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New Veterinarian in Town
Dr. Amy Plummer Weatherly’s large animal ambulatory practice, Wolf River Veterinary Services, opens May 1, 2011. The practice provides routine and specialized veterinary care for horses and farm animals in southwest Tennessee and northern Mississippi. Dr. Weatherly has nine years of experience in veterinary medicine, focusing on equine and farm animals.
After graduating from veterinary school in 2002 from Ohio State University, Dr Weatherly completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her internship, she completed a three year equine and large animal surgery residency at Texas A&M, focusing on equine surgery and lameness. After her residency, she was employed as a large animal emergency clinician and surgeon at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine for 2 years. In 2008 she became a board certified large animal surgeon and took a position as Field Service Equine Veterinarian and Section Chief for Large Animal Field Services at the University of Tennessee. As a surgeon with special interest in lameness, her clients ranged from sport horses, dressage, hunter/jumpers and eventing horses to the back-yard pleasure and trail horse.
Dr. Weatherly met her husband at the Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, TN where she brought students from the veterinary college to provide health care for the plantation’s herd of horses. Dr. Weatherly now lives on the Ames Plantation with her husband Chris, their 2 horses, 3 dogs and 3 cats. They enjoy riding in field trials, spending time in the outdoors.
Wolf River Veterinary Services will be an ambulatory practice. The practice truck is equipped with supplies and medications for most equine and large animal cases. Digital radiographic equipment will allow for radiographs to be taken on the farm and viewed with the client immediately. Additionally, a high quality portable ultrasound will be available for diagnostics on the farm. The following is a partial list of services offered by Wolf River Veterinary Services:•Vaccinations•Regulatory testing (Coggins test, Brucellosis, etc.)•Herd health programs- Equine and Bovine•Lameness Exams•Pre-purchase Exams•Digital Radiology•Diagnostic Ultrasound•Dental Care•Pregnancy Diagnosis and Breeding•Surgical services•24 hour, 7 days/week Emergency ServiceIn addition to providing veterinary care, Dr. Weatherly has an interest in education and communication. While at the University of Tennessee she was very involved in horse owner seminars and workshops and plans to continue these as a part of her practice. She grew up in 4 –H and understands the importance of getting youth involved in organizations like this. She encourages owners to ask questions and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others while on appointments.
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