MEET OUR TEAM
Kimberly Abernathy-Young DVM
Dr. Abernathy-Young is originally from Jackson, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She then completed an ambulatory internship with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital from 2002-2003 with Dr. Scott Pierce. In 2003, she moved to western Kentucky, starting an equine veterinary ambulatory practice in 2004 and that same year started building our KLEH facilities. She graduated from The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Program the same year and is also a graduate of the Options for Animals Veterinary Chiropractic Course. Dr. Abernathy-Young enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and incorporating the latest developments in procedures and treatments through continuing education, while having a special expertise in reproduction, with membership to the Society for Theriogenology. In 2012, Dr. Abernathy-Young collaborated with other veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital to publish a paper in JAVMA entitled "Survival Rates of Mares and Foals and Postoperative Complication and Fertility of Mare After Cesarean Section; 95 cases" (1986-2000). Dr. Abernathy-Young also presented a poster at the 2017 Society of Theriogenology entitled: "Collection of Stallion Using Latex Condom". When Dr. Abernathy-Young is not working she enjoys running and/or hiking with her husband and two dogs, Ty and Slack, boating on Kentucky Lake and trail riding. She is also a master gardener and enjoys tending to her gardens in the summer time.
Hannah O'Bryan DVM
Dr. O'Bryan is from Dexer, KY in Calloway County. She grew up riding horses and rodeoing for 15 years. She competed in barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying in the junior, junior high, high school, and collegiate levels. Dr. O'Bryan graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in pre-veterinary medicine from Murray State University in 2017. Dr. O'Bryan went on to earn her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2021. Dr. O'Bryan's favorite areas of equine veterinary medicine are sports medicine and reproduction. When Dr. O'Bryan is not working, she enjoys spending her time with her husband David and their dogs, working with her own horses, spending time with her family and friends, riding and training young horses, being involved in her church, and most importantly, getting cuddles from her miniature Australian Shepard, Skye!
Moira graduated from Murray State University in December 2018 with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture with a focus in Equine Science. Moira grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, but ended up moving to Kentucky permanently during her time as an undergrad. Moira joined KLEH in 2018. In her free time she spends her time gardening, reading, hiking with her dog, kayaking, riding horses when she can, and spending time with friends and family