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Dr. Costello is a 2015 graduate of the Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. Prior to coming to Virginia, she completed a large animal internal medicine internship at the University of Minnesota's Piper Equine Hospital. Dr. Costello's primary focus is sports medicine, and she has a special interest in additional causes of poor performance including muscle disease, cardiac disease, and nutrition. After completing her one year internship in 2016, Virginia Equine Imaging asked Dr. Costello to stay for a second year after showing great promise in the field of sports medicine.
Dr. Costello is an avid dressage rider and competed for Region 3 at the North American Young Rider Championships before becoming a veterinarian. She enjoys spending her spare time with her husband remodeling their new home.
Dr. Tuplin is a 2017 graduate of the University of Calgary. Dr. Tuplin applied for the 2017/2018 internship because she has a special interest in treating high level equine athletes and wants to focus on sports medicine and diagnostic imaging in her veterinary carrier. Recently Dr. Tuplin published a medical paper as first author in The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine on the Influence of the respiratory cycle on caudal vana cava diameter in healthy foals: a pilot study.
To add on to her many accomplishments, before vet school Dr. Tuplin was an avid equestrian who packed in the Canadian Rockies, exercised polo horses, competed jumping in Switzerland, and worked cattle.
When she is not hard at work Dr. Tuplin enjoys spending her down time with her dogs, exploring the local Virginia community, and reading.
Zehra Gundogan ~ DVM & First Year Intern
Dr. Gundogan is from The University of Pennsylvania, school of veterinary medicine in 2017 after attending undergraduate school at Boston University. While in vet school Dr. Gundogan took a special interest in equine lameness and worked on research that looked at the histopathologic changes seen in the lamina during various stages of laminitis. After graduating Dr. Gundogan decided that she wanted to further her carrier path in lameness diagnostics and applied for the intership position here at VEI.
Growing up Dr. Gundogan showed in eventing, competing in FEI up to the intermediate level and continued riding as a working student through college under various professional riders.
In her free time, Dr. Gundogan enjoys riding and competing her horse, running, and traveling.
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Dr Allen and his associates are wonderful. I told my barrel horse for a second option with his navicular issues. To soon to see if it will work but the knowledge this man has. well worth the trip.
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