Katie LoPresti, DVM
Dr. LoPresti was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Despite this “metropolitan” up bringing Dr. LoPresti displayed a love for horses at a young age. This love would eventually lead her to the east coast where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Studies with a minor in Biology from Averett University in Danville, VA. While attending Averett she took her first equine anatomy and physiology course and realized she had a passion for how the equine body works and veterinary medicine. At Averett she competed on the IDA and IHSA Teams. While applying for veterinary school, Dr. LoPresti worked as a small animal technician in Greensboro, NC.
Dr. LoPresti attended Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. While there she served as president of the Student Chapter of the American Associate of Equine Practitioners, President of the Feral Cat Project, and worked to create a working relationship between the owner of the horses at the closed racetrack and the students of the university. After her time on the island Dr. LoPresti completed her clinical year at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
After completing her education, Dr. LoPresti completed an 18-month internship at the private referral hospital, Equine Specialty Hospital, in Burton, OH. After her internship she worked for a year at Southside Equine Services in Phenix, VA before coming to Davie County Large Animal Clinic. Dr. LoPresti has a particular passion for internal medicine and particularly the diagnosis, treatment, and management of equine gastric ulcers.
In her free time Dr. LoPresti can be found competing on the hunter circuit on her mare, Tori, or attempting to tire out her dog Leia. She also has two cats, Rem and Khajma, who allow her to live at their home.