Lindsey Porubovich, DVM
Dr. Lindsey grew up with horses in Arizona and always had a strong interest in veterinary medicine. After completing her B.S. in Agribusiness Science at Arizona State University, she moved to northern Colorado where she attended veterinary school. During her studies, Dr. Lindsey concentrated on large animal medicine, with extra-curricular activities including management of the Colorado State University VTH Foal Care Team and heavy involvement in the SCAAEP. She graduated in May 2015 and went on to complete a one year internship here at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital. She has since transitioned into a full-time associate position. Dr. Lindsey has strong interests in radiology, lameness, and emergency medicine. She also enjoys working with racehorses and performance horses.
Outside of working hours, Dr. Lindsey enjoys playing ice hockey, DIY outdoor projects, and trail riding her horse, Luna.
Megan Marchitello, DVM
Dr. Marchitello grew up in New Jersey competing in the hunter-jumper circuit. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, she worked as a large animal veterinary technician while training her OTTB.
Dr. Marchitello received her veterinary degree from Ross University after finishing her clinical rotations at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. Her interest in internal medicine developed after spending extra rotations in the neonatal intensive care unit at New Bolton Center. Dr. Marchitello then completed a 1-year rotating surgery and medicine internship, a 1-year internal medicine fellowship, and a 3-year internal medicine residency at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. During her time in Virginia, she participated in research related to equine neurologic disease, including equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy and contrast computed tomography of the cervical spine.
Her professional interests include emergency evaluation of colic and critical care of neonates.
Michelle Bakker, DVM
Michelle was raised in the northeast where she enjoyed hunter pacing, eventing her Irish sport horse, and skiing. She attended undergraduate studies in mathematics at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY where she competed with the equitation team, alpine ski racing team, and also tried her hand at polo for a few semesters. Following her undergraduate degree, Michelle was a working student for a dressage trainer competing on the FEI circuit in NY and FL.
Michelle received her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where she continued to ride and compete with the university team as well as for a local charity riding organization for the disabled. While studying, she volunteered at an equid hospital in Morocco and has since had a keen interest in emergency medicine and field surgery in addition to her ongoing passion for sports medicine. In her last semester of vet school, she organized and ran a student education conference for vet schools across 15 countries covering topics of medicine, orthopaedics, practice in the third world, and emergency medicine. In her free time she likes to cook, sing, ride, travel, and soak up the sun.