Dr. Carter is a native of South Carolina, raised on a small Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing farm in Bamberg County. He is a member of AQHA and actively pursues racing Thoroughbreds and pleasure riding as hobbies. His undergraduate education was in animal science at Clemson University, post graduation he worked on advanced studies in equine reproduction. Additionally, he taught reproductive palpitation labs and collegiate equine science classes before being enrolled in veterinary school at Tuskegee University in Alabama. During veterinary school, he worked with Dr. David Harrington in Pelham, Alabama in a racetrack, surgical, and performance horse practice. Then, for 3 years, he worked with Dr. Keith Merritt in Wauconda, IL in an advanced diagnostic performance horse practice with surgery, nuclear medicine, and state of the art equipment. In 2002, he started Equine Service as an ambulatory practice that quickly sprang to a three veterinary practice with an emphasis on sports medicine and diagnostics. The hospital was completed and the practice now has four veterinarians and a full staff. In his private life he enjoys riding horses, hunting, working on his farm, and most of all spending time with his wife, Nancy, and their three children, Ciera, Austin, and Lane. They all enjoy the outdoors and life on their eighty acre farm in northern Aiken County.
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Dr. Stinner grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, there he began riding pleasure horses at the age of ten and for 25 years he rode and competed reining horses all over the region. He received a BS in Animal Bio Science from Penn State and then moved to Knoxville where he attended veterinary school at the University of Tennessee. He graduated from veterinary school in 1992, with an interest in equine medicine and surgery. Tom began his career in Texas with Dr. Alan Donnell, a renowned western performance horse veterinarian. Dr. Stinner also worked in a surgical practice with boarded surgeon Dr. Paul Dean performing many surgeries, honing his skills to become a well rounded equine veterinarian. In 1995, Tom moved to Aiken and began his equine ambulatory practice. He has primary interests in lameness, sports medicine, and diagnostic imaging. His practice consists of multiple disciplines including hunter/jumpers, race horse stables, and western performance horses. He is also a member of AVMA, AAEP, and ISELP.
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Dr. Harms is a native of Nebraska and received his DVM from Colorado State University. He grew up on a row crop and cattle farm where his interest in horses was supplemented with ranch work at one of the largest ranches in Nebraska. After graduation, he worked in a busy multi doctor ambulatory practice in Lexington, Kentucky. While practicing in Lexington, Dr. Harms worked with racehorses, yearling sales prep and did extensive reproduction work. He has strong interests in lameness and surgery and joined the Southern Equine Service Team in 2010. He is a member of AAEP, KAEP, AVMA, SAV and the Kentucky Farm Managers Club.
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Dr. Whelchel grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where she rode horses and competed in regional hunter jumper shows throughout high school and college. In 1999, she graduated with a bachelors of Science in biology from Emory University followed by a masters degree in physiology from the University of Georgia in 2003. Four years later, Dr. Whelchel earned her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. The following year, she completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University followed by a 3-year residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Georgia. Her specialty training focuses on equine gastrointestinal, liver, renal, cardiac, respiratory, endocrine and neurologic diseases as well as neonatal medicine. After finishing her residency, she spent a year in an ambulatory equine practice in Camden, South Carolina. Dr. Whelchel is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine as well as a member of AAEP and AVMA. Her past time hobbies include riding her horse, road biking and hiking.
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Dr. Brady grew up in Belton, South Carolina where she began riding horses at the age of fourteen, and worked at an Arabian Horse Ranch in her hometown. Dr. Brady earned a bachelor's degree in Animal and Veterinary Science from Clemson University. She attended Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2012. She accepted an internship position at Southern Equine Service, where her career interests include lameness evaluation and ambulatory medicine. Rebekah enjoys spending time with her husband Tyler in her free time, as well as riding and working her two quarter horses; Dodger and Cheyenne. Dr. Brady is a member of the AAEP and AVMA.
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