Our Veterinarians

Dr. Lindsey A. Smogor, DVM

Dr. Lindsey Smogor was raised just west of Las Vegas, NV. Prior to veterinary school, she managed her family’s horseback riding stables and arena.
Dr. Lindsey received a Bachelor of Science from the+ University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV) in Pre-Professional Biology with a minor in Psychology and Chemistry in 2008 prior to entering veterinary school. She attended her first year of Vet School in the Caribbean at Ross University. She transferred into Oklahoma State University (OSU) during her second year of veterinary school and graduated in 2013.
Dr. Lindsey elected to complete an internship at Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Centre in Gilbert.
Dr. Lindsey has a special interest in Podiatry and Lameness. She attended farrier school in 2011 at Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School and started a horseshoeing business while obtaining her DVM at OSU. Dr. Lindsey has attended many seminars/ labs hosted by well-known farriers/equine podiatrists and obtained continuing education on equine podiatry. She recently completed 240 hours in animal chiropractic education and passed the AVCA exam becoming certified in animal chiropractic.
In 2014 Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Karla Lombana created Jackpot Equine, a 24 hour mobile equine veterinary service in the Tucson area.
The practice has since expanded to include a equine hospital, small animal clinic and dog/cat boarding facility in NW Tucson, renaming the practice Jackpot Veterinary Center.
Dr. Lindsey enjoys Tucson with her husband (Matt) and daughter (Madelynn). They have mixed breed dogs (Joker and Comiskey), Horses (Snickers and Sally), and Mini Donkey (Little John).
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Dr. Lauren C. Thomas, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Lauren Thomas is a Tucson native, growing up in the Marana area, and was exposed to a large variety of animals from a young age. At first mostly growing up with the various cats and dogs, she joined a local 4-H club and started raising, breeding and showing rabbits, which led to goats and then eventually horses. After graduating from Marana High School, Dr. Thomas attended the University of Arizona – Go Cats!!, and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology. She was fortunate to get accepted and to attend Colorado State University and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.
Dr. Thomas relocated to Flagstaff, AZ and started in a mixed animal practice where she could continue to see the wide variety of animals that she loves. After 2 years in the cold northern country, she decided it was time to move back home to the desert she loves. Not finding a compatible mixed animal practice in Tucson, Dr. Thomas entered into a small animal practice serving cats, dogs and ferrets. She has been practicing small animal medicine for the past 7 years and is very passionate about providing the best care to all her patients.
Dr. Thomas is also a Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist and loves to combine the arts of alternative medicine with traditional western medicine to help the whole patient. She became certified through the CSU acupuncture program in 2008 and has been practicing this form of Traditional Chinese Medicine with great success.
Currently Dr. Thomas is pursuing becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. The requirements for certification require extensive research and a write up of two medical cases demonstrating specialist level skills and knowledge, as well as complete a rigorous examination to test such knowledge. She is embarking on this journey to show her dedication to excellence in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Thomas enjoys all parts of veterinary medicine, including internal medicine, surgery, dental surgery and radiology, wellness and preventive medicine and more.
Dr. Thomas is very excited about the opportunity to be part of Jackpot Veterinary Center; focusing on patient care and close relationships with their owners.
Outside of work Dr. Thomas is very busy with a wonderful loving husband, 3 great kids, 5 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses and a box turtle. Even with all that she can still find time to read a great novel or get in a desert hike or trail ride.

Dr. Callie Hoover, DVM

Dr. Callie Hoover was born and raised in Arizona. She grew up in a family of hunters which led to her passion for animal anatomy. She decided to pursue veterinary medicine as a result and acquired her bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Arizona. She then went to Washington State University and completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
Throughout undergrad, Dr. Callie worked as a technician for Jackpot Equine. She is ecstatic to be returning to the Jackpot family and Tucson community.
Dr. Callie enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine which is likely why her areas of interest include both equine and small animal medicine, with a special interest in emergency and internal medicine.
In her spare time, she enjoys baking, horseback riding, drawing, and trading stocks. Dr. Callie also enjoys spending time with her Border Collie mix, Owen. You can find them enjoying the variety of outdoor activities that Arizona has to offer.

Dr. Autum Busarow-Kosco, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Autum Busarow-Kosco is a native of Tucson and completed her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Science at the University of Arizona. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts for her pre-clinical training and then completed her clinical training at the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, she completed an internship at Southwest Equine Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ, and has continued to serve there as an associate veterinarian specializing in equine medicine.
Dr. Kosco enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine including internal medicine, animal welfare, anesthesia / pain management, nutrition, and preventive care. She has extensive training in acupuncture for large and small animals from the Chi Institute in Florida and enjoys customizing conventional and integrative wellness programs for each of her patients to promote healthy and balanced animals.
Dr. Kosco has spent most of her life around horses and couldn’t imagine any other profession than to be working with them as a veterinarian. She also has a passion for traveling and has been on multiple overseas trips to provide teaching and veterinary care to animals around the world. She is always looking for the next adventure to pursue.
Dr. Kosco recently returned to Tucson with her husband (Keir), her newborn son River, and a small zoo of animals (dogs, cats, horses and chickens). She is excited to be part of the team at Jackpot Veterinary center.

Ashley Kramer, DVM

Dr. Ashley Kramer was born and raised in Southern California. She then moved to Indiana where she attended Earlham College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Both during and following college, she volunteered with multiple wildlife centers as well as worked as a veterinary assistant at a small animal clinic in Indiana before applying to veterinary school. Dr. Kramer received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuft University in Massachusetts in 2017.
Following veterinary school, Dr. Kramer elected to pursue a year long small animal rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico followed by a year long internship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic in North Grafton, Massachusetts.
Dr. Kramer enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but is particularly interested in surgery, nutrition, wildlife and exotic companion animal medicine, and preventive medicine. She has spent the years following her internships working a combination of wildlife rehabilitation and small animal medicine as well as doing some shelter and rescue work.
Dr. Kramer moved to Tucson in 2020 and has been enjoying exploring all the area has to offer with her partner, Matt. When not caring for others’ pets, she is busy tending to her small zoo which includes a dog, three cats, a rabbit and two snakes. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, rock climbing, drawing, and hiking. She is excited to be a part of the Jackpot team and feels lucky to be working with such a kind and talented group of individuals.

Dr. Brandee Baker, DVM

Dr. Brandee Baker was raised on the western slope of Colorado. Growing up on a small farm with horses, cows, sheep, chickens and dogs, her love for farm animals inspired her to become a veterinarian. At 8 years old, she was spending a day helping her family work cattle when the veterinarian told her to glove up and pregnancy check a cow. Since then, she knew she’d be a veterinarian for large animals. She participated in 4-H and gymkhanas, and still enjoys riding her mare Patches.

Dr. Baker graduated from Colorado State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. During college she was fortunate enough to intern at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky for 6 months where her interest in equine medicine continued to grow. She graduated from Midwestern University veterinary school with honors in 2021.

Dr. Brandee enjoys equine lameness and sports medicine, dentistry, preventative care, and ruminant medicine.

She loves the wide variety of equine disciplines in Tucson, and is especially excited to join the Jackpot crew!