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Hollie Stillwell, DVMDr. 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.

Enda Currid, MVBDr. 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.

Anne Marie Skiffington, DVMDr. 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. Kate EcheverriaDr. Kate Echeverria is originally from Greenfield, Massachusetts where she grew up competing in three-day eventing. Dr. Echeverria attended Wake Forest University for her undergraduate education and North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine for her veterinary education graduating in 2010. Dr. Echeverria worked in private equine practice in Aiken, South Carolina and Raleigh, North Carolina for four years. Dr. Echeverria recently completed a 3 year equine internal medicine residency and earned a Master of Science in Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Echeverria is a member of AAEP, AVMA, and is a certified FEI treating veterinarian. Dr. Echeverria’s medical interests include respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic diseases and neurological disorders. In her spare time she enjoys riding, golfing and ice hockey. 

Dr. Lara Stephens-Brown is one of the OSEA interns for 2018-2019. Dr. Stephens-Brown grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on a hobby farm with horses, goats, and a few too many chickens. Lara rode on the Michigan State University Dressage Team while pursuing an Animal Science/Biochemistry degree. She attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota where she founded the Sled Dog Medicine Club - the first of its kind internationally. She enjoys equine sports medicine, metabolic disease management, and geriatric care. In her free time, she likes to camp, knit, and keep up with the indie rock music scene.

Dr. Susanna Murrell is the OSEA intern for 2018-2019. Dr. Murrell grew up in south Louisiana and always surrounded herself with animals. Growing up she competed on the hunter jumper circuit with her pony Happy and her horse Hank. After high school she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. She attended veterinary school at Ross University on the island of St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at UC Davis. Her equine special interests include surgery and lameness. In her free time, Dr. Murrell enjoys exploring with her island dog Beast, cooking, and watching LSU sports. She is so excited to be a part of the team at OSEA! 

Administrative Staff

Monica Leech Practice ManagerMonica 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 has a Brussels Griffon, Gideon, a Border Collie mix, Skyler, and a barn cat named Johnny Cash.

Julie is the friendly voice at the front desk. Julie grew up in Glocester, RI and has had a love for animals, especially horses, since an early age. She started riding at the age of 6 and would spend time in a horse barn any chance she got. She now lives in northeastern CT on a farm and has 3 draft horses, Remy, Sage and Finnegan, that she rides. When at home, she enjoys spending time with her husband and animals, cooking and trail riding.


Dehlia grew up in Scituate, RI and has spent the majority of her life working with horses. She started riding at the age of 5 years old and throughout her riding career has competed in hunter/jumpers and dressage. When Dehlia was 16 years old she adopted her horse, Tink. In her spare time, Dehlia enjoys riding, hanging out with friends and playing her Golden Retriever, Toby.

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).

Richelle grew up in Coventry, RI and started in the hunter/jumper world but is now involved with eventing. She has tried all types of riding including cow sorting and polo. Outside of work, Richelle likes to relax and spend time with her horse, Dylan, a thoroughbred and rescue dog, Harper, a Border Collie/Aussie mix. 

Kaitlyn 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.

Farm Staff

Kris Thomson is the farm manager at our North Scituate location. She is a Rhode Island native and has ridden and worked with horses since she was a mere toddler. She has competed in western, dressage, and jumpers, and spent some time riding racehorses as a kid. More recently she has taught lessons, and trained horses for the past sixteen years at a local barn. In her spare time, she likes to entertain her two Beagle cross rescues, Olivia and Octavia, and to be entertained by her rescued Redbone Coonhound, Emily.

Deb Russo

Debbie Russo works along with our farm manager at the North Scituate location.  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 Rodent Control Cute Kitty CatMickey 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.