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Specialty: Anesthesia/Analgesia

Rachael Carpenter
Charles McGrath
Nancy Brock
Kris Kruse-Elliott
Emma Love
Lydia Love
Elizabeth Martinez
Robert Stein

Associate Editors:
Sherrie Hartke
Richard Headley
Dave Thompson

Rachael Carpenter


  • Residency in Anesthesia and Analgesia, Michigan State University, 2002
  • Internship in Large Animal Medicine, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY, 2000
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Tennessee, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Franklin & Marshall, 1994

Current Professional Activities

  • Working part time for Vets@VIN
  • Clinical Instructor, Anesthesia, Virginia-Maryland Regional CVM
Past Professional Activities
  • Emergency Clinician, Animal Emergency of Kane County 2012-2014
  • Anesthesia Consulting, Greater Chicago Area 2011-2014
  • Anesthesiologist, Ruffian Equine Medical Center, Elmont, NY 2009-2011
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Management, University of Illinois
Marital Status
  • Married to Chris Byron (DVM, MS, DACVS, Equine Surgery)
  • Gracie and Kate
Pets (aka "Child Substitutes")
  • Pickle, a rescued DSH who always gets in a pickle!
  • Blanche, a rescued DSH
  • Neville (aka Griffyndor's Golden Hero), Russell Terrier
  • Golf, horseback riding, foxhunting, cooking
Favorite Quote
  • "It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, he will not himself find peace."
    ---Albert Schweitzer
What I like Most About VIN
  • Challenging others to think, and being challenged to think myself by all the questions!
Rachael Carpenter

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