Hi, My name is Lexi Beringer and I just graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. I focused my studies on equine medicine. Before vet school, I attended Virginia Tech where I received my Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Animal & Poultry Science. My goal as an intern is to develop my skills as an equine practitioner and determine if I want to pursue a residency or go into ambulatory practice.
I grew up on the York River in Yorktown, VA. Most summers, I spent sailing on the river and at local barns riding and training horses. I fell in love with dressage when I was 10 years old and recieved my USDF Bronze medal at 15 with my national show horse. I decided to take on a new project and bought my 3 year old Dutch warmblood. She unfortunatly tore her gastrocnemius tendon while out in the field and I spent the next year rehabilitating her. We brought her to Woodside for treatments and it was where I first fell in love with medicine. Because of my schedule, I no longer show and spend most of my free time trail riding. I recently married my adventure buddy and partner in crime, Steven. When we both have free time, we are out backpacking, playing board games, scuba diving or adventuring with our dog, Koda.
My name is Laurie and I am a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. I attended the University of Pennsylvania for both undergrad and veterinary school. While I was in the School of Engineering and Applied Science for undergrad, all of my elective courses went toward veterinary school prerequisites.
Ever since 8th grade I wanted to be a veterinarian. I grew up in Ocean City, NJ and spent most of my summer on the beach, running, or playing field hockey. It was not until undergrad that I began to explore the variety of jobs of a veterinarian. Two summers of undergrad were spent collecting baseline data for the primatetreetop trails at the Philadelphia zoo. The next two summers I volunteered at a small animal emergency clinic, a large animal hospital, and in a research laboratory working with mice.
I went into veterinary school with an interest in working on large animals. After spending two summers at New Bolton Center rotating through different clinical departments with the fourth year students, I decided to focus my fourth year clinics on equine medicine.
I am so excited to spend the year as an intern at Woodside Equine Clinic. Lexi and I are ready to learn as much of we can from the wonderful veterinarians here. We know we have some big shoes to fill.