Chad McGee, VMD

Chad McGee, VMD grew up in Massachusetts and New York and is a third-generation equine veterinarian. His grandfather, grandmother, and father were/are veterinarians. Dr. McGee’s grandfather, Dr. Francis McGee was well respected in New England for his lameness work as well as his prize-winning Standardbred horses and poultry; his grandmother was one of the first women veterinarians in New England. Some of Dr. McGee’s earliest memories include riding along on veterinary calls with his father and grandfather, which began before he could walk.

Naturally, Dr. McGee has always had a strong love of all animals and as a youngster, had many teams of working oxen and also a variety of show birds and dogs. Dr. McGee graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and founded McGee Equine Clinic in 2011.

Dr. McGee’s professional interests include lameness, dentistry, and preventative care. In his spare time, Dr. McGee enjoys spending time with his wife Lauren, three small children, dogs, horses, sheep, and goats.

Lauren Greene, VMD, DACT

Lauren Greene, VMD, DACT grew up in Pennsylvania and spent the free time of her youth working on a large trail riding and breeding farm. She has participated in many types of equestrian activities including jumping, barrel racing, team penning, mounted shooting and polo.

Dr. Greene graduated from the University of Pennsylvania for both her undergraduate and veterinary studies, and completed a rigorous two-year large animal residency in reproduction; she went on to pass the certifying exam in 2009, becoming a board-certified specialist. Dr. Greene also worked in the field service department at New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania as both a clinician and a teacher of veterinary students. Dr. Greene relocated to New England with Dr. McGee in 2011 and co-founded McGee Equine Clinic.

Dr. Greene’s professional interests include reproductive management of mares and stallions, neonatal medicine, and care of the senior horse. Dr. Greene also enjoys working on dogs and cats and works part-time at the Fallon Animal Clinic. In her spare time, Dr. Greene enjoys spending time with her husband Chad, their three children, two dogs, four horses and ponies, and many sheep and goats. Fun Fact: Dr. Greene’s grandfather, also a veterinarian, helped develop the Canine Distemper Vaccine.

Laura Constantinescu, DVM

Laura Constantinescu, DVM grew up in rural Ontario, Canada within biking distance of both a hunter jumper and dressage barn where she rode as often as possible.

Dr. Constantinescu completed three years of a biomedical science degree at the University of Guelph prior to being accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. During vet school, Dr. Constantinescu worked in the Canadian Rockies as a trail riding guide, in Waterloo, Ontario as a riding coach, and with veterinary computer software company LifeLearn.

Upon graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2017 Dr. Constantinescu completed a one-year ambulatory internship at The Equine Clinic at OakenCroft in Eastern New York. Dr. Constantinescu joined the team at McGee Equine in July of 2018. Dr. Constantinescu’s interests include equine wellness, sports medicine, and ophthalmology.

Bethany Rappleyea, MS, DVM

Bethany Rappleyea, MS, DVM is a native of Valatie, New York. Her love of horses began at a young age, and in her early teens, she began riding and competing in A Circuit equitation and jumpers. For high school, she attended the Stoneleigh Burnham School in Greenfield, MA where she continued to compete individually and as a member of the IEA team.

Dr. Rappleyea completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she received a BS in both Biology and Psychology, and later an MS in Neuroscience and Behavior. She continued her education at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she focused on large animal medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Rappleyea completed a rotating equine internship at BW Furlong & Associates, a referral and ambulatory hospital in New Jersey.

Though Dr. Rappleyea loves all areas of equine practice, she is most interested in sports medicine, rehabilitation, preventative care, and integrative medicine. In her free time, she enjoys any activity that will get her outside (kayaking, running, biking, riding her horse, Moose), and spending time with her cat, Biscuit, and husband, Nate.

Heidi Shorter

Heidi grew up in Townsend MA. After graduating from high school she enlisted in the US Army.

While in the Army Heidi trained as a 68T, Animal Care Specialist working in both clinic and research facilities. After being honorably discharged from the Army, she continued to work in noise-induced hearing loss and traumatic brain injury research.

She completed a B.S. in Environmental Science in 2018 from the University of Phoenix. Heidi, her husband, and two boys recently moved back to Townsend MA after being away for 12 years.

In her spare time, Heidi enjoys being with her family and friends and being outdoors.

Victoria Queen

Victoria has always had a passion for animals and medicine. After high school, Victoria attended the University of New Hampshire where she graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and Pre-veterinary medicine with a minor in Equine Science.

In her junior year, Victoria traveled to South Africa for a three-week study abroad mission. While in Africa she shadowed a wildlife veterinarian, worked on game reserves and volunteered at the SPCA. She was able to work with lion cubs, rhinoceroses, elephants, exotic birds, reptiles, and various species of antelope.

In her spare time, Victoria enjoys riding her horse, walking her two dogs, and spending time with her husband, friends, and family