Mika Fredrickson



Mika was born on the East Coast but spent the majority of her childhood in Redwood City, California. She started riding when she was 10 years old and actively competed in 3-Day-Eventing throughout high school and college. Brego, her event horse, is now 23 and is enjoying a more leisurely life of trail riding and treat sampling.

She received her BS in Animal Science and Management at UC Davis, where she worked as a Barn Supervisor at the UC Davis Equestrian Center. Following graduation, Mika worked as a surgery technician at a small animal specialty hospital in Sacramento.

Mika obtained her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences, where she cultivated her passion for horses by serving as the club president of the student chapter of the AAEP as well as the student representative for Platinum Performance. She was awarded a research grant to study equine hindlimb hoof biomechanics in 2018. Following graduation from veterinary school, Mika completed a year-long hospital internship and a six-month ambulatory fellowship at Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics.

Her professional interests include preventative medicine, ambulatory practice, and internal medicine, as well as participating in outreach programs that provide low-cost veterinary services in rural areas. She also plans to pursue further training in equine acupuncture and chiropractic work in the future.

In her time off, Mika enjoys riding, traveling, being outdoors, playing video games, and spending time with her husband, Jake, and their menagerie of animals.