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Our Team

photoDr. Kelly Gratny Carlson, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Kelly Gratny Carlson grew up in Leavenworth, KS.  Her father, Mark Gratny, trains reining and all around horses and her mother, Linda Gratny, was a veterinarian (Gratny Veterinary Clinic) before turning to human medicine.  Kelly and her sister, Maggie, showed all around and reining horses as youth.  Kelly hopes to resume showing as an amateur and non-pro exhibitor.  Kelly attended veterinary school at Kansas State University, completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, completed a residency specializing in equine internal medicine at Texas A&M University and then worked as an associate at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY.  Kelly enjoys all aspects of equine internal medicine and diagnostic ultrasound.


Dr. Eric Carlson, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Eric Carlson grew up in Bentonville, AR then moved to southeast Kansas during high school.  He showed Angus cattle extensively as a youth.  Eric’s family owned ranch horses while he was growing up and he continues to ride for enjoyment in his spare time.  Eric attended veterinary school at Kansas State University then owned a mixed animal practice with an equine emphasis (Carlson Veterinary Service) in Westmoreland, KS for 4.5 years.  Eric then decided to pursue specialization in equine surgery.  He completed internships at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and the University of Illinois. He completed a residency specializing in equine surgery at the University of Illinois and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.  Eric enjoys all aspects of equine surgery and lameness.


 

Technicians/Office Staff

 

Kathy Jones

Kathy Jones graduated high school from Basehor-Linwood and received an A.A.S degree in Animal Science from Colby Community College. She grew up in Oklahoma competing in rodeos before moving to Kansas. She enjoys riding, competing and watching her daughter ride and compete on their horses.


Ashley Chavez-Scott

I grew up in Dennis, Ks on a cow/calf ranch where we also raised and trained Shire and Gypsy horses. I competed in local rodeos with my quarter horses. I graduated Labette County High School in 2011. Then graduated from Coffeyville Community College in 2013 with an Associates of Applied Science and graduate Kansas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science with an emphasis in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. In my free time, I love the outdoors, playing with my two dogs Emmie and Sadie, and spending time on the farm when I get the chance.


Jessica Nichols

Jessica is from Gladstone, Missouri. She graduated from Oak Park High School in 2012 and went on to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Science from Truman State University. While at Truman, Jessica also decided to minor in Equine Studies. She was an active member of Sigma Alpha, Delta Tau Alpha and the IHSA stock team. Jessica returned to this area after completing a 7-month internship in the equine breeding industry with Scottsdale Equine Reproduction Center in Arizona. In her free time, Jessica enjoys riding her mares (Itty and Belle), walking her dog (Maya Sue), baking and reading.


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