Dr. Emily Hellstrom, is a clinical instructor at NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. After completing her undergraduate studies near Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Hellstrom moved to Texas where she obtained her veterinary degree at Texas A&M University. While in vet school, she enjoyed working with the equine practices in Weatherford, Texas, and also began visiting Ocala, Florida. This led to her completing a rotating internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala following graduation, allowing her to develop her skills as an emergency clinician in both the hospital and ambulatory setting on a wide array of breeds and disciplines. She most recently has been completing her Ph.D. at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, with her research focused on improving postoperative outcomes for colic patients.