In Loving Memory of
Rebekah Brady, DVM
In June of 2019, we lost a beloved member of our SES family, Dr. Rebekah Brady, to an unexpected illness. Dr. Brady grew up in Belton, South Carolina, where she began riding horses at the age of fourteen. She worked at an Arabian horse ranch in her hometown while in college. Dr. Brady attended undergrad at Clemson University and graduated from vet school at Mississippi State in 2012. She interned at Southern Equine Service and was later hired as an associate veterinarian in 2013. Although Dr. Brady pioneered our integrative care services, in her own words she could “do so much more than chiropractic and acupuncture!” She was a gifted veterinarian with special interests in lameness evaluation and ambulatory medicine and she loved the variety equine practice has to offer. Not one to shy away from a challenge, she was quite skilled at dodging flying feet or quickly finding a vein and could beautifully and smoothly suture together a laceration. She shared her experience with many doctors and students during her years with the practice.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Rebekah was undoubtedly an animal lover and she knew how to put family and friends first. Her menagerie of furry family members included horses, dogs, cats, and a parrot, some of which would co-pilot in the vet truck on occasion. She made it a point to be present at family gatherings for holidays and birthdays and her passenger seat was often occupied by visiting friends or family. She had a knack for finding the beauty in things. As a talented photographer, she had a unique way of seeing the world which she captured in her pictures. She would not hesitate to turn the vet truck around for a scenic view because “the lighting just wouldn’t be the same on the way back.” Rebekah had a way of bringing a touch of her personality to every space and could breathe new life to antique furniture with only a can of paint and elbow grease. She could make a great music playlist whether you needed soulful ballads to soothe a broken heart or fast-paced reggaeton for cardio or some old-fashioned Dolly Parton to remember home. This woman loved glitter, peacock feathers, and rhinestones and truly sparkled inside and out.
Every one of us who knew Rebekah will say she left us too soon. She had so many plans and adventures in the wings. We miss her smiling face and the brightness she brought to the clinic. She touched the lives of countless people and provided a healing hand to patients in need. It has been difficult trying to remake our daily routine without her here. We’ll never forget the good times we shared together. And in memory of her, we’ll make a conscious effort to seek out the beauty around us and take time to appreciate who and what we have in our lives.
In memory of her, her classmates at Mississippi State have started a scholarship in her name
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2012 Scholarship:
Dr. Rebekah Edens Brady Memorial Scholarship Attn: Jimmy Knight
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be addressed to:
The Children's Ministry of Whitefield Baptist Church
207 Mitchell Road
Belton, SC 29627