Erin Morgan-Paugh is an associate professor of equine rehabilitation and exercise physiology. Erin is originally from Connecticut, where her passion for horses began riding English pleasure horses. Erin fostered this interest as an undergraduate student at Cornell University, where she gained experience with clinical research on horse allergies while completing her degree. Following her undergraduate schooling, Erin attended Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. With a focus on equine medicine, Erin completed her veterinary degree.
Following veterinary school, Erin continued her training as a rotating large animal medicine and surgery intern at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Canada. Working with the superb Large Animal Surgery department at the Ontario Veterinary College, Erin developed a strong interest in equine lameness. Following her internship, Erin worked as an associate veterinarian in private practice, focusing on lameness and rehabilitation of horses.
While working in private practice, Erin completed training at the Animal Rehab Institute in Loxahatchee, Florida to become a certified rehabilitation therapist. While studying at the Animal Rehab Institute, Erin gained ample knowledge and experience with equine rehabilitation modalities.
Erin began teaching at the Equine Rehabilitation Center at Morrisville State College part-time in the fall of 2012 and became a full-time member of the rehab center in January of 2013.
Kathryn Galyon, a native of Pearl River, NY is the Rehabilitation Assistant at the Morrisville State College Equine Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong horse enthusiast, Kathryn began riding hunters as a child. An alumna of Morrisville State College, Kathryn holds a Bachelor’s of Technology, summa cum laude, in Equine Science, with a concentration in Equine Rehabilitation and coursework in Thoroughbred Racing and Management. While at MSC, she competed on the Hunt Seat Team and had the opportunity to intern at The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, Florida, where she later obtained employment as a full-time Equine Physical Technician. At Sanctuary, Kathryn was trained in various treatment modalities including the underwater treadmill, cold salt-water spa, the transpirator, vibration therapy, magnawave therapy, class IV therapeutic laser, and swimming. Kathryn is certified by the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications and is currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology.
Jennifer Jones is an Instructional Support Assistant at the Equine Rehabilitation Center. Throughout her life she has been involved in the care, training, and showing of horses. Growing up on a small farm in Bliss, New York, her experience and knowledge of horses grew by working on local horse farms, allowing her to show in western pleasure and equitation, and her involvement with 4-H and FFA. After high school, Jen attended Morrisville State College and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors in Equine Science and Management concentrating in Draft Horse Management and Driving. Since graduating from Morrisville, Jen has managed a Belgian draft horse hitch in Stow, Massachusetts, was the Equine Care Manager at Cazenovia College, and resided in & managed a local boarding facility before joining the team at the Rehabilitation Center in November of 2015.
We are located on state route 20, 3 miles west of the village of Morrisville.