Dr. Erin Contino is a native of Northern California, life-long three-day event rider, and a graduate “A” rated member of the United States Pony Club. From Colorado State University she earned a B.S in equine sciences in 1999, an M.S. in clinical sciences in 2009, and her DVM in 2010. After completing a one-year internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, California, Dr. Contino returned to CSU for a three-year residency in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation followed by a one-year fellowship in equine musculoskeletal ultrasound before joining CSU faculty as an assistant professor in equine sports medicine. Her clinical and research interests include diagnosis and treatment of lameness and poor performance in equine athletes. She is very involved in the local three-day eventing community, the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.