Dr. Bridget Heilsberg is the past-president of Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, with a focus on reproduction and genetics, at Cornell University in January 2003. Shortly after, she enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve and moved to California. In 2006, Bridget was activated with the Navy in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Heilsberg moved to Phoenix, Arizona upon returning home, and worked as a veterinary technician at Animal Medical and Surgical Center of Scottsdale as well as teaching at Kaplan College in the Veterinary Technician and Respiratory Technician programs. She moved to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2009 for veterinary school and is incredibly proud of her time spent as a Colorado State University Ram. After graduation, she completed an internship at JEH Equine Reproduction Services and Hospital, and was welcomed on as an associate once the internship concluded. In May 2016, Dr. Bridget left JEH Equine to start her own ambulatory practice in the North Texas and Texoma area. She continues her focus on overall wellness, therapeutic nutrition, and preventive sports medicine. She is incredibly grateful for the support of the community, and hopes to continue to give back to the local area by hosting client education seminars and continuing her work with NCTC’s Equine Program.