At HART: Dr. Catie Russell is an associate veterinarian at Newman Equine. She is the go to veterinarian for the horses at HART.
Off the Clock: Dr. Russell has always had a heart for rescue and rehabilitation. She even has her own adopted OTTB, Astounding Spirit, which she is training to be an eventer, and plans to compete with him soon. In her free time she enjoys riding Spirit, playing with her cats, and throwing the ball for her dog.
Background: Dr. Russell grew up in Texas where she started riding horses at the age of 5. She started riding western but after seeing the Olympics on TV as a kid started competing in 3 day eventing. After finishing her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M, Dr. Russell went to Ross University and then finished her veterinary degree at Virginia Tech. After school she started working in Fort Myers and then found her way out to Cocoa.