James Zeliff, DVM
Dr. Jim Zeliff grew up in northern New Hampshire where his interests were skiing and trail riding. He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1983 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. After graduation he completed an internship with Dr. William Reed at Belmont Racetrack in New York. He came to western Pennsylvania to join Fox Run Equine Center in 1989. He founded Allegheny Equine in 1992. His primary interests are equine reproduction, sports medicine, lameness diagnosis and practice management. Jim and his wife Tammy have a son, Dustin attending Virginia Commonwealth University, and two daughters, Ali attending Purdue University and Haley attending the University of Maryland.
Nadine Salomon, VMD
Dr. Nadine Salomon, VMD joined Allegheny Equine Associates in May, 2011. Dr. Salomon grew up in Armstrong County and completed her Animal Bioscience Degree at Pennsylvania State University. She then went on to earn her Veterinary Medical Degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. After vet school, she headed out to Minneapolis, Minnesota to complete a 1 year internship at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services, a full service equine practice and referral center, where she was exposed to all aspects of equine veterinary medicine. Dr. Salomon was then employed by Anoka Equine for 4 years as an associate ambulatory veterinarian and the head of their anesthesia services. During that time, Dr. Salomon developed her interests in internal medicine, lameness and dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, cooking, hiking, photography, and riding her horse.
Dara Brown, VMD, CVA
Dr. Dara Brown joined Allegheny Equine in 2013. After completing a 5 month course through Options for Animals in 2014, Dr. Brown became certified in equine chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She also attended the Chi Institute and became certified in equine veterinary acupuncture in 2014. Dr. Brown is originally from western New York, where she grew up riding and showing Arabian horses at both the local and regional level. She was active in the local horse community and was a 4-H club leader for several years. Dr. Brown received her Bachelor’s degree in genetics from the University of Rochester in 2006, followed by a Master’s degree in molecular biology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. Trading in her microscope for a stethoscope, Dr. Brown attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Virginia. In her free time, Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, cheering on the Steelers and riding her horse Jordan.
Alexis Baney, DVM
Dr. Baney joined Allegheny Equine in May 2015. Dr. Baney grew up in central Pennsylvania and was introduced to horses by her grandfather who had her riding well before she was able to walk. She grew up riding English, with a passion for jumping, competing extensively with the local 4-H program and local show circuit. Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Baney worked as a veterinary assistant at a small animal clinic and worked with a local rescue organization, Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, fostering and rehabilitating dogs in preparation for adoption. Dr. Baney received her veterinary degree from Ross University and completed her clinical year at Oklahoma State. After veterinary school, she traveled to Florida to complete a 1 year internship at Brandon Equine Medical Center, a full service equine practice and referral center. Dr. Baney’s primary equine veterinary interests are ambulatory/preventative medicine, dentistry and reproduction. Dr. Baney was also fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua (through Christian Veterinary Missions) during her time at Ross University, in order to provide veterinary care to rural farming communities. In her spare time, Dr. Baney enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, acrylic painting and riding her horse Prince, a retired Thoroughbred race horse.
Margaret Bojko, DVM
Dr. Margaret Bojko joined Allegheny Equine in June 2016 as the 2016-2017 intern but stayed on to join our team as an associate veterinarian. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, IL, she started riding Saddlebreds at a young age before transitioning to the stock horse world of barrel racing and working cows. Dr. Bojko attended the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL for her undergraduate studies, where she earned her Bachelor of Sciences in Animal Science, and was a member and coach of the western equestrian team. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. During her stay at the University of Illinois she devoted much of her time to local animal rescues by fostering dogs and rehabilitating and training horses. Dr. Bojko enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with her main interests being reproduction, preventative medicine, and internal medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and going for a nice trail ride on her Paint Horses Ziggy and Star.