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Lexington,KY -suggestions for Llama vet

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  • Lexington,KY -suggestions for Llama vet

    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.

  • #2
    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...


    • #3
      Not much help but...

      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.
      Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe


      • #4
        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!


        • #5
          KY Camelid Vets

          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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          • Original Poster

            Thank you everyone for the contacts!!!


            • #7
              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.


              • #8
                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

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