part of the horse community since she was very young. Growing up in Long Island, NY, she began riding and competing in jumpers. While attending Clemson University for undergrad, she was a member of the Clemson Equestrian IHSA team. She continues to ride her personal horse Lofty, who is here in Athens helping her get through vet school! She has an interest in both large animal surgery and internal medicine. 

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. 

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 

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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2021 HOS Cancelled

August, 2021

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:
 Horse Owner Seminar, scheduled for August 8th, 2020, has been canceled due to the global pandemic 
Please check back for updates regarding Horse Owner Seminar 2021!