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Kent Allen, DVM, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) - Owner
A. Kent Allen received his veterinary degree from the University of Missouri in 1979. His practice, Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, Va., focuses on top-level sports medicine, lameness and diagnostic imaging. Allen is Certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) and serves as its Vice President and Executive Director. He serves as the volunteer Chairman of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Veterinary and Drug and Medications Committees. He has served as USEF Team Veterinarian in multiple roles in multiple disciplines. He has served on the Board of Directors for USEF and United States Eventing Association (USEA). Allen is the National Head Veterinarian for the Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI) for the United States and serves on the FEI Veterinary and List Committees. He has been the Foreign Veterinary Delegate (Veterinary Judge and Technical Delegate) in two Olympic Games, two Pan American Games and served as the Veterinary Services Manager at an Olympic and World Equestrian Games.
Susan Johns, DVM, CVA - Sr. Associate
Dr. Susan Johns joined Virginia Equine Imaging in the spring of 2002, following graduation from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
She completed her two year internship in sports medicine and diagnostic imaging with VEI, and eagerly stayed on as an associate. She has worked closely with Sound-Eklin educating many veterinarians about direct digital radiology, and completed much of the groundwork for our joint MRI department with the Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center.
Susan works extensively with National and International competition horses. She served as the United States Equestrian Team Veterinarian (USET) for the 2008 FEI World Singles Driving Championships in Jarantow, Poland, and the 2010 FEI World Singles Driving Championships in Italy. Susan currently serves as the Associate Treating Veterinarian for the USA Land Rover Three-Day Eventing Team.
Dr. Johns has a strong interest and dedication to the NAYRC organization, after actively competing as a young rider in the eventing discipline for Area I. Over the past 10 years, Susan has been both a treating and team veterinarian for numerous areas at the NAYRC competitions.
On a regular basis, Susan travels throughout Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina offering top level ambulatory sports medicine, lameness and diagnostic imaging services. Her strongest veterinary interests include lameness, digital radiography and the three day event athlete. Susan is originally from Los Angeles, California, and competed to the * level in FEI Championships. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist.
Cricket Russillo, DVM - Sr. Associate
Dr. Cricket Russillo joined Virginia Equine Imaging in June of 2015. After graduating from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, Dr. Russillo completed a one-year Internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine. It was during her time in Texas that Cricket realized her passion for equine lameness and started a career path focused on the elite sport horse. For 13 years, Cricket was a Senior Associate Veterinarian at Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown,CT. During that time Cricket cultivated a practice focused on the top level show jumper and dressage horse. She enjoys solving the puzzle that a challenging lameness can present, as well as the satisfaction of helping a sport horse reach its peak performance. Like her fellow colleagues at VEI, Cricket uses the highest quality diagnostic imaging and most innovative techniques, such as ultrasound guided injections and regenerative medicine, to provide her patients with the highest level of care. She is a member of the International Society for Equine Locomotor Pathology, and hopes to attain Certification next year.
Dr. Russillo relocates to Florida during the winter months to care for her patients competing in Wellington. She has served as USEF Team Veterinarian for both Show Jumping and Dressage on many occasions, and worked alongside Dr. Allen at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games where she served as Primary After-Hours Treating Veterinarian.
In addition to her busy schedule of sports medicine, Cricket enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and 4 year old daughter. She has competed through 3rd Level in Dressage and loves to play tennis. She and her family are excited to be a part of the VEI team and love living in Northern Virginia.
Jill Costello, DVM - Jr. Associate
Dr. Jill Costello is a 2015 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. Prior to coming to Virginia, she completed a large animal internal medicine internship at the Piper Equine Hospital at the University of Minnesota. Jill's primary focus is sports medicine, and she has a special interest in additional causes of poor performance, including muscle disease, cardiac disease, and nutrition.
Jill is also an avid dressage rider and competed for Region 3 at the North American Young Rider Championships before becoming a veterinarian. She enjoys spending her spare time with her husband, Jason, and their two dogs, cat, and her horse.
Alison Baileys, DVM - Jr. Associate
Dr. Baileys is a 2016 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her BS in Biology from Santa Clara University in 2012. While at Davis she co-founded the UC Davis Radiology Club and was the recipient of the The Boyd and Dory Harrold Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student with outstanding skills in animal handling, nursing, and animal care.
Alison grew up riding horses in San Juan Capistrano, California and competed on the ‘A’ hunter/jumper circuit showing nationally as both a junior and an amateur. She was fortunate to train with some of the best hunter trainers in the country, and went on to become the 2007 USEF National Junior Hunter Champion.
While she knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian, her time spent on the competition circuit reinforced that desire. Her primary interests include equine sports medicine, imaging, rehabilitation and complementary medicine. She obtained her certification in veterinary medical acupuncture in 2015. In her free time, Alison enjoys painting and spending time outside with her two young Labradors.
Alison is looking forward to her time in Virginia, where she welcomes the opportunity to expand her skills in equine sports medicine.
For appointments call 540-687-4663.
Dr Allen and his associates are wonderful. I told my barrel horse for a second option with his navicular issues. To soon to see if it will work but the knowledge this man has. well worth the trip.
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