Westly Oberman grew up in California spending all his free time working with and riding horses at a cross-country ranch. His passion for horses led him to pursue a a degree in Equine Science at Colorado State University. While at Colorado State University, he had the opportunity to take an internship as a veterinary technician at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, where he learned how amazing the medical side of the equine industry is. Westly enjoys building his horse knowledge every day, whether it be while working as vet tech at SLREH, or while training on weekends.
Courtney is a North San Diego County native. She began riding and competing on the Hunter/Jumper circuit when she was nine. Throughout her junior years her family owned a hunter/jumper/dressage equestrian center where Courtney worked as a working student under numerous trainers to expand her education on the sport.
Growing up Courtney had animals of all shape and sizes. She decided to turn her passion and love for animals into a career and worked as a small animal technician for 5 years before making her transition into large animal medicine.
When she is not working you will find her training with her jumpers, Calypso and Zack and spending time with her other fur children consisting of 8 dogs, 3 cats, and 5 horses.
Tracy grew up in the midwest and has always shown a love for animals, especially horses. From playing with her toy horses as a youth, to owning and operating her own equestrian facility, you could say equine is in her blood. Moving west, Tracy expanded her knowledge of "working cattle" at multiple ranches and a livestock exchange in Nevada. She was most recently employed as a barn manager at a Grand Prix level show jumping barn in Laguna Hills. In both roles she discovered a longing desire to work in large animal medicine. This passion allowed her to pursue a technician role with SLREH. Tracy loves to spend her free time with family and friends in Orange County.
Mirian is a lifelong animal lover. She attended Louisiana State University where she received her bachelors in Animal Science. In her spare time Mirian fosters cats of all stages of life. She also enjoys hanging out with her dog Miki and cat Binx.
Hollyann had been a lifelong animal lover at heart. Her passion for horses began to grow from the young age of 8. She has ridden multiple disciplines over the past years, but found her love in Jumpers and Western riding. Working and volunteering with horses, she has spent most of her life pursuing the equine industry and has now fallen into the love and care of equine medicine.