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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.

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Magda Stewart

DVM, Certified ISELP

Magda joins us from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY. Born and raised among horses in Lexington at an early age she was playing "horse doctor" trackside when not in the pony ring or working student. She pursued her veterinary goals by first attending University of Virginia for undergraduate. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her horse background prior to veterinary school included managing an “A” Circuit show stable, training, and competing as show jumper rider and qualifying for indoor Equitation finals with ribbons in Medal Mclays, USET and WIHS. She enjoys skiing, running with sidekick Vizslas-Luna & Tiffany and has found her way back into the jumper ring traveling and competing across the east coast. Magda is passionate about imaging, lameness evaluations, use of regenerative medicine and achieved her ISELP certification December 2021.

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Jessica Cook

Jessica has enjoyed 15 years of working with Cooper Williams VMD. 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 a technician Jess has relished the opportunity to learn and aid in diagnostic imaging. In 2018 she submitted a case study paper 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 San Francisco meeting for the organization. When not keeping up with the doctors on the road or working in the office Jess enjoys hiking and has a newly developed love of gardening.

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.

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Matt McDonald

Matt joined the practice in February of 2021, deciding to expand his veterinary skills from his small animal background into equine medicine. He is a Maryland local growing up in Montgomery County and after tagging along for a pony ride when he was 7 years old- the rest of his life with horses' is history. In fact he really cannot remember much of his life without horses working at local farms and eventually adopting his own horse an off the track thoroughbred Pops. Matt still works part time at a small animal emergency clinic, as he enjoys the adrenaline rush of emergency medicine! When not working he loves to spend free time outside - either with his dog, Jack, riding his horse, Lilly, or camping trips with friends.