Dr. McCracken attended Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1999. She completed a rotating internship at Hagyard and then continued on as Field Care Associate.She was trained in veterinary acupuncture through IVAS in 2006. She actively purses the advancement of equine field care through various research projects, primarily focused on Rhodococcus equi in foals. She has published papers, book chapters and given lectures on the topic. She has also been an active voice for general foal field care. Her interests are in field medicine, herd health, broodmare management, neonatal care, medical ultrasonography, and field emergency and critical care.