Margret Lenfest, VMD, CVA grew up outside Philadelphia and was heavily involved in the equestrian sport show jumping. This is where her love of sports medicine began as she learned to keep her own horses fit and happy during their competition careers and into retirement. Margret attended Swarthmore College and received a degree in Biology prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania for vet school. She then completed a rotating internship in southern Florida at the Coral Springs Animal Hospital before moving to Ithaca NY for a residency in canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Cornell University.
For additional work with exceptional canine athletes, Margret volunteered as a race veterinarian for the 2020 and 2021 Yukon Quest sled dog race in the Alaskan interior and published two papers from the data collected during those races. Margret also served on the official show veterinary team at Westminster Dog Show from 2021 – 2023 and was part of the show veterinary team at the Wine Country dog show series in 2021 and 2022.
Margret’s clinical interests include regenerative medicine such as using mesenchymal stem cells and platelet rich plasma to improve healing of various injuries and managing chronic arthritis. She also has a strong interest in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosing injuries and monitoring progress. In her spare time Margret enjoys hiking with her Australian Shepherd Zara, cooking, and reading.