Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Clinic


Turf Valley Resort
October 22, 2023
Marisa Stone
Small Animal Track - Morning Block

Dr. Marisa Stone grew up in New York City and obtained a bachelor’s degree in both Biology (with honors) and Spanish Literature from NYU. She then went on to complete her veterinary training at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2016. She worked as an ER doctor in Baltimore for 2 years prior to completing an internship in Emergency & Critical Care at the Pet+ER in Towson, Maryland. She then moved to Massachusetts, where she began a residency in Emergency & Critical Care at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital. She ultimately completed her residency in Rhode Island at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Stone’s special interests include sepsis, immune-mediate diseases, and teaching. Outside of the ICU, Dr. Stone enjoys hockey, working out, and spending time with her dog, Peanut, and her two cats, Frogger and Baloo.

Marlin Blough
Veterinary Technology Track - Morning Block
Marlin started his veterinary career in 2004. After 10 years of on the job training he went back to school for his associates and then passed the national board exam to become a credentialed veterinary technician in Pennsylvania. In 2022 he moved to Maryland and completed the requirements to have a license issued in this state as well. During his career he has worked in general practice, emergency medicine, and has also taught in the same program he graduated from. He enjoys all aspects of the veterinary field, but especially enjoys client education and teaching. Outside of work Marlin enjoys spending time with his fiance who is also an RVT, spoiling their furry kids, and reading. He has a personal library of over a thousand books in a variety of genres and topics.
Krista Estell
Equine Track - Morning/Afternoon Block

Dr. Krista Estell received her veterinary degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, completed an internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala, Florida and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at UC Davis, California. Dr. Estell is a Clinical Associate Professor at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. She has a keen interest in equine oncology and neurology with a special interest in equine infectious diseases including EHV-1 and bacterial pneumonia.

Sophie Boorman
Equine Track - Morning Block

Dr. Sophie Boorman completed her veterinary training at the Royal Veterinary College, London, prior to undertaking internships at Hagyard Equine and University of Pennsylvania. She completed her surgery residency at Auburn University, Alabama, before joining Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. She is primarily interested in orthopedic surgery and treatment of equine joint disease, but enjoys all aspects of equine surgery.

Angela Parks
Rehabilitation Workshop - Morning/Afternoon Block

Angela has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years and received her B.S in Veterinary Medical Technology degree from Wilson College. Angela is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has spent the last 5 ½ years working primarily in animal rehabilitation. Her favorite part of working in rehab is watching the progress that her patients make with their mobility and how it improves their quality of life. In her spare time Angela enjoys spending time with her family, her dog and 2 cats.

Trish Haak
Small Animal Track - Afternoon Block

Trish Haak is a licensed clinical social worker certified in veterinary social work, trauma treatment, and animal hospice and palliative care. She has experience working in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital within the VM-CVM to provide support, crisis intervention, grief education, and referrals and resources to animal owners. As a member of the veterinary health care team, she provided support for difficult decision-making, end-of-life care, and the grieving process. She has provided workshops and rounds on wellbeing, effective client support, and communication with veterinary students, staff, house officers, clinicians, and faculty. Recently co-authoring publications in JAVMA with the Potomac Regional Coping, Resilience, and Challenges Study Team, she has provided subject matter expertise regarding mental health in veterinary medicine during the pandemic. Currently in private practice, Trish is also a Research Associate for Westat. She received her Master of Social Work in Clinical Practice at the University of Washington-Seattle and has provided mental health services within hospital, university, school, and research settings. She is originally from Raleigh, NC, and enjoys running, teaching yoga, spending time bodyboarding, and being outdoors with her husband and children. She cares for two dogs and chickens.

Libby Kondracki
Veterinary Technology/Behavior Track - Afternoon Block

Libby Kondracki has been in the veterinary field for over 27 years. She started her career as kennel help, quickly moved to veterinary assistant, then became a licensed veterinary technician in 2006. Her history includes – but is not limited to – specialty surgery and behavior. She has a background in tactical K9 police unit training with extensive tracking and obedience history. She has begun the process to obtain her VTS in behavior, having over 2,800 hours into her application with further ambitions to complete her VTS within the near future.  Currently she leads two 4-H clubs that include archery and shotgun, but also focusing on all topics in agriculture – everything from meat goats to canines. Her hobbies include horseback riding, boating, kayaking, and, of course, dog training. She is also a consultant for the Blue Ridge Bull Terrier rescue, helping with behavioral modifications in troubled Bull Terriers.

James Casey
Equine Track - Afternoon Block

Dr. Casey has trained and raced thoroughbreds throughout the Mid-Atlantic tracks since the early 1980’s.  He continues to train a small stable of his own horses and exercises them himself regularly.  He achieved his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Tuskegee University in Alabama, 1988.  Dr. Casey is also a graduate James Madison University in Virginia.  He earned a Master’s of Science Degree, as well as Bachelor of Science Degrees with studies in Biology and Chemistry. In 1988, Dr. Casey established his practice, Equine Sports Medicine, and Dentistry.  His veterinary specialty interests include lameness problems, pre-purchase examinations, and the comprehensive care of Performance and Racing Horses.  Using modernized equipment, Dr. Casey practices advanced equine dentistry on all types of horses.  Dr. Casey is a founding member of NAARV ( North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians) and learned to ride horses at an early age while growing up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  As a teenager, he road professionally as a jockey (flat races).  Dr. Casey has taught and been a guest instructor of clinical equine medicine and surgery in several veterinary schools including Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, The University of the West Indies, University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  In his spare time, he enjoys flying airplanes and belongs to the Airplane Owners & Pilots Association.

Justin Wood
Controlled Dangerous Substances Track - Afternoon Block
Justin Wood has over 19 years of experience in law enforcement and regulatory compliance, with a focus on drug diversion investigations. He joined the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2004 and worked in different roles in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and DEA Headquarters.  Throughout his career, he has been involved and leads teams conducting criminal, civil, and administrative cases, and numerous Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigations.  He has completed training in drug diversion, pharmacy thefts and prescription fraud, basic telephone and internet exploitation, interview and interrogation tactics, and leadership.  In 2018, he was promoted to the position of Diversion Program Manager for the DEA Washington Division, where he oversees diversion operations for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  DPM Wood is leading his team to help prevent diversion, drug overdoses, and poisonings by ensuring that healthcare professionals follow the laws and regulations related to controlled substances in the United States.