Dr. Marilyn Connor is originally from the just north of Dallas, Texas, and completed her undergraduate education at Texas A&M University. She graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science with minors in Chemistry and Business. In 2014, Dr. Connor returned to Texas A&M University to complete her veterinary education at their College of Veterinary Medicine.
Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Connor worked in finance and served with multiple charitable organizations. She resided for several years in New York City where she worked as an analyst and junior stock trader at a boutique hedge fund investment firm that specialized in statistical quantitative arbitrage strategies. She has severed on the board of directors of numerous charities and eventually established and served as the executive director for a not-for-profit animal rescue organization, Flower Mound Furry Friends. Dr. Connor is a PATH certified therapeutic riding instructor and has taught children and adults with a variety of cognitive, emotional and physical disabilities.
Dr. Connor has a broad interest in veterinary medicine. She enjoys equine sports medicine, nutrition, lameness, soft tissue surgeries, wound management, and alternative medicine. Dr. Connor is certified in veterinary chiropractic through the Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic as well as the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Her goals include becoming certified with the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathologists and completing a certification in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute.
She enjoys blending her business background with her veterinary career and assisting with practice management operations at Palm Beach Equine Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Connor is passionate about giving back to the community and mentoring future generations of equestrians and aspiring veterinarians. She is an integral part of the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center and a Veterinary Ambassador for Horses Healing Hearts. In her spare time, she mentors students in high school, college, and veterinary school who are interested in a career in veterinary medicine.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Connor enjoys riding horses, traveling, hiking, biking, and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys being outside in nature and has enjoyed exploring the beautiful beaches of Florida. She is a passionate horsewoman and has ridden horses since a child. She has trained and competed in Western, Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage, and Endurance racing. Since coming to Wellington, she has started to learn to play polo.