Dr. Charley McColough is originally from Connecticut and completed his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a double major in Biology and Spanish. Upon graduation, Dr. McColough obtained a certification in Phlebotomy and worked as a Biomedical Research Technician for Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. In this position, he performed hematology and oncology research assays, blood and bone marrow processing, separation, analysis, and cryopreservation, and analyzed cells for DNA extraction.
Dr. McColough gained experience as a veterinary technician for a small animal hospital in New York City, and then decided to pursue a doctorate in veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College of London in the United Kingdom. Throughout his studies, he completed several research projects, including the investigation of early loss of pregnancy in thoroughbred mares, and the culture, fluorescent microscopy, and flow cytometric analysis of primary equine trophoblast cells.
Upon graduation, Dr. McColough joined the veterinary team of Palm Beach Equine Clinic and obtained his certification as an FEI (International Equestrian Federation) Permitted Treating Veterinarian. He is most interested in pursuing equine sports medicine and often takes a lead role managing cases in the hospital. Outside his veterinary duties, Dr. McColough spends his time with his wife Ashley and their son Max.