Dr. Jessica Harvey is a Buckhannon native. She completed her undergraduate degree at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Her veterinary degree was done at St. George’s University with her clinical year being completed at Iowa State University. At Iowa State University, she focused on theriogenology and food animal production. After clinical year, she completed a 6 month internship at Iowa State in mixed animal to help prepare her for mixed animal practice.
Dr. Harvey has had a love for cows since she can remember. She grew up raising beef cattle. Through 4-H and FFA, she showed and sold market hogs, market lambs, market goats, market rabbits, market steers, and feeder calves. She achieved her American FFA degree. During summer and winter breaks, she worked in a small animal clinic that allowed her to gain small animal experience.
In her spare time, Dr. Harvey loves to spend time with her animals whether it be dogs, cats, or cows. She can also be found on a tractor if the occasion arises. Dr. Harvey’s main interests are food animal reproduction, herd health, and small animal surgery.
Katie Mallow has been at AEVS since the Spring of 2006. She is originally from Beverly, and has been an avid horse owner for over 30 years. As a teenager, she was very active with 4-H and hunter/jumpers, and later showed AQHA on her mare, JJ Lea Breeze. Katie attended Morehead State University where she studied veterinary technology and received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Animal Sciences and a minor in Business Management in 1997. After graduating, Katie remained in Kentucky for the next three years working as a broodmare manager at an established breeding operation. There she received extensive experience in breeding and foaling management.
Katie handles many duties at AEVS from nursing care and client communication to billing and special orders. In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, her Border Collie, Stella, and Australian Shepherd, Sis. Katie is a member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians.
Doctor Tracy Walker grew up in West Virginia just East of Elkins along the Cheat River. Dr. Walker completed her veterinary training at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, where she focused her studies on large animal medicine and surgery. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Walker remained at the University of Georgia for advanced clinical training in an equine and large animal internship.
In addition to her formal training, Dr. Walker has traveled to various areas of the country and gained invaluable experience in sport horse medicine, mare management, and foal care. Although much of her background is in the equine industry, Dr. Walker is also very experienced in beef cow, dairy cow, goat, and even llama medicine. Dr. Walker has returned to West Virginia, deciding that there is truly no place like home!
Dr. Walker is very active in many organizations that give back to the community and the veterinary profession. Locally, she serves on the Randolph County Park and Recreation Board, Randolph County 4-H Leaders, and the Randolph County Regional Riding Club. At the state level, Dr. Walker has served as a board member for the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Walker was also honored to become a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee in 2012. Dr. Walker is also a member of AQHA, NCHA and a certified veterinary judge for the American Endurance Ride Conference. In her spare time, Dr. Walker enjoys spending time riding any of her eight quarter horses and showing her cutting horse.