Animal Medical Team
Corey Orava, DVM
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Corey Orava is in charge of all scientific affairs at Enso Discoveries. His ability to design, develop and validate new products for the veterinary industry is second to none. Dr. Orava is also a sought-after regenerative medicine speaker both nationally and internationally. He has lectured to both human and veterinarian audiences in Beijing, Bangkok and most recently the 47th Annual Conference of Orthopedic Surgeons Society in Tirupati, India.
A leader in veterinary regenerative medicine.
Dr. Orava received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with honors from the Ontario Veterinary College. He then furthered his education with an intensive year-long internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island.
First introduced to stem cell treatment and regenerative medicine in the early 2000s, Dr. Orava was so impressed and inspired by the transformative therapy that he left his position as an equine veterinarian at a progressive sports horse practice to pursue full-time work with a California-based company that focused on regenerative medicine for animals.
In 2015, Dr. Orava joined a start-up company based in Manhattan, Kansas, that focused on developing innovative regenerative medicine products for the veterinary field. That company has evolved into Enso Discoveries.
In addition to developing and validating medical products and devices for both the human and veterinary fields, Dr. Orava also chairs the Kansas Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Symposium, the first veterinary conference in the Midwest focused on regenerative medicine.
Charan Ganta, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Enso Discoveries Advisor
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Hongwang Wang, PhD
10 Years’ Experience In Nanoparticle Synthesis
Dr. Wang received his doctorate degree in organic chemistry in 2009 from Kansas State University. He then worked as a research fellow focused on developing nanosensors for early cancer diagnosis, and multifunctional nanocarriers for targeting delivery of drugs to cancer.
Doctor of Organic Chemistry
Dr. Wang has 10 years’ experience in nanoparticle synthesis, peptide synthesis, and anticancer drug formulation on nanocarriers. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles. He has also published two book chapters, and edited a book. Dr. Wang is an inventor on 3 US patents, with 7 patents pending. He is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, and a member of The American Chemical Society.
Gary Anderson, DVM, PhD, MS
Dr. Anderson has served as a professor of diagnostic medicine/pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University since 2005, and is now the Director of the International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute at the university’s Olathe campue. He brings a wealth of industry and academic experience to Enso Discoveries Animal Medical Team.
Director of the International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute at KSU
Prior to joining Kansas State University in 2005, Anderson served on the University of Nebraska’s faculty and later worked in the private sector, during which he co-founded the startup company ImmTech Biologics LLC. It was later acquired by Novartis Animal Health Inc., a company that specializes in diagnostics, clinical research and autogenous vaccine development for cattle and swine.
In 2013, Anderson received the prestigious E.P. Pope Award from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The award recognizes members who have made noteworthy contributions to the association and have advanced the use and recognition of veterinary diagnostic medicine. He also received the KSU Distinguished Service Award from the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association in 2008 and the KSU Entrepreneurial Award in 2009.
Anderson earned his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from South Dakota State University in 1975, his doctor of veterinary medicine and his master’s degree in veterinary pathology from Kansas State University in 1979, and his doctorate in comparative pathology with a minor in immunopathology/immunovirology from the University of California, Davis, in 1983.
Thomas Schwartz, DVM
20 years of experience in both mixed and small animal practice
Dr. Schwartz brings more than 20 years of experience in both mixed and small animal practice working with dairy and beef cattle, swine, horses and companion animals. He was president of the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association and founded one of the first and most successful franchised Banfield Pet Hospital locations in the nation.
Former Director of the Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center
A longtime veterinarian with administrative experience in running a full-service veterinary hospital, Thomas Schwartz, DVM, took the position of Director of Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center in 2017. The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University provides routine, specialty and emergency care to patients across the Midwest. With more than 50 veterinarians, the center provides access to 14 board-certified specialties in small, exotic and large animal fields.
Schwartz received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University and also has degrees in economics and political science from the University of Michigan. Before starting his veterinary career, he worked in finance and commercial banking but eventually went on to found and operate one of the first and most successful franchised Banfield Pet Hospital locations in the nation in Brentwood, Missouri.
Schwartz brings more than 20 years of experience in both mixed and small animal practice working with dairy and beef cattle, swine, horses and companion animals. He was president of the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association and served as the continuing education chairman.
“Veterinarians believe that caring for animals is the noblest profession,” Schwartz said. “We promote selflessness, compassion, hope, wisdom, cooperation, trust and a sense of the greater good. I am privileged to be joining a group so dedicated to providing the best training for their students, the best care for their patients and who continually embark on paths towards new discoveries that will benefit all.”
Executive and Management Team
Patrick Farley has always been a visionary. As President of Enso Discoveries, Pat has used his extensive business experience and passion for the veterinary industry to create this amazing company.
CEO and Visionary
Drawing on his experience working with world class companies including Abbott Laboratories (ABT:NYSE) and IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX:NASDQ), he has created a company culture that will always challenge the industry’s status quo. He believes that challenging his team to push scientific limits, without fear of failure, will help rapidly advance the science and ability to deliver the next generation of innovative new products and services.
Having spent three very successful years overseas, learning international business as a European Director for IDEXX Laboratories, Pat also has a passion to continue to create worldwide customers, such as we have recently done in China and India.
Patrick has been involved in the world of regenerative medicine for several years. He was Vice President of marketing and sales for a well-established company on the veterinary side and was President and co-founder of a human regenerative medicine clinic which is one of the largest and most successful standalone stem cell clinics in the world today.
As the Operations Manager of Enso Discoveries, Drew oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations. His job involves liaising with customers, marketing, negotiating with suppliers and helping support the scientific team when needed. He has developed outstanding relationships with our customers, ensuring they receive the best service and support possible. It is not uncommon to witness Drew working many late hours ensuring all aspects of the company are being attended to.
Helping Veterinarians Grow Their Business
Born and raised in Sterling, Illinois, Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and Biology with an emphasis in Agricultural Engineering Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His passion to use his biology degree has compelled him to a rapid understanding of the advantages of regenerative medicine.
Giving back to the community and improving the lives of others has always been a core tenet of Drew’s outlook on life. He is excited to be a part of the realization of Enso Discoveries mission to accomplish just that.
Senior Laboratory Medical Technician
After receiving his associate’s degree in Advanced Biotechnology from Manhattan Area Technical College, Andrew joined the Enso team. Under training from Dr. Ganta and others, Andrew became our lead stem cell processing technician. He will now become an integral part of the Histology laboratory, ensuring samples get processed and returned to the clients in an timely manner.
Andrew is an amazing technician and person who’s focus is in producing excellent results. His work ethic and passion for animals is second to none.
Office Manager, Laboratory Technician, Phlebotomist
Growing up in a small farm town in “Middle-of-Nowhere”, Kansas, Jayci always knew she wanted to go to school to help animals. She majored in Animal Science and Biotechnology at Kansas State University, where she graduated in December 2014. She was brought on as our office manager for her big heart, warm personality, and stellar grammatical and organizational skills, but has really made herself invaluable by being willing and excited to learn every aspect of the company.
You can count on Jayci to have a spreadsheet ready for anything you could possibly need, and her administrative support keeps the office from ever getting too hectic. In the laboratory, where she feels most at-home, Jayci steps in as one of our technicians, working to accession, gross, and process samples, while getting accurate results back to our clients. She also recently attended Manhattan Area Technical College, where she completed phlebotomy training at the top of her class. (All this in addition to implementing a monthly potluck lunch to help ensure that work also feels like family.) Jayci is always ready to roll up her sleeves and does not know the meaning of the phrase “I can’t.”