Our Veterinarians

Dana Marsh, DVM, CVA

Dana Marsh, DVM, CVA was born and raised in Lincoln Park, just minutes away from downtown Chicago.  She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May, 2006 with high honors. Upon graduation, she pursued a one year Internship at Chicago Equine and joined the practice as an Associate in 2007.  She became an owner in 2013.  Dr. Marsh completed the equine acupuncture course at the Chi Institute in 2009. Since becoming certified in veterinary acupuncture, she has integrated acupuncture and TCVM along with traditional western medicine into her equine practice.  Dr. Marsh is currently participating in the educational modules for the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology  (ISELP) to continue to expand her knowledge and skills in diagnostic ultrasound, radiography, and musculoskeletal disorders/conditions.

Dr. Marsh aspired to be a veterinarian at a young age, assisting in her mothers cattery with the kittens and helping  care for the family horses.  She is passionate about veterinary medicine and relishes being able to assist her patients in achieving their maximum potential,  in the show ring, on the trail,  or simply living out their lives in optimal health and comfort.  Her areas of special interest include sports medicine/rehabilitative therapy, alternative medicine and internal medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Marsh enjoys riding her horse, reading, gardening, and bike riding on one of the many trails by her home with her family.  She and Jake share their home with her young stepdaughter, two Russian Blue cats, a peg-legged cat named Chloe and an Australian Shepard (who happens to favor brick cheese as a mid-day snack).

Chris Downs, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Chris Downs earned his DVM at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. In 2004 he completed an Equine Surgical Internship at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee in Lexington, Ky. Dr. Downs joined Chicago Equine in 2005 as an associate where he gained experience in Sports Medicine before returning to University to become a surgeon.

Dr. Downs completed a 3 year Equine Surgery Residency at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University in July of 2009. He became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 2010. He has spoken at conferences on topics such as current wound therapies, suspensory ligament lameness and the repair of rib fractures in neonatal foals and published scientific articles on the topics of surgical transfixation, casting in the horse and surgical repair of rib fractures in neonatal foals.
He has a dual interest in equine sports medicine and all types of surgical conditions in the horse including emergency and elective surgery. 

In his spare time Dr. Downs enjoys spending time with his family and young sons.

Coralie Morauw, DVM

Coralie Morauw, DVM was born in France and moved to Illinois as a child. She attended University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her DVM in May 2016. Dr. Morauw gained experience at Chicago Equine through her yearlong internship and joined the practice as an associate in 2017. Her clinical interests include sports medicine and lameness, advanced imaging, and rehabilitation therapies. Dr. Morauw received her certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT) from The Healing Oasis Wellness Center and utilizes this treatment in conjunction with traditional medicine. She finds value in taking the team approach with everyone involved in a horse’s care in order to help the horse reach their full potential. Dr. Morauw enjoys working with every type of horse – from show ring to pasture pet – and has a soft spot for ponies. In the future, she is interested in continuing her work as an FEI veterinarian and would like to attend additional educational modules for International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP).

Dr. Morauw grew up in an equine-centric family, riding horses, helping at her family’s barn, and competing in 3-Day Eventing. She continues to ride and assist with grooming at 3-Day Events. Away from horses, Dr. Morauw likes to spend time with her husband, travel abroad, and participate in obstacle races and half marathons.

Christine Tuma, DVM

Christine Tuma, DVM graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 after completing her clinical rotations at Michigan State and an Externship at Rood and Riddle Hospital in KY. Following graduation, Dr. Tuma moved to the Finger Lakes region of western upstate New York and worked several seasons at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack as a racetrack practitioner. While there, her focus was mainly on lameness, sport horse medicine, and upper airway endoscopy. After leaving the racetrack, Dr. Tuma started her own successful solo ambulatory practice where the focus was on general and preventative medicine, reproduction and mare and foal care.

Dr. Tuma now divides her time at Chicago Equine, while also working as a Racing Official/Regulatory Veterinarian at both Arlington Park and Hawthorne Racecourse.

Her professional interests include (but are not limited to): reproduction, mare and foal care, preventative medicine and equine nutrition. Dr. Tuma is a member of AAEP and AVMA and is also Certified in Equine Massage.

When she’s not hard at work, Dr. Tuma enjoys time spent outdoors and with her family which also includes 3 cats, 2 dogs, a horse and a donkey.