The Equine Fertility Institute

Our Team

Sabrina L. Jacobs, DVM

Sabrina L. Jacobs, DVM

Head of Reproductive Medicine, Founder

Dr. Sabrina Jacobs is the owner and founder of the Equine Fertility Institute, Performance Equine Vets, and Performance Vet Supply.  A Texas native, she graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Dr. Jacobs has a particular interest in advanced reproductive techniques. She has performed thousands of oocyte recoveries and embryo transfers. Dr. Jacobs is proficient at performing the most complicated embryological procedures, such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Embryo Biopsy for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Embryo Vitrification (Embryo Freezing). Tasked with leading the team, she is passionate about optimizing every detail of the process to ensure the best possible results. Dr. Jacobs is held in high regard by colleagues and clients alike for her advanced skills, leadership and deeply caring attitude.

In her free time, Sabrina enjoys tinkering in her ever growing garden and spending time with her husband Clay and daughter Ansley. 

 

Cassandra R. Cromer, DVM

Cassandra R. Cromer, DVM

Director of Clinical Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Cromer graduated from Cornell University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Formerly with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, she headed south to Aiken and became an integral part of our team at the Equine Fertility Institute. Dr. Cromer is passionate about advanced reproduction with a focus on infertility in the mare, transvaginal oocyte aspiration and neonatal medicine. She is uniquely skilled in her technical aspects of Veterinary Medicine and is proud of the work she does at the Equine Fertility Institute, where we feel all patients should be treated like family. Dr. Cromer truly embodies this philosophy and treats her patients with empathy, sensitivity, and warmth which has been noted by so many of our clients. Among her other talents, Dr. Cromer has authored numerous research articles relating to equine reproduction and infertility in the mare. 

When she is not taking care of her patients, Casey enjoys riding her two Thoroughbred geldings, Manny and Shark and hanging out with her pack of dogs and cats and of course spending quality time with Bryce! 

Marcella Dragolich

Marcella Dragolich

Equine Embryologist

Ms. Dragolich joined the team at the Equine Fertility Institute, after her education at The Ohio State University. Her particular interest is in Equine Embryology, she is trained in advanced micro-manipulation techniques for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Embryo Biopsy, and Embryo Vitrification. When not in the lab, Ms. Dragolich derives some of her greatest joy from delivering new foals! She possess compassion, dedication, and a strong work ethic. Ms. Dragolich has been an avid horse lover from a very young age, and plays a vital role in our operation by coordinating all reproductive procedures, including new patient check in, oocyte harvest procedures, ICSI mare management as well as embryo flushes. She also jointly manages our extensive recipient herd with Emily Jones. 

Marcella enjoys gardening, camping, and running “really long” marathons with her dog Lucy.

 

Emily Jones, M.S.                          Equine Reproduction

Emily Jones, M.S. Equine Reproduction

Stallion Manager, Director of Client Services

Ms. Jones is Clemson graduate with her bachelors degree in Equine Business. During her stay at Clemson, Ms. Jones interned with us for two summers. After graduating from Clemson, Emily accepted a position at Kansas State University where she obtained her Master’s in Equine Reproductive Physiology. After leaving Kansas, she headed out west to manage a privately owned breeding and foaling operation. Ms. Jones is excited to join us here at the Equine Fertility Institute! She brings to us extensive training in stallion management and semen preparation. Her combination of medical knowledge and professional experience has proven especially useful to our clients and patients. A warm and compassionate multi-tasker, she works to ensure each and every client and patient receive unparalleled communication and care. Ms. Jones tackles each of her numerous duties with passion, relishing the opportunity to educate clients throughout the process.  On top of everything else, Ms. Jones also assists in management of the recipient mare herd with Ms. Dragolich. 

Emily enjoys spending time relaxing at the beach and taking her dog for long hikes. She loves to cook and consistently bakes yummy treats! Although Emily has been a western girl most of her life, she has recently begun training in dressage. 

 

Jose Zambrano

Jose Zambrano

Stallion Handler, Senior Veterinary Assistant

 

Born in Michoacan, Mexico, Jose began his career in the United States in 1991. His addiction to horses began at the racetrack Delaware Park, where he began as a groom and was promoted to the title of Assistant Trainer. After spending 15 years working at Delaware Park, Jose relocated to Aiken with his family. Jose joined the Equine Fertility Institute in 2014. He naturally became the head stallion handler with his gentle nature and calming personality, he is truly an asset to our operation.

Jose is the proud father of three wonderful children, Pepe, Heidi, and Omar. He is expecting his first granddaughter this spring. Jose enjoys managing his elaborate garden and spending time riding his horses while he is away from the hospital.

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