Kaela Schraer, DVM

Kaela Schraer, DVM

VETERINARIAN

Educations & Trainings

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Memberships

AAEP, AVMA, CVMA

Dr. Kaela Schraer

Dr. Kaela Schraer graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 with her doctorate in veterinary medicine. After graduating, she completed an equine internship before starting as an equine general practice associate. Her special interests include wellness/preventative medicine, emergency medicine, and lameness. Dr. Schraer enjoys traveling, camping, and rock climbing. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs and five horses.

Recent Articles

Leptospirosis in Horses
Leptospirosis in Horses
What Is Leptospirosis in Horses?Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that is carried in the blood and urine of wild animals including rodents, small mammals (skunks, opossums), and even deer. Horses can become infected by coming in contact with the infected blood or urine of these animals. There are many different strains of this bacteria. The strain that is most commonly seen in horses is...
Chronic Inflammation in Horses
What Is Chronic Inflammation in Horses?Inflammation is a critical part of the body’s defenses. When there is an attack on the body through an injury or illness, inflammation creates a barrier against infection and helps to eliminate infection that has already begun. In some cases, the inflammatory system can become overly active and ultimately cause more harm than good. Autoimmune disorders,...
Encephalitis in Horses
Encephalitis in Horses
What is Encephalitis in Horses?Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. In horses, there are four main viruses that cause encephalitis: Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEE) Western Equine Encephalitis Virus (WEE) Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus (VEE) West Nile Virus (WNV) All four of these diseases are transmitted by mosquitoes–meaning any horse can be infected but unvaccinated horses...
Carrot Stretching in Horses
Carrot Stretching in Horses
What is Carrot Stretching in Horses?Horses are incredible athletes and just like humans, they perform much better when they are properly warmed up before exercising. Carrot stretching can be a great part of a horse’s warmup and cooldown routines. Carrot stretches are a form of dynamic stretching using a carrot or other high value treat to encourage a horse to move its neck through various...
How to Apply Poultice to a Horse
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Horses are incredible athletes. Just like human athletes, they can get strains, sprains, and sore muscles. Poultices are a very common part of a horse owner’s bag of tricks to help with these mild exercise-related injuries. The legs and hooves are the most common places to use poultices on horses. What Is a...
Uveitis in Horses
Uveitis in Horses
What is Uveitis in Horses?Uveitis is an inflammatory disease of the equine eye. It can result in pain and permanent changes within the eye including corneal ulcers, glaucoma, cataracts and even blindness. Uveitis can be a one-time incident or it can become a chronic issue called Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU). It is a fairly common disease occurring in as many as 1 in 10 horses. Symptoms of...