Meet the Team

Dr. Lisa Casinella
Lisa CasinellaDr. Lisa Casinella grew up in Jamesville, NY. She is a 1996 graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. From 1996-2010 she practiced in central Virginia. In 2010 she joined Peak Performance Equine Services, working alongside Dr. Christiana Ober in Ocala, FL as an ambulatory practitioner specializing in the performance horse.  She has developed a comprehensive background in both the sport horse and race horse industries; Dr. Casinella is actively involved with Thoroughbred sales throughout the east coast. Over the years, she has served as the Official USEF Team Veterinarian for the U.S. Show Jumping, Driving and Vaulting Teams. Lisa also added complementary medicine to her portfolio, utilizing equine acupuncture. Dr. Casinella is based year round in Ocala. She and her husband Randy, are immersed in the Thoroughbred racing industry  and spend much of their time with their horses and dog Dottie.

 

Dr. Jill Copenhagen
Jill Copenhagen
Dr. Jill Copenhagen grew up in Saratoga, CA. She was an active member of her local Pony Club, eventually attaining the rating of H-A. While volunteering for her veterinarian, she discovered her passion for not only riding, but also helping horses. Jill completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego, where she majored in biology. She then attended vet school at the University of California, Davis, from where she graduated in 2010. Looking to explore a new part of the country, she completed an internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala in Ocala, FL, further developing an interest in lameness and sports medicine. Upon finishing the internship, she was offered the opportunity to spend a year as a veterinary assistant to Dr. Christiana Ober, refining her skills in lameness evaluations, imaging, pre-purchase examinations and managing the competition horse. Jill has since stayed on as an associate and has had the opportunity to represent Peak Performance at national and international competitions including Rolex, Bromont, Fair Hill, Boekelo in 2012. She has also attended the Options For Animals College of Animal Chiropractic, where she became certified by the IVCA. Jill is now proud to offer chiropractic evaluations and adjustments as an integrative therapy for the equine athletes of the practice. During her time working with Dr. Ober, she has also served in an assistant veterinary capacity to the Canadian National Team. Dr. Copenhagen spends half her year in Middleburg, VA and the other half of the year in Ocala, FL. She also services Aiken, SC intermittently throughout the winter. In her spare time, Jill enjoys playing volleyball and other outdoor sports and spending time with friends.

 

 

Dr. Caitlin ManringCaitlin Manring
Dr. Caitlin Manring grew up in San Diego, CA riding on the local Hunter/Jumper circuit. Wanting to pursue a career in the horse industry, Caitlin obtained her undergraduate degree in animal science with a minor in equine science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Working at local veterinary clinics, thoroughbred breeding farms and yearling sales, she solidified her interest in equine veterinary medicine, specifically with performance horses. Dr. Manring graduated from The Ohio State Veterinary School in 2014 and then went abroad where she completed a rotating internship at Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney, Australia. Learning from specialists at a referral level track practice and surgical center, she quickly developed an interest in lameness and sports medicine. When Caitlin returned to the states she went on to complete a second internship at California Equine Orthopedics, where she focused on advanced imaging such as MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, and ultrasound. Dr. Manring joined the Peak Performance team in July of 2016 and will spend the summer in Middleburg, VA and the winter in Ocala, FL, as well as traveling to various events in surrounding areas. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys being outdoors, boating and off-road racing with her family.