Our Team

Christina S. Cable, DVM Diplomate ACVS

Christina S. Cable, DVM Diplomate ACVS

Veterinarian, Boarded Surgeon, Practice Owner

Dr. Cable grew up near Atlanta, Georgia and spent most of her life involved with show horses. After finishing her undergraduate education at the University of Georgia, she attended the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1994.

After spending several months working in County Kidare, Ireland at a prominent equine practice, she moved to Ithaca, NY to start a one-year surgical internship at Cornell University and stayed on to complete a 3 year residency in Large Animal Surgery. While finishing a one –year surgery staff position at Cornell University, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999.

Dr. Cable’s main practice interests include all aspects of sport horse medicine, and she has a very special interest in late term pregnant mare care and foal care.

She is also very involved with Shelter Outreach Services – a local non-profit which provides veterinary services for local animal shelters to provide high quality, high volume, low cost spay and neuter services for companion animals.

In addition, she is also a regular volunteer for RAVS (Rural Area Veterinary Services), which provides veterinary care in rural Native American reservations throughout the western US.

Dr. Cable lives in Lansing, NY, and when not working, she enjoys photography, boating, and hiking through our beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Courtney Martin, DVM

Courtney Martin, DVM

Associate Veterinarian, Certified in Equine Chiropractic (IVCA), Certified in Equine Rehabilitation (CERP)

Dr. Martin grew up in Maine where she first started riding horses while at summer camps. She then eventually started taking the occasional lesson.

Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Martin attended Bowdoin College in Maine for her undergraduate education, graduating in May 2009 with a BA in Gender and Women Studies. During college, she spent a summer guiding trail rides through Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Summers following this were spent working as an equine assistant for a mixed animal practice in Maine, working mostly with Standardbred racehorses.

For her veterinary education, Dr. Martin attended the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, MO and graduated in May 2014. Following graduation, she completed a yearlong internship program at Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital, an equine referral and ambulatory practice outside of Kansas City, MO.

In June of 2018, she completed training for animal chiropractic through the Options for Animals Chiropractic College and is certified through the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA).

Most recently, in February of 2020, Dr. Martin also completed a certification course in equine rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee and is now a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP).

Dr. Martin enjoys all facets of equine medicine but particularly enjoys sports medicine, dentistry, and chiropractic work.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Martin is an avid runner and is often training for a marathon. She resides in Ithaca and shares her home with her dog Bella and her partner Jeff.

Alyson Waring, MVB

Alyson Waring, MVB

Associate Veterinarian, Certified in Equine Acupuncture

Dr. Waring was born and raised on a small Morgan breeding farm in Northern New York. Growing up, she was very active in both the United States Pony Club and local 4-H program.

She obtained a B.S. in Biochemistry from Ithaca College in 2011 where she helped start the IC Pre-Vet club and rode on the equestrian team. She attended University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland for veterinary school and lived in Ireland for four years.

After graduating from UCD in 2015, she started a one-year rotating equine internship at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. There, she was able to further develop her equine skills while rotating through medicine, surgery, ICU and ambulatory services.

Dr. Waring is particularly interested in ophthalmology, preventative medicine, and client education. In 2017, she completed training for equine veterinary medical acupuncture through the Curacore Integrative Medicine and Education Center.

When not working she enjoys travelling, baking, and hiking with her husband Mike. Her old Morgan is living out his retirement at her parent’s farm, and she looks forward to finding her next equine partner.

Bernie McNinch

Bernie McNinch

Office Manager, Equine Assistant

Bernie grew up in the small town of Akron, NY, spending all her free time riding horses.

Bernie started working for Early Winter Equine in 2010 and continues to enjoy learning from the doctors at the practice.

Bernie has three dogs, chickens, three horses, and three beehives. In her spare time, she loves to go walking with her dogs, camping/hunter pacing with the horses, and making mead with the honey from her hives.

Skye-Anna Nye-Smith

Skye-Anna Nye-Smith

Equine Assistant

Skye-Anna grew up in Newfield, NY and has been riding horses since she was nine.

She started working for Early Winter Equine in July 2016. Skye-Anna is currently a Penn Foster Veterinary Technician student and enjoys learning about all aspects of veterinary medicine. She particularly enjoys watching and learning about sports horse medicine and lameness.

Outside of work, Skye-Anna enjoys riding her off the track Thoroughbred mare Penny, hiking, and spending time with her dogs and husband Cole. She is always excited to see chestnut mares and off the track Thoroughbreds.

Morgan Steger

Morgan Steger

Equine Assistant

Morgan grew up in Auburn, NY and has always had a love of horses. Morgan began riding at age 7 and has been an active member of 4-H. Morgan currently works part-time for Early Winter Equine and Dickman’s Farms. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog Shelby and riding horses.

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