Dr. O'Grady grew up and lived most of her life in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1982, she obtained her undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Philosophy. She then attended Auburn University and graduated with Honors in 1986 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After working for a year in Muncie, Indiana she returned home to live in Louisville.
She shares her home with her 2 daughters, 3 dogs Beamer, Diesel and Indy, 2 cats Smokey and Pete and 2 horses, Sonny and Danny Boy.
Dr. Townsend graduated from Auburn in 1986 with Highest Honors (Valedictorian). He also attended the University of Kentucky and Purdue University. He is a member of the AVMA and enjoys attending continuing education seminars to stay current on veterinary topics. When he's not at work he's parenting his five children including the oldest who recently graduated vet school.
Emily is currently a nurse at a hospital in Louisville and works in the animal hospital part time to help us out when we need the extra manpower. She shares her residence with her two dogs, three cats and a turtle.
Gina has been with our hospital for about 10 months after moving back from Puerto Rico where her husband had relocated for a job. She works up front full time and is full of knowledge she's collected through her years of practice. She shares her home with her husband, two daughters, two dogs Sugar and Wolfgang, and her cat Otis who are always full of surprises.
Kathy works with both our hospital and Metropolitan Animal Emergency Services for a number of years. She has just recently come back to our hospital full time but still takes on shifts at Metro a couple times a week. She shares her home with 2 dogs, Dude and Jethro, six cats and a clutch of chickens.
Lauren started at Barbour Lane in 1999 as a volunteer and worked her way up to employee. She works in the family business full time and helps us out at the hospital on Saturdays. Lauren shares her home part time with the little mixed terrier that belongs to her parents.
Melisa has worked with animals for over 23 years in veterinary practices here in Kentucky and in Illinois. She worked for Barbour Lane once before from 2002 to 2008 took a job as Animal Control Officer for Shelby County for 3 years, then returned to Barbour Lane February of 2011. She is happy to be back where she belongs and loves helping Dr. O'Grady and Dr. Townsend, as well as being part of an awesome hospital team! She shares her home wither her husband, 2 dogs, 1 cat and a clutch of chickens.
Selina is attending Brown Mackie's two year vet tech program and is working here to apply what she's learned. Before coming to us, Selina worked several different jobs but this was the first in the animal industry. She currently lives with her sister and their two dogs while attending college.
Kristen is our groomer and has been with us for 8 years and was with Petsuites for 4 years before that for a total for 12 years. When she grooms your dog, she takes a lot of precautions to make sure our older dogs and special needs dogs are comfortable while getting beautified. She's also very good with getting puppies through their first grooming. Dogs that hate coming to see the vet still love to see Ms. Kristen! She shares her home with 4 dogs and 4 cats.
Lindsay came to us after working at Treats Pet Resorts to assist Kristen in bathing our dogs that come in for grooming and boarders that get exit baths. She's learned a lot working with Kristen and being her right hand man in the last three years that she's been here. She shares a home with her husband, a dog and a cat.
Sydney is one of our high school workers. She attends Oldham County High School and rides horses on the side. When she's not riding horses after school she can be found at the hospital walking, feeding and medicating animals and cleaning the building after the rest of the staff have made a mess of it. She shares her home with her parents, four dogs and a horse that she shows.