Kimberly Estes, VT

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Veterinary Technician

Kimberly grew up in the small town of Cohutta, Georgia with her parents and older sister. From a young age Kimberly had a love for horses and other animals. She also spent a lot of time on the softball field competing with her school team and traveling teams. She always had a need for speed and was an outdoorsy kinda gal racing four wheelers, trail riding and barrel racing. She started working at a very young age teaching her to be a very determined and hard worker. Kimberly has had the opportunity to work at many types of events, with many horse breeds and disciplines. She started out at a boarding barn doing the dirty work, she always says “you gotta start somewhere”. The trainer that was leasing out the boarding facility scooped her up bringing her with him to his own facility in Ooltewah, TN. She worked by his side breaking, training, showing, etc. With that experience she went on to become a very young farm manager in north Georgia where she was responsible for over 48 head of horses where she showed, cared for and marketed horses. She did it all during her 10 years there. When Kimberly wasn’t at school or working, she was at rodeo events. She qualified for Georgia’s High School Rodeo Finals on several occasions as well as bringing home many ribbons, buckles, saddles and trophies along the way.

Kimberly left Georgia fresh out of high school and moved herself, her horses and her dog all the way to Colorado where she attended Lamar Community College. She studied Horse Training Management & Equine Business Management. While attending school in Colorado, she rode for a cutting horse trainer full time and worked at a gymnastics facility part time. She then went back east transferring to University of Kentucky where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Equine Science. She took a job working at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital where she was a night shift technician and later a night shift supervisor. During her 6 years in the area and at the hospital she worked side jobs at thoroughbred horse sales, rode horses for many of the area farms, farm/pet sat, ponied as well as broke horses for the track. Her adventures finally took her back south to Alabama where she was an equine technician at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine for 6 years. While there, she purchased a house and some acreage and built a barn to house her equine family. Alabama is where she met her beloved husband, Dusty, whom is a veteran and served 3 tours overseas.

Both Dusty and Kimberly loved Colorado, and not long after being married, they sold the Alabama farm, and returned to Colorado. Kimberly is enjoying being part of the Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Services team. She hopes to be an asset to both the hospital and the community by not only sharing her knowledge and hard work but to learn from her colleagues. She is certified with the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians, and the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications. Kimberly & Dusty currently reside in Eaton, CO along with their 8 horses and 3 dogs. They get outside to enjoy the beautiful outdoors every chance they get, whether it be for their love of helping others or enjoying it via foot, bike, hunting, car or horseback. Kimberly continues to compete in barrel racing every chance she gets and still enjoys teaching others.

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