- DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014
- MSc, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, 2018
- Diplomate (Equine Practice), American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), 2018
Dr. MacKay obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 2014, and then went on to complete a one-year surgical internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, Okla.
In 2015, Dr. MacKay returned to WCVM for a combined Master of Science degree program and clinical residency in equine field service under the auspices of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). She successfully completed her residency in July 2018 and passed the ABVP board exam in October 2018.
In addition to her role as a clinical associate in the WCVM’s Equine Field Service, Dr. MacKay's interests include sports medicine, lameness and diagnostic imaging.
Dr. MacKay's research interests include the application of shockwave for lameness issues, particularly caudal heel pain; and in general, investigations into the health and welfare of the athletic horse.