Dr. Holly Sparks, MVetSci
Board Certified Specialist in Surgery
General Equine Practice
Dr. Sparks, a native of Michigan, graduated from Michigan State University in 2008. After graduation, she was accepted into the internship program at Oakridge Equine Hospital; a busy medical and surgical center in Oklahoma. During this experience, she developed a special interest in the use of regenerative medicine in treating the performance horse and accepted a position as a research fellow at Cornell University upon completion of her internship year. During her time at Cornell, she had the privilege of learning cutting edge techniques in the treatment of joint and tendon injuries from notable leaders in the field of equine regenerative medicine. From here, Dr. Sparks was accepted into a 3-year surgical residency training program in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon and became a board certified large animal surgeon in 2015. Since graduation, Dr. Sparks has published on the surgical treatment of developmental joint diseases in horses, identification of risk factors for post-operative complications in the colic patient, and the use of regenerative techniques for the treatment of various musculoskeletal diseases in horses. Currently, she is dividing her time between pursuing her PhD in regenerative medicine at the University of Calgary and clinical practice at Moore Equine with a focus on emergency surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Sparks enjoys riding her quarter horse, hiking, fishing, and skiing.