Amelie McAndrews, DVM
Originally from Connecticut, Dr. McAndrews completed an internship at a general and referral practice in Arizona before spending five years at a general equine practice in New Jersey. During her time as a general practitioner, her interests and caseload became increasingly focused on equine dentistry. She found she could significantly improve her patient’s quality of life by addressing problems found through a comprehensive oral exam. Garden State Equine Veterinary Dentistry was founded with the goal of being able to help more horses through better oral health.
Dr. McAndrews spent years training under Dr. David Foster, a founding member of the American Veterinary Dental College - Equine Specialty who retired from private general equine dental practice in 2015. She travels frequently to train with equine veterinary dental specialists, has presented to equine veterinarians on dental disease, and teaches equine dentistry to veterinary students. She regularly attends equine dentistry continuing education meetings and wet labs.
Dr. McAndrews is one of only a handful of veterinarians completing an equine dental residency training program. She also sees cases at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.
Driven by a life-long desire to be an equine veterinarian, Dr. McAndrews attended Michigan State University, completing a bachelor’s degree in animal science before graduating with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Her extensive background in horses includes eventing, as well as managing and training horses for a thoroughbred racehorse rescue group.
Dr. McAndrews thinks it is important to be an active member of the community. Dr. McAndrews is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA), Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners (NJAEP), and American Veterinary Medical Association. She serves on the legislative committee of the NJVMA and the board of directors of the NJAEP. A graduate of the United States Pony Clubs, she enjoys teaching local pony clubbers horse management skills and horse owners about equine dentistry.