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Veterinarians


Dr. Tom  Riney, <br/> DVM photo

Dr. Tom Riney,
DVM

Dr. Riney completed his undergraduate at St. Louis University and graduated with his DVM from Auburn University in 2014. He is a second generation veterinarian and is married to Dr. Whitehouse. They have too many cats to admit, two horses, and dogs. He greatly enjoys ophthalmology, cardiology, and surgery.

DR. MARTY  WHITEHOUSE,<br/> DVM photo

DR. MARTY WHITEHOUSE,
DVM

Dr. Whitehouse grew up in Lexington, KY graduating from the University of Kentucky with a bachelors in Animal Science and went on to graduate veterinary school from Auburn University. She is an avid equestrian with a love for companion animals, both big and small. Her interests in the small animal veterinary field include preventative medicine, dentistry, and radiology. Dr. Whitehouse enjoys developing a bond with each patient and client, and loves seeing patients through all stages of life.

DR. STACEY  CURTSINGER, <br/> DVM photo

DR. STACEY CURTSINGER,
DVM

Dr Stacey Curtsinger completed her undergraduate degrees in Animal Science and Biotechnology at the University of Kentucky. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She grew up in a small town in Western Kentucky and has lived in Lexington for the past 12 years and calls Lexington home. Her husband is a physical therapist at the University of Kentucky. They have 2 small children, Landon (6) and Katelyn (2), and a rambunctious 15 year old Labrador Retriever named Jake. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors at their family farm, relaxing on the lake, and trying to keep up with her children. Her family is active in their church as well.

Dr Curtsinger knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 4 years old. She loves developing a relationship with her clients and patients so that she can give the best quality care possible to her patients. Client education is very important to her so that everyone understands what we are doing and why.

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Dr. Jessica Estill

Dr. Jessica Estill grew up right here in central Kentucky. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Midway University and went on to earn her DVM from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  She lives on a small farm with her husband and an eclectic family of animals including 3 horses, 4 dogs, 4 cats, 1 large tortoise, 5 turtles, 3 snakes, and 1 pot bellied pig; most of which were rescued.  In her free time she enjoys riding horses,  working with all the animals on her farm and in rare quiet moments she can be found curled up with a good book.  Dr. Estill loves helping not only dogs and cats but many other species as well! She has been working with both domestic and exotic species for more than 10 years.

Staff


JOSEPH P.  SCHLICH, <br/>PRACTICE MANAGER photo

JOSEPH P. SCHLICH,
PRACTICE MANAGER

Mr. Schlich has been the Practice Manager since December 2006. Prior to working for Nicholasville Road Animal Hospital, he managed his own thoroughbred training business for 20 years. He’s lived in the Lexington area for most of his life.

MRS. MELANIE  PATTON photo

MRS. MELANIE PATTON

I grew up in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, and am a true coal miner’s daughter. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Psychology in 2000, and I have worked at NRAH since August of 2003, doing both reception and vet assistant duties. I am very passionate about my occupation because it allows me to interact with interesting people from all walks of life, and enables me to enrich the quality of life for so many precious pets (getting cuddles and kisses is also a huge perk!). I was involved in the “Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass” program for over 13 years, prior to my “Little” and I graduating from the program when she turned 18. My husband teaches Latin, and in our spare time we enjoy playing music together, tending to our fur babies, cooking creative vegetarian meals, camping, and binge watching our favorite shows on Netflix.

 

JESSE CARR  photo

JESSE CARR

I am happily married to my husband, Patrick. We have a farm with my parents and have lots of furry friends; dogs, cats, goats and horses. I am a Veterinary Technician, receiving my license in 2005. I feel very fortunate to be able to spend my life doing what I love. In my free time I like shopping, riding horses, and relaxing on the farm.

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Aviva Buckey

Originally from California, I've spent a little over half my life in Kentucky. I've always had a huge passion for working with animals, from walking dogs with my sister at a young age to working at animal daycare facilities. In my free time I enjoy hiking and camping with my two dogs (Chief and Sioux) and my fiance Jake.

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Devin

My name is Devin, and I live here in Lexington with my boyfriend Austin and our goofy dog Nala. I’m originally from Ohio, but I moved here to attend the University of Kentucky. I graduated in 2019 with a degree in Animal Science, and am now pursuing veterinary school. I love being able to work with animals everyday and know it is my true passion in life. Lazy days are my favorite, but I also love a good road trip and spending time with my friends and family! 

Nicholasville Road Animal Hospital


4570 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40515-4621

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:
Tel: (859) 273-9359
Fax: (859) 271-4669
[email protected]

Veterinarian Emergency Services
Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists
(859) 268-7604
Medvet Medical & Cancer
Center for Pets
(859) 276-2505


Hours

Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed

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