Martha Scharf is an equine ambulatory veterinarian at MU Equine Clinic, providing routine and emergency veterinary care to the horses of mid-Missouri. She grew up in St. Louis, riding and training hunter/jumpers. Since she moved to Columbia, MO for college, she has continued to ride recreationally, with a mix of jumping, eventing, and trail riding. She also serves as a faculty advisor for the vet school’s mascot mules, Tim and Terry, who have taught her the basics of driving and the intricacies of mules.
She graduated from the Mizzou Vet School in 2008 and completed a rotating equine internship during the following year. Since then, she has been working as one of the equine ambulatory veterinarians and clinical instructors. In 2017, she achieved certification as a specialist in equine practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Following completion of a veterinary chiropractic course and certification by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 2018, she is now working to provide alternative diagnostic and treatment options for equine and small animal patients at the MU Veterinary Health Center.