Erin Morgan-Paugh is an associate professor of equine rehabilitation and exercise physiology at SUNY Morrisville. Originally from Connecticut, Erin found her passion for horses 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 and completed her veterinary degree with a focus on equine medicine. Following veterinary school, Erin continued her training as a rotating large animal medicine and surgery intern at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Canada, where she developed a strong interest in equine lameness.
Following her internship, Erin worked as an associate veterinarian in private practice, focusing on equine lameness and rehabilitation. Erin completed training at the Animal Rehab Institute in Loxahatchee, Florida to become a certified rehabilitation therapist. She gained ample knowledge and experience with equine rehabilitation modalities.
Erin began teaching at the Equine Rehabilitation Center 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 our Rehabilitation Assistant. A lifelong horse enthusiast, Kathryn began riding hunters as a child. An alumna of SUNY Morrisville, 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 Morrisville, 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 SUNY Morrisville 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.