Technicians & Assistants

Aniko Conrad | Veterinary Technician

Aniko has been with Running ‘S’ Equine since June 2017, and some of her favorite job responsibilities include caring for the patients, assisting with in-clinic and ambulatory appointments and running anesthesia during surgery.

“I like the business of a vet hospital, it is rewarding sending a patient home that was sick or injured,” says Aniko. “It is also a plus working with horses every day!”

Aniko has two horses; a warmblood named Tecumi and a standardbred named Gal. She has two tabby cats, Mickey and Minnie, and two pit mix dogs named Gus and Crouton. During her free time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors. She likes riding her horses, hiking with her dog, going to the beach, and lying by the pool.

Kim Bishop | Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kim is a talented, experienced, and compassionate individual whose main duties are to prepare patients for procedures and surgeries. She also assists our veterinarians with appointments in the field and in the clinic. Kim is an enthusiastic team player who loves to teach the younger technicians, make everyone laugh and always make sure we get lunch!

Kim received her Associates degree in Applied Science, with a focus on Veterinary Technology from Northampton Community College. She is licensed in the State of New Jersey and has been involved in the local equine community here for over 20 years. Before joining us at Running ‘S’, Kim managed a show jumping/fox hunting barn for 8 years. Kim has been intimately involved in the Standardbred breeding and racing industry.

“I enjoy my coworkers, the clients and the patients,” Kim declares. “Everyone here is dedicated to the best interest of the horse.” Away from work, Kim loves to spend time with her family. She lives on a working farm with her partner, Greg and three kids, Anthony, Peyton and Ryan, where they produce hay and other crops. Kim and her family also raise Angus and Hereford cattle. The family has several pets including an Australian cattle dog, Zippy, a Thoroughbred gelding, Redford and a retired Standardbred mare, Dara. In her downtime, Kim loves watching football and being with her loved ones.

Carly Dickerson | Veterinary Technician

Carly joined the Running ‘S’ team in 2019. Prior experiences included working as a veterinary technician at Newton Veterinary Hospital, and a bather at A Breed Apart Grooming.

Carly is enrolled currently in the Penn Foster program to become a certified veterinary technician. She has extensive training in human nursing and horse husbandry and brings this knowledge to Running ‘S’ each day as she cares for the patients.

Carly’s daily duties include surgical nursing, assisting with procedures and appointments and caring for hospitalized patients. The favorite part of her job is surgery, assisting with ambulatory appointments and horse shows.

“Everyone here is supportive, kind and intelligent. I learn so much every day from the doctors and get to be a part of unique experiences,” says Carly.

When Carly isn’t caring for horses at work, she is with her Shih Tzu, Ramsey, her Chinchilla, Elliot or her Tennessee Waking horse, Gem. In her downtime, Carly enjoys horseback riding, skiing, crafting and going on road trips.

Sandy Saiauskie | Veterinary Technician

Sandy Saiauskie is a full-time Veterinary Technician here at Running S. Equine! She works alongside vets to provide care and treatments to horses both in the field and in the hospital/clinic. Sandy enjoys stocking trucks in the morning and assisting the vets and clients out in the field.

We are so grateful for Sandy's compassion for all animals and people. She truly helps us provide excellent care to all of our equine friends! Sandy has an Elementary Education degree and a minor in English. She joined our team on February 17, 2020 and has 7 years of experience working in the animal care field. Before coming to work at Running S. Equine, Sandy worked at the Malibu Dude Ranch for a year in 2014, where she was the Senior Wrangler and cared for 60+ horses and led horseback riding trails over 2,600 acres of land. Then she worked at the PineGrove Dude Ranch from 2015-2018 for four years. While there, she worked as the Senior Wrangler & Barn Manager and cared for about 50+ horses as well as led trails throughout 900 acres of land. Sandy also currently works at Terry's Pet Stop, where she has been their Senior Sales & Marketing Rep for the past five years.

"Everyone at Running "S" is collaborative in sharing the same vision and is dedicated to the mission of helping animals," says Sandy. "I love that I have a great degree of flexibility with my schedule and I have time to be with my horses."

Sandy has two horses of her very own, Renegade and Luna. Renegade is a 21 year old Tennessee Walker, Missouri Fox Trotter, Icelandic mix. He enjoys trail rides and ice cream! Luna is a 17 year old Paso Fino cross who enjoys endurance rides and popcorn! Sandy is a member of the New York Horse Council. Her hobbies include horseback riding, fishing, cooking, baking, watching football (Go Giants!), and playing Bingo.

Jennifer Leddy | Veterinary Technician

Full-time Veterinary Technician Jennifer Leddy joined the team in May 2020. She graduated with a BS degree in Equine Science from Centenary University as well as two minors in Biology and Business Marketing. Jennifer is incredibly hard-working and cares deeply for all of our patients. Her duties include assisting the veterinarians, performing scrub nurse duties in surgeries, and caring for horses in the clinic. Jennifer is so dedicated to her work and she helps us provide exceptional care for all of our patients.

"I enjoy working beside people who are passionate about what they do," says Jennifer. "I like constantly learning about horses through the various cases we see."

Before joining the Running 'S' Equine team, Jennifer gained 6 years of experience in the veterinary care field. During her time at Centenary University, Jennifer worked at the Centenary Equine Center for work study and a Rehab Rider from 2018-2020. She has also worked several barn jobs managing and grooming horses. Jennifer's hobbies include horse showing, USEF/USHJA. She also loves riding, hiking, and skiing.

Denise Grohn | Veterinary Technician

Denise has been a summer technician at Running ‘S’ since 2019. Denise enjoys helping the ambulatory veterinarians on the road with lameness, emergencies, dentals and routine herd health. Denise has also been a valuable asset to the team by assisting the veterinarians at horse shows on the weekends. Denise started attending the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2020 to pursue becoming an Equine Veterinarian.

Samantha Hanson | Veterinary Technician

Samantha joined the Running ‘S’ team in May of 2021. Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science with a minor in Biology from Centenary University. Prior to joining us, she worked at multiple barns grooming and managing daily barn chores and attending horse shows. As a Veterinary Technician, Samantha is responsible for assisting the veterinarians and caring for horses in the clinic. She most enjoys ambulatory appointments!

“I enjoy learning under the very knowledgeable veterinarians and being able to be a part of unique cases in the clinic,” says Samantha about working for Running ‘S’ Equine.

Samantha has a horse of her own at home, Sam, a 17-year-old Appendix Quarter Horse. She also shows horses through USEF. When at home, Samantha enjoys riding, visiting family at the shore, going to the beach and hanging out with friends.