Cassandra Shores, D.V.M.


Dr. Shores attended the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science. Following her time at UNH, Dr. Shores attended Ross University School of Veterinary medicine and completed her clinical work at Cornell University of Veterinary Medicine obtaining her D.V.M. in 2008. She continued on a Cornell for six months, splitting her time between research on EHV-1 and as an assistant laboratory instructor, before moving to Illinois for her yearlong internship at Kendall Road Equine Hospital in Elgin, IL.

During her internship, Dr. Shores developed an interest in anesthesia, ophthalmology, and emergency medicine, although she enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary practice. Upon completion of her internship, she pursued her passion by joining a mixed animal practice as their equine emergency associate.

Dr. Shores is very excited to be joining the team at Rhinebeck Equine and brings years of experience in ambulatory and emergency medicine to the team. She and her husband Rob, along with their three young children, are looking forward to being close to family as well as getting reacquainted with the Hudson Valley region.

Dr. Shores is a member of the AVMA and AAEP. In her spare time, she enjoys pleasure riding on her mare, downhill skiing, fishing, scuba diving, gardening and spending time with family.

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Rhinebeck Equine


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  • "Dr. Sotela is fantastic and has always been incredibly kind and patient with my mare, Mira. In May, Mira had to have surgery at the clinic for a soft tissue sequestrum. Dr Gus and the staff were wonderful to deal with."
    Danielle Meenan Heaney
  • "We love Rhinebeck Equine and their vets and staff. They've been our equine vets for about 30 years and we love working with them."
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  • "Amazing facility with awesome staff. My friend had a horse who needed surgery and they were awesome the entire time. We hung out in their waiting room. Staff was friendly and talkative, and let us play with their dog. Dr. Gus is a great surgeon!"
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