Cooper Williams

Cooper Williams

VMD, DACVSMR, and Certified ISELP Instructor

Dr. Cooper Williams grew up in Cecil County Maryland where he learned to play polo and train polo ponies with his family. He ultimately obtained a five goal rating, and played professionally for five years. In the summer of 1981 he was a member of the United States polo team that competed throughout England. He coached the Valley Forge Military Academy polo team from 1981 to 1985. In 1984 he graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He accepted a post graduate internship at Delaware Equine Center, where he developed their ultrasound imaging program. In 1987 he moved to Maryland where he worked for two years at Maryland Equine Center, also developing their ultrasound program. In 1989 Dr. Williams started his own practice, focusing on diagnostics and sports medicine in equine athletes. After 3 years of rigorous study, learning in depth about advanced diagnostic imaging, Dr. Williams passed his examination and was certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) in 2009 and has continued on as a certified instructor with ISELP, teaching other equine veterinarians all over the world. Cooper is one of a small group of veterinarians in the world, who is certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology in advanced ultrasound imaging.

Also, in August 2014, Dr. Williams successfully passed his examination and is officially a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation! There are only a small group of veterinarians in the world that now can claim they are a specialist in sports medicine and rehabilitation and he is one of them. He is an active member of the North American Regenerative Medicine Association as well as being on the veterinary advisory board for ACell, Inc., a tissue engineering company. Cooper is married to his best friend and lifemate Trish. Trish and Cooper have two daughters and reside on a small farm in Hampstead, MD. Trish creates extraordinary gardens and breeds Poodle Crosses, “Doodles”, LabraDoodles, Border Doodles, and Aussie Doodles. In their spare time Cooper and Trish enjoy their farm and spending time with family and friends. Cooper enjoys an occasional game of golf, reading, genealogy, and he collects antique veterinary and polo memorabilia.

Courtesy Platinum Performance

Photo courtesy Platinum Performance

Jessica Cook

Jessica began in our practice in 2003 with Cooper Williams VMD when he was a single practitioner. After horse showing for several years in the hunter/jumpers she was hired by the practice and trained by Dr. Williams. She has a special fondness for the racehorses within the practice but enjoys getting to know the wide variety of patients. Being an assistant to Dr. Williams, Jess has relished the opportunity to learn and aid in diagnostic imaging. In 2018 and 2023 she submitted case studies to the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and was selected to have the paper printed in the proceedings, as well as present the case at the national convention for the organization. She has had articles published with online magazine in reference to the practice's "whole horse" philosophy and has continued submissions for future use. When not involved with horses Jess enjoys gardening and hiking with her hound mix, Pilot, who often accompanies her and Cooper on the road.

Carol Reely

Carol joined us as the bookkeeper/office manager in September 2014. She was born and raised in Baltimore and moved to Carroll County in 1986. She worked in the banking industry for 11 years and then worked in retail sales at a craft/fabric store for 9 years where she also took up sewing/quilting. She then worked 14 years for an insurance agency which only insured collectible items. During this time she traveled the US attending trade shows, meeting unique dealers/collectors and the golden opportunity of attending the world famous Comic con in San Diego, CA. She is currently learning the ins and outs of an equine veterinary practice. To pass her free time, she enjoys reading horror/thriller/mystery books.