Dr. Schlachter grew up riding horses in the competitive ‘A’ circuit on the East coast and has almost 35 years of experience with horses as a rider, veterinarian and owner. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary School and New Bolton Center, she received the Charles F. Reid Clinical Excellence Award for Sports Medicine and Imaging as well as numerous scholarships. Dr. Schlachter's practice is based at Circle Oak Equine, California and focuses solely on sports medicine, with special emphasis on digital diagnostics and rehabilitation. She participates in multiple advanced imaging and rehabilitation educational workshops every year and is actively pursuing her board certification in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation through the ACVSMR. Dr. Schlachter teaches courses for veterinarians and equine professionals on various sports medicine subjects such as lameness, rehabilitation and ultrasound techniques both at Circle Oak and worldwide.