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  • Ada Caruthers,
    DVM

    Dr. Ada Caruthers graduated with honors from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She completed an internship in ambulatory medicine, equine surgery and racetrack practice at New Jersey Equine Clinic. After three years of equine field experience, Dr. Caruthers formed Oaklawn Veterinary Clinic that was renamed Newmarket Veterinary Clinic. In 2010, Dr. Caruthers bought Rappahannock Equine Veterinary Clinic (REVC) and has now merged Newmarket Veterinary Clinic with REVC to provide a wider geographic range of service. Dr. Caruthers has been offering alternative medicine to her clients for more than 20 years. She enjoys having a well rounded and integrative approach to equine health care through her offerings of acupuncture, tui-na, chiropractic and Chinese herbology. You will see Dr. Caruthers at many hunter shows in Virginia and Maryland working as the show veterinarian and watching her daughter Katie compete. Dr. Caruthers resides at Newmarket Plantation located in Caroline County with her husband Robby and son Ashton.

  • Katie Eisner,
    DVM

    Dr. Katie Eisner grew up on a backyard farm in northern Maryland, where her family raised steers, pigs, chickens, and, eventually, horses. She grew up taking English riding lessons, trail riding with friends, and volunteering at the local therapeutic riding stable. In 2011, she completed her undergraduate degree at Loyola University Maryland where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in French. While studying abroad in the UK, she further indulged her love for horses by riding with the Newcastle University Riding Club and volunteering with a nonprofit community riding center. Dr. Eisner graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and completed an internship at Carolina Equine Hospital in June 2016. During veterinary school, Dr. Eisner worked as an ICU technician in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Services and as a representative on the VMRCVM Honor Board. She was an active member of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Food Animal Practitioner’s Club. In 2013, Dr. Eisner took part in a six week international veterinary student exchange program with Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in southern India. Dr. Eisner’s veterinary interests are include ophthalmology, internal medicine, surgery, and preventative medicine. When not working, she enjoys reading, hiking, playing tennis, and supporting her soccer team, Newcastle United.

  • Kerry Aleshire

    Kerry Aleshire has been a Rappahannock Equine team member since April of 2013. Kerry comes to us with a lifetime of horse experience and a professional office background. She competes on the local, regional and national level at American Paint Horse Association events, and was founder and President for the Virginia Paint Horse Club for several years. She also enjoys the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of riding the trails with her family and friends. Kerry and her husband, Todd live on a small farm in Spotsylvania VA where they breed and raise quality Paint Horses and are hobby breeders of English Bulldogs.

  • Donna Fraleigh

    Donna joined Rappahannock Equine in February 2016. Donna graduated from George Mason with a BS in Biology and has acquired medical office and laboratory experience since graduating in 1982. Her love of horses started with Misty of Chincoteague. Donna lives here in Locust Grove with her avian flock, a four legged FID, and numerous Breyer horses.

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Rappahannock Equine Clinic

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

Limited AM appointments by request

Sunday:

Emergencies Only