Maria Wright, DVM
Dr. Wright graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1998. She completed an intensive internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center following graduation, and has been in private practice in this region ever since. Professionally, she really enjoys equine musculoskeletal evaluations, pre-purchase exams, and developing preventative health care programs for equine facilities. Personally, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two horses.
Jose Gomez, DVM
Dr. Gomez graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, after having received a Master’s degree in equine reproduction from there in 1997 and a Master’s in large animal nutrition from the University of Illinois in 1987. His college degree was completed at Louisiana State University in 1985. Dr. Gomez originally hails from Panama, where he spent a number of years managing an equine breeding farm. Dr.Gomez has a professional interest in equine dentistry, equine reproduction, and small ruminant medicine. Personally, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and son.
Xena Colasante, Veterinary Assistant
Xena graduated from Widener University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Hoping to work in a field she is passionate about, while still utilizing her accounting degree, Xena found the perfect position as Office Manager at Brandywine Equine in 2011. She currently handles billing, inventory and bookkeeping for the office while also assisting with x-rays, dental exams, lameness evaluations and pre-pruchase exams. Xena became a Certified Equine Veterinary Assistant through the AAEVT in 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her lovely quarter horse “Jester.” Xena’s other hobbies include gardening, shooting, skiing, and camping with her husband and dog.
Desiree Stoltzfus, Veterinary Assistant
Desiree has been working with Brandywine Equine since May, 2013. She grew up in the heart of Chester County horse country, participating with her grandfather in fox hunting with the Cheshire Foxhounds. She worked as an exercise rider in a local steeplechase and fox hunting stable during high school, and competed in hunter/jumper events as well. Desiree set aside her passion for horses for 16 years in order to focus on her family, but was able to take riding up again 5 years ago. Horses are once again a huge part of her life, and she enjoys caring for her family’s horses and participating in local hunter/jumper, dressage, and western riding competitions.