Jake HersmanDVM, Equine Director, Founder
Jake Hersman graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Dr. Hersman established the Argyle Veterinary Clinic in Argyle, Texas. In 1990, he established the Las Colinas Veterinary Clinic, which premises are now devoted to Animal Imaging. Dr. Hersman’s areas of interest include radiology, scintigraphy and lameness diagnosis and treatment for the equine. Dr. Hersman directs the equestrian imaging program for Animal Imaging.
Rita EchandiDVM, DACVR
Dr. Echandi received her DVM from Ohio State University in 2003. After completing her radiology residency in 2007 from the University of Tennessee, she then accepted an assistant professor position in the radiology department of Ohio State University. Dr. Echandi joined the Animal Imaging team in 2009. She is available to perform small animal diagnostic procedures at Animal Imaging. Dr. Echandi serves as our Radiation Safety Office and small animal medical director.
Beth BiscoeDVM, MS, DACVR, DACVR-EDI
Dr. Biscoe received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and a Master of Science degree (Veterinary Sciences) from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She did her diagnostic imaging residency at Washington State University from July 2011 to July 2014 and obtained Diplomate status in September 2014. Prior to her radiology residency, she completed fellowship training with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb at the University of California, Davis in large animal ultrasound. Dr. Biscoe grew up on a dairy farm in Virginia and likes to spend her spare time horseback riding, cooking and hiking with her dogs and husband, Kyle. Dr. Biscoe is also a new mom of a beautiful baby boy.
Dana NeelisDVM, MS, DACVR, DACVR-EDI
Dr. Neelis received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2006. After completing her radiology residency at Washington State University in 2011, she took a position as an assistant professor at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She performed an equine ultrasound and cardiology fellowship with Dr. Virginia Reef at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, prior to her radiology training. Dr. Neelis enjoys imaging all species and has extensive experience with the equine.
Sue EmersonDVM, MS, DACVR
Dr. Emerson received her DVM from Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2005. She completed her Equine Sports Medicine Internship in 2007 at Northwest Equine Performance in Oregon. Dr. Emerson stayed on as an associate veterinarian following her internship and gained invaluable experience in diagnosing and treating equine athletes in both English and Western disciplines, emphasizing the use of imaging to confirm diagnoses of non-surgical therapies. During this time, Dr. Emerson was involved in the installation of the first Hallmarq Equine standing MRI unit in the Pacific Northwest region. Additionally, she was also responsible for the training of users and the integration of the unit into the diagnostic process. Following her love of diagnostic imaging, she completed a diagnostic imaging fellowship at the University of Calgary in 2012. Between 2013 and 2017, she completed a combined Masters of Science degree (Radiological Health Sciences) and Diagnostic Imaging Residency at Colorado State University, receiving diplomate status in 2017.
Dr. Casey Larsen recently joined our team as our Equine Imaging Fellow. He and his wife Kinsey are the proud parents of two boys, Zachary and Isaac. Dr. Larsen is a 2018 graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Larsen completed a rotating equine internship at the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, New Jersey. His professional interests include diagnostic imaging, sports medicine, and lameness.
Carrie DavisDVM, DACVAA
Dr. Davis received her DVM from Ohio State University in 2004. Her internship with Carolina Veterinary Specialists in 2004-2005 led to her position as an emergency clinician from 2005-2011. A move to Charleston, SC afforded her the opportunity to not only continue as an emergency clinician during 2011-2014 but become the medical director of the emergency department with Veterinary Specialty Care. Dr. Davis then followed her passion, going back for residency training in anesthesia and analgesia at the University of Tennessee from 2014-2017. As a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Davis is trained and truly enjoys providing specialty anesthesia care for all animals that may be in your family, with a special place in her heart for horses, tiny dogs, and potbelly pigs! She grew up in Ohio with hobbies of barrel racing and working with the standardbred industry. She now relaxes with gardening, hiking and all things nature has to offer.
Meet The Rest Of The Team
Our Team is made up of the best and brightest doctors and supporting staff in the country. They go above and beyond to provide the best Imaging services in the industry of Veterinary Radiology.