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.
Dr. Alecia McAtee grew up in St. Francis, Kansas on her family’s farm and ranch. Alecia grew up riding Quarter Horses and showing all around, reining, and working cowhorse. Alecia would like to return to showing as a non-pro exhibitor. Alecia attended Kansas State University for her undergraduate degree where she was a member of the KSU equestrian team. She remained at Kansas State University for veterinary school. Alecia enjoys all aspect of equine veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in lameness and ultrasound.
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.
Caitlin McConaughey graduated from Atchison High School in 2005 and then graduated from KSU in 2010 with a Bachelors in ASI Production/Management with an emphasis on Equine Science. She then did a breeding apprenticeship at Al-Marah Arabians in Tucson, AZ for 2 years. After leaving Arizona she went to work at Clear Creek Stud, a thoroughbred breeding and training facility in Louisiana for 8 months then decided to move back home to be closer to family and friends. She enjoys spending time outdoors, doing just about anything and loving on her lab mix Chevy! She has always had a passion for horses and loves working with them in all aspects!
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