Staff

Karen Bolten, DVM
Veterinarian, Practice Owner

 

Dr. Bolten grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, showing Saddlebreds, Arabians, and National Show Horses, and at age nine she won a national championship in saddleseat equitation at the U.S. Arabian Youth Nationals. She recently lost that horse, Rosey (pictured), at age 31. Dr. Bolten attended The Ohio State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary education. During this time she participated in research on Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis and Matrix Metalloproteinase 9, and has a first-author publication on EPM. She was also the president of the Ohio State Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners during her third year of veterinary school. After veterinary school, she completed a one year internship at the University of Missouri in Equine Medicine, Surgery, and Ambulatory Practice. Dr. Bolten's medical interests include advanced dentistry, senior and underweight horse care, and internal medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her new horse, Trajan, and her sighthound herd, traveling, and photography.

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Megan Stiles
Practice Manager

 

Megan is a local, born and raised in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. She has been riding horses since about the time she could walk. Receiving her very first horse on her 9th birthday, she competed in local horse shows in both hunt seat and western, and at every chance she got she was camping with friends and family. Following her dreams she attended and graduated St. Andrews University, with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Equine studies. While at St. Andrews, she rode on the Hunt Seat and Western team where she competed in the IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) Nationals two years in a row. In 2010, she was the reserve champion in Intermediate Western Horsemanship. She now resides in Loris with her two horses and two dogs.
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