Dr. Megan Poad grew up in Bel Air, Maryland, where she enjoyed participating in the 4-H Dog Club and horseback riding as often as possible. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware and her Master of Science degree from Cornell University, where she worked primarily with dairy cows.
Megan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She stayed at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery and a three-year residency in Cardiology, which she completed during the summer of 2019 before joining the MVA team. During her residency, Megan received the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Class of 2019 Resident Teaching Award. She became board certified in cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2019.
Megan is passionate about all aspects of veterinary cardiology, however her particular interests include heart failure therapy, degenerative valve disease, congenital heart diseases, arrhythmias, and interventional cardiac procedures. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach/traveling, hiking, reading, horseback riding, and Irish step dancing.