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Oct. 13, 2009, 02:29 PM
I need to have two young llamas castrated. Does anyone know of a vet in the Lexington area that works on llamas. My horse vets would do it but they really have no llama exp. and I want someone who knows llamas.

Oct. 13, 2009, 09:26 PM
I saw Dr. Scott Hopper (at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital) cut a llama with colic one time...you might be able to talk him in to doing this, but I have no idea what he would charge...

Holly Jeanne
Oct. 14, 2009, 04:27 PM
I do know Dr. Beth Johnson in Boyle county had to amputate a llama's leg a few years ago. Don't know how much else she's done with Llamas.

Oct. 16, 2009, 03:06 PM
My college roommate and best friend is a vet in Nicholasville. She has a lot of experience with reindeer, lamas, alpacas, etc., but their clinic is no longer doing large animal work. You might give them a call and see who they are referring their old lama clients to- Animal Hospital of Nicholasville, (859)887-8086. Good luck!

Oct. 17, 2009, 07:50 AM
Here is a list of vets- I know people that use Dr. Kendra Ewalt and we use Dr. Melissa Lipps.
Hope this helps!

Camelid Veterinarians used by Kentucky Alpaca Association

Dr. Norman Evans
City: Madisonville, KY

Phone: 270-821-7993

Dr. James Simpson
Company Name: All Creatures Veterinary Clinic

City: Independence, KY

Phone: 859-356-0505

Dr. Kendra Ewalt
Company Name: Central KY Veterinary Services

City: Paris, KY

Phone: 859-987-6721

Dr. Martin
Company Name: Waco Animal Hospital

City: Waco, KY

Phone: 859-369-5678

Dr. Valerie Smith
Company Name: Animal Clinic of Glasgow

City: Glasgow, KY

Phone: 270-651-2154

Dr. Trace Gorham
Company Name: Alpine Pet Care Center

City: Bowling Green, KY

Phone: 270-781-7818

Dr. Patrick Reister
Company Name: Boonesboro Animal Clinic

City: Winchester, KY

Phone: 859-745-1173

Dr. Melissa Lipps
Company Name: Shelby Veterinary Clinic

City: Shelbyville, KY

Phone: 502-633-3231

Dr. Jason Ousley
Company Name: Animal Clinic ofGlasgow

City: Glasgow, KY

Phone: 270-651-2154

Dr. Jarrod Goff
Company Name: Burke Veterinary Service

City: Hardinsburg, KY

Phone: 270-756-9088

Dr. Elaine Painter
City: Hindman, KY

Phone: 606-785-5964

Dr. Donald Gibson
Company Name: All Creatures Veterinary Care

City: Grayson, KY

Phone: 606-474-5146

Dr. Clark Slone
Company Name: Henry County Animial Clinic

City: New Castle, KY

Phone: 502-845-7491

Dr. Brian Hammack
Company Name: Hammack Animial Services

City: Cold Spring, KY

Phone: 859-781-9180

Dr. Phil Billings/Dr. Julie Pennington
Company Name: Springfield Animal Clinic

City: Springfield, KY

Phone: 859-336-9923

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Oct. 19, 2009, 10:03 AM
Thank you everyone for the contacts!!!

Oct. 20, 2009, 09:05 PM
Didn't know that Norm Evans is in KY. He's pretty well known and has written a very comprehensive book on caring for alpacas & llamas. Never met him, but based on his book, I'd go with him.

Oct. 22, 2009, 11:12 AM
I will second Dr Kendra Ewalt at Central KY Vet in Paris, KY. They are wonderful Dr's and have a great staff. Can't reccommend them highly enough