Kevin Dunlavy, DVM
Dr. Dunlavy is managing partner of Kentucky Equine Medical Associates, PLLC. His father a breeder/owner and former jockey and trainer, Dr. Dunlavy was immersed in horse racing from childhood. He earned a DVM degree in 1992 from Louisiana State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1988 from the University of Arkansas. A member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners since 1991, Dr. Dunlavy has served on its Racing Committee, Ethics Committee, and On Call Program…
Phil Tripp, DVM
Dr. Tripp is a founding partner of Kentucky Equine Medical Associates, PLLC. Raised in the Sooner state of Oklahoma, Dr. Tripp earned a DVM degree in 1986 and a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982, both from Oklahoma State University. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Equine Practitioners, serving on the Professional Conduct & Ethics Committee; the American Veterinary Medical Association; and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association…
Tyler Frazee, DVM
Dr. Frazee is a partner at Kentucky Equine Medical Associates, PLLC. Born and raised in the small ranching community of Eads, CO, Dr. Frazee along with his mother and two older brothers spent summers at the racetrack with their father who trains Thoroughbreds. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1998 in animal science from Oklahoma State University, and in 2004 he completed a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from Ross University. Dr. Frazee worked for Pine Bush Equine in upstate New York…
Ethan Wilborn, DVM
A native of Collinsville, IL, Dr. Wilborn earned an undergraduate degree in agriculture from Murray State University in 2013, and simultaneous master’s in public health and DVM degrees from the University of Missouri in 2017. Working on the backside of the racetrack, Dr. Wilborn aspired from a young age to be a veterinarian to racehorses. When not practicing that passion, he enjoys running and horseback riding.
Cyndi Loomis, DVM
Originally from Washington state, Dr. Loomis earned an undergraduate degree in equine science from Colorado State University and a DVM degree in 2004 from the University of Illinois. Her veterinary medical practice focused on racehorses at Midwest racetracks Canterbury Park (MN), Oaklawn (AR), and Delaware Park (DE). An integral part of racing operations for more than 14 years, Dr. Loomis is a first-rate horsewoman and equine practitioner….
Elizabeth Shafer, DVM
A fourth-generation in the thoroughbred industry, Dr. Shafer is originally from Benton, IL, and moved to Louisville after graduating from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1995. She earned her DVM degree with Highest Honors in 2017 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed her clinical year at The Ohio State University…..
Nicole Wettstein, DVM
Originally from Central Illinois, Dr. Wettstein completed her undergraduate degree in equine science at Colorado State University in 2005. She then pursued a career in breeding and farm management and later transitioned into business as an office manager for an agricultural sales company. It didn’t take long to realize that her passion was back in the barn. In 2017, she graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois…..