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.
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.
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.
Mary Kenne Hillis
Equine Summit Chair
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.