Mariah Pearson, DVM, M.Ag.
Second-year Theriogenology Resident
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Dr. Mariah Pearson is a second-year resident in the Section of Theriogenology in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS) at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS). She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Agriculture at Auburn University. She then went to Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Dr. Pearson was raised in Kentucky, which guided her toward a career in the equine industry. Early in life, she boarded her horses at a Quarter Horse breeding and training facility. It was the experiences at that facility that encouraged her to begin a career in equine reproduction. While she attended Auburn University, Dr. Pearson worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Reproduction Center. During this time, she assisted in daily reproductive services and was a research assistant on various research projects. After being accepted to veterinary school, Dr. Pearson was eager to pursue research further. She accepted a position as a research assistant at Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Kentucky. This position allowed Dr. Pearson to spend two summers performing research looking at the expression of ERα, ERβ, and COX-1 in the uterine and carotid artery of pregnant mares and comparing the remodeling of the uterine and carotid artery throughout late gestation.
After veterinary school, Dr. Pearson completed a rotating internship at Park Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She began her residency at Texas A&M in July of 2019. Her current research is focused on evaluating semen processing techniques for urospermic ejaculates. Her research interests are related to mare and stallion fertility, with emphasis on improvement of techniques for stallion semen processing, and advanced reproductive techniques.