CANDICE CARDEN – VETERINARIAN
Dr. Carden was born into a cattle ranching family and raised in Afton, Wyoming. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wyoming in 2001, and completed veterinary school at Colorado State University in 2005. She worked as an intern and associate at Elgin Veterinary Hospital, a large equine referral facility in Elgin, Texas, then started her own mobile equine practice, working at various quarter horse and thoroughbred racetracks in the United States and Canada, as well as providing medical and surgical care to equine athletes of all disciplines. She is a certified acupuncture practitioner, and enjoys integrating acupuncture into treatment protocols for equine, bovine, and small animal patients.
Michelle was born and raised in Minnesota. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in business and marketing from NDSU. She and her family moved to Sheridan from Texas in 2015, and she began working at PRVHS at that time. Acting as both office manager and technician, she keeps everyone and everything organized at our hospital in Sheridan. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and riding her horses when she has a spare second!
Olivia was born and raised in Colorado & Texas. She has worked with Dr. Carden since she was 9 years old, and has gained a tremendous amount of hands-on experience during that time. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wyoming and is currently attending veterinary school at Washington State University, with plans to graduate with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2023. When she’s not at school or at work, she enjoys roping and spending time on the ranch where she lives.
Jessie grew up in Buffalo, Wyoming and graduated from Utah State University in 2010 with a bachelor degree in equine science and management. She also has a short course certification in neonatal care and foaling from Colorado State University. After college she moved to Texas and worked as a mare and foal manager at a large equine reproductive facility. Jessie is passionate about equine reproduction and her favorite time of the year is foaling and calving season! Jessie also enjoys spending time on the family’s cattle ranch and doing anything outside!
Olivo Verastegui is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, but has worked all over the United States since the early 1990’s. He was part of KC Carden’s racing team in Texas, and helped manage and condition racehorses for almost 20 years. He moved full time to Sheridan in 2019 and is our stallion manager and facility manager at Rising C Equine. His skills and experience in handling stallions and keeping our facility in top condition are second to none, and we are so grateful that he is part of our team!