Dr. Hollie Stillwell is originally from Narragansett, Rhode Island. Dr. Stillwell attended the University of Rhode Island where she received a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science with special emphasis in endocrinology in 1994. After earning her veterinary degree from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, Dr. Stillwell completed a one-year internship at Millbrook Equine Veterinary Clinic in New York. She is the managing partner of OSEA and enjoys many aspects of equine medicine. Dr. Stillwell does have a special interest in equine reproduction. In her treasured spare time she enjoys surfing, gardening, snowboarding and just hanging around with her husband, Enda, and sons, Cathal and Daire.
Dr. Enda Currid was born in the northwest region of Ireland and graduated from the University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After a one-year internship in Large Animal Surgery at U.C. Dublin in 1995, he moved to the United States to begin a three year residency in Large Animal Surgery at Tufts University in Grafton, Massachusetts. Dr. Currid joined the practice in 1998. He and his wife purchased the practice in 2001. He is the staff surgeon and his special interests are lameness and sports medicine. He is currently working toward accreditation with the International Society for Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP). Though time is limited, Dr. Currid enjoys hiking, fishing and snowboarding with his wife and spending time with his sons, Cathal and Daire.
Dr. Anne Marie Skiffington is originally from Brockton, Massachusetts. As a native New Englander she is "wicked" excited to be back in the area that she grew up in. Dr. Skiffington developed her passion of veterinary medicine when she was a kid on the backside at the racetrack. She attended St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in which she spent her clinical year at Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Skiffington completed a one-year internship at Ocean State Equine and continued on as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Skiffington has a special interest in lacerations, respiratory medicine and diagnostic imaging. In her free time she enjoys, horseback riding, baking and watching movies.
Dr. Erica Secor grew up in Shaftsbury, Vermont and began riding with her mom and sister at a young age. Horses have always been a passion and she found herself, at an early age, drawn to working with young and problem horses. Her interest in horses and science drew her to veterinary medicine, where she was lucky enough to have a remarkable group of teachers and mentors. Dr. Secor attended Cornell University for her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. Following vet school she completed an internship at New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center followed by an Equine Surgical Residency and a Master’s Degree at the University of Illinois (where she and Dr. Echeverria had the opportunity to work together closely!). Dr. Secor is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Large Animal. Dr. Secor was practicing in Wisconsin prior to moving to joining Ocean State Equine Associates. Surgery and lameness have always been keen interests of hers, particularly in the areas of emergency medicine and surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and podiatry. Dr. Secor had the opportunity to participate in a 4-month farrier course with an emphasis in corrective shoeing between her degrees at Cornell, and this foundation in podiatry has expanded her skills as a sports medicine clinician. Dr. Secor firmly believes the mantra of “no hoof, no horse”, and she very much enjoys working alongside farriers to provide the best hoof care and management for our patients. When Erica is not in the clinic, she enjoys riding her horse Mocha, running with her dog Annie, or hiking and cooking with her husband Andrew.
Dr. Kate Frazier is a part time associate at OSEA. She is originally from central Connecticut. Dr. Frazier began riding at a young age, and grew up competing in the hunter jumpers. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of New Hampshire, she continued on to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine for her veterinary education. After graduating from veterinary school, she completed a one year internship at Ocean State Equine Associates. Following her internship, she practiced at an equine ambulatory practice until returning to Ocean State Equine Associates. Dr. Frazier has a special interest in equine dentistry and geriatric care. In her free time, Dr. Frazier enjoys spending time with her horse, PA, and dog, Nessie. We are all excited to have Dr. Frazier return to the Ocean State Equine team!
Dr. Anna Baker is the OSEA Lameness and Sports Medicine Fellow for 2020. She grew up in Washington, D.C., and went to Brown University for her Sc.B in Neuroscience. Dr. Baker grew up riding hunter/jumpers and took a few years before vet school to train as a working student for jumper riders in Maryland, Florida, and Ireland. She earned her DVM from Washington State University and her equine special interests include sports medicine and behavior modification. Dr. Baker completed a one year internship at OSEA prior to becoming a fellow. Dr. Baker sees behavior appointments two days a week to help horses who have problems with things like oral medications, needle injections, holding up feet, getting on a trailer and much more! In her free time she likes to ride her horse Caribou King, snowboard, and cuddle with her mini-pig Stinkerbell.
Dr. Ashley Ezzo is the OSEA intern for 2020-2021. Dr. Ezzo grew up in central New Jersey and has been riding horses her entire life. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from The Ohio State University and continued on to receive her DVM from the University of Minnesota, where she was the president of the Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Her professional interests include sports medicine, theriogenology, and care of the geriatric horse. In her spare time, Dr. Ezzo enjoys going on hunter paces with her horse, Eve, spending time at the beach, and hiking with her dog, Brutus.
Monica Leech is our Practice Manager and all around go-to gal. A local Rhode Islander, Monica has worked at Ocean State Equine Associates since she was young (over thirteen years) and adds a wealth of knowledge to our front office staff. When in doubt, ask Monica! In her spare time, Monica enjoys riding her ponies Jelly Bean and Fiona as well as sinking money into her expensive pet horse, Tommy. She enjoys spending time with her new dogs Charlie and Winnie.
Ryann has been riding horses since she was 4 years old, and has always had a passion for all things equine. She grew up in West Greenwich, RI, and has always loved the outdoors. Her fascination with medicine started from a very young age. In 2019, Ryann graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in pre-veterinary medicine, and plans on attending vet school in the late future to become an equine veterinarian herself. In her free time, you can find her hiking with her two Great Danes, Murphy and Luna, playing the guitar, or drawing.
Renée is from Attleboro, Massachusetts and grew up riding in the hunter/jumper ring and the dressage square before falling in love with the world of eventing. She spends her free time riding her goofy and wonderful draft-cross, Benin, singing in the William’s Choral, reading ski-fiction and fantasy, and going on adventures with her boyfriend and family. She has two fur-kids besides her horse: a large orange tabby fittingly named Garfield, and her endlessly-energetic mutt, Dewey (otherwise known as the Dew-Monster).
Danielle is originally from Marion, Massachusetts and got the horse bug at the age of five. She grew up riding huntseat but in college fell in love with western reining horses. May 2019 she graduated from Morrisville State College with a Bachelor's in Equine Science and Management. In her spare time you can find her riding, spending time with friends, or hanging with her rescue dog, Cookie.
Sean is a part time technician at OSEA the summer of 2020. Sean grew up in Braintree, MA and started riding at the age of 12. After starting in the horse world he found his passion for breeding horses and has spent the past summers working on a family farm. Sean is currently applying to vet school while finishing his degree in Equine Science from Johnson & Wales University.
Kaitlyn is our Patient Care Manager and was born and raised on Cape Cod. She got the horse bug at the age of 4 and has been riding ever since. She has a background in hunter/jumpers and dressage. She first started working at OSEA back in 2012 and is glad to be back with the team as a part time veterinary technician.In her free time, she can be found on the beach with her Golden Retriever, Brady or riding her chestnut mare, Hannah.
Debbie Russo is our Facility Manager at the North Scituate location and works alongside Kaitlyn. She was raised in Rhode Island and is local to North Scituate. Debbie has a farming background and has been around horses and animals since she was a child. When Debbie is not at the farm or running her own business, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Mickey is the Superintendent of Pest Control at our farm on Winsor Avenue in North Scituate, Rhode Island. He also serves on the board of directors for the CEM quarantine welcoming committee.