Meet the Doctors and Staff of the Equine Field Service
Dr. Amanda Farr was born in Michigan, and grew up in Montana, Kansas and North Dakota. She moved to Indianapolis and attended IUPUI, receiving her biology degree from Purdue and her Spanish degree from IU. She studied abroad in Costa Rica for a semester where she developed a love of the language, culture and beaches of Central America. She returned to Purdue University in West Lafayette and received her veterinary degree in 2001. From there she accepted a job in a private equine practice in Michigan, where she worked for two years, before returning to Purdue University Equine Field Service. In 2011 she became boarded through the American Board of Practitioners (Equine). She enjoys teaching students and taking care of her equine patients and their owners. Outside of work, she keeps busy with her family and small hobby farm. She loves to ride her crazy Thoroughbred, read fiction, hike, and relax on any beach.
Dr. Caroline Gillespie Harmon grew up in Kansas riding and showing American Saddlebreds. She received her civil engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her veterinary degree from Kansas State University. From there she completed an internship at Kendall Road Equine Hospital outside Chicago, and then came to Purdue for a large animal surgical residency. She stayed on as a staff veterinarian with Equine Field Service (EFS) and Large Animal Surgery, doing mostly day time work with EFS and emergency surgeries with large animal surgery. She greatly enjoys teaching students and clients on clinical cases and hopes to be part of the Purdue community for many years to come. Her interests include surgical cases, wound healing, joint injections and sepsis, and lameness. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and her black lab, Addy. They enjoy almost anything outdoors together, spending time with their families, cooking, doing puzzles, and playing board games.
Dr. Sarah Waxman grew up in suburbia of Kansas City riding and showing hunter/jumper horses. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Industry and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University and received her Master's in Veterinary Science from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Between veterinary school and her Master's, Dr. Waxman completed an equine internship at Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital in the Kansas City area and spent a year in general private equine practice in Richmond, VA. Dr. Waxman first came to Purdue in 2011 for a Large Animal Surgery Residency where she subsequently became boarded with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in Large Animal Surgery. She was an interim surgeon with Purdue's Large Animal Surgery Department for an additional year, then spent 2 years as an associate surgeon at a private practice in Colorado, and has now returned to Purdue.
Dr. Waxman's professional interests include general large animal surgery, field surgery, equine sports medicine and lameness, and wound healing.
In her free time, Dr. Waxman enjoys riding and showing her hunter/jumper mare, cooking, and spending time with her family of both the 2 and 4-legged varietie.
Kyle Clever is a registered veterinary technician with the Equine Field Service department at Purdue University. He graduated from Parkland College's Veterinary Technician School in 1993. He has been a technician with EFS since 1995. Kyle is also a certified farrier.
Kyle's professional interests include equine hoof health and care, equine dentistry, and preventative medicine.
In his free time, Kyle enjoys horseback riding and driving remote control cars with his family, as well as competitive team roping.