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Meet Our Staff
W. Wesley Sutter, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. W. Wesley Sutter was born in Lander, Wyoming. He received his bachelors of science in biochemistry from Colorado State University in 1997. He then completed his doctor of veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2000. Following veterinary school he completed a one-year rotating equine surgery and medicine internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. After completing his internship, Dr. Sutter completed a surgical residency at The Ohio State University where he later served as an assistant professor in equine orthopedic surgery before entering private practice as a surgeon at Ocala Equine Hospital. After 5 years at Ocala Equine Hospital, he founded Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine in Lexington Kentucky. His primary interests are in equine orthopedics, upper respiratory surgery and lameness. He is the author of several scientific papers and book chapters.
Janyce Seahorn, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, ACVIM-LA, ACVECC
Dr. Seahorn received her DVM from Iowa State University. She completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia followed by a Master of Science degree and residency training in large animal internal medicine and anesthesiology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Seahorn also completed training and certification in veterinary emergency and critical care. Dr. Seahorn was on faculty at Louisiana State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she taught veterinary anesthesia for a decade. She received the Carl J. Norden teaching award while at LSU. She has been a speaker at national meetings over the last two decades including Western States Veterinary Conference and North American Veterinary Conference. She has authored many scientific publications and book chapters, including the book “Veterinary Anesthesia” originally published by Butterworth-Heinemann. Dr. Seahorn is the anesthesiologist for the practice and also has a business, Equine Veterinary Specialists, with her husband, Dr. Tom Seahorn.
Originally from Iowa, Vicki developed a love for thoroughbred racing after watching Unbridled win the Kentucky Derby in 1990. She started taking hunter jumper lessons and purchased her first horse when she was fourteen; a Tennessee Walking Horse who she intended to become a jumper. In 2001 she was introduced to the Thoroughbred Racing Industry as a KEMI intern at Lane’s End Farm. Graduating from Iowa State University with a BS in Animal Science, Vicki returned to Lexington in 2004 and worked for Shadwell Farm in several positions: one in particular was as the assistant secretary to the racing manager. She then moved to Paramount Sales as sales coordinator before joining Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine as Office Manager in November 2010. In 2008 Vicki adopted a son of Unbridled from the Kentucky Equine Humane Center who is learning to be an eventer.
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Ashley developed her love for horses while spending time at the barn with her mother and their first horse together, Mickey, an off the track thoroughbred. Ashley was then introduced to the AQHA circuit and went on to have a successful showing career. Following school, Ashley continued her riding career as a trainer/instructor at a prominent quarter horse barn in NY. She later went on to work for an international show jumper for several years as the assistant manager. Ashley first discovered her interest in veterinary medicine while working at an equine hospital in Connecticut. She joined the Lexington Equine Imaging Center in August 2013 as an Imaging Technician. When Ashley is not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Wyatt.
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