Carolina Equine Hospital has a growing team of expert equine health professionals dedicated to providing excellent service and care. As the needs of our clients grow, so too must our staff. Our barn manager, Kit, is the reason that horses can come to our facility and be seen in a sterile environment. She works tirelessly to keep the building super clean and keep the horse patients super spoiled!
In order to get to know our barn manager, Ashley left a list of questions on her desk for her to find when she got to work.
A – Where are you from, and where do you live now?
K– I am from Tightsqueeze, VA. I now live in Pelham, NC (East of Eden).
A- What do you like to do in your free time?
K- I like to care for animals, all animals and play with my cats!
A- What is your favorite food?
K- I think steak is my favorite food!
A – Please tell us an interesting fact about you, Kit!
K – I raise mealworms to feed wild birds. And I have 9 cats! I also have tons of hummingbirds every summer.
A – Now on to the work-related questions! When did you develop your interest in horses?
K – I don’t think my interest developed, I think I was born with my love of horses.
A – Do you have any of your own horses?
K – I have one quarter horse that is a pasture ornament, and I keep my friend’s horse too so they won’t be lonely.
A – What made you want to work at CEH?
K – It has always been a dream of mine to be a vet assistant. I worked for large animal vets years ago. I never wanted to be a vet but I knew I wanted to help.
A- What kind of things does a barn manager do?
K- I make sure the horses are always cared for properly and know they always come first! Then clean, clean, clean! This isn’t an average barn, it’s a hospital too.
A – What is the most interesting thing you have seen while you have been here?
K – Wow. It’s hard to pick. I have seen some really bad stuff but I have also seen miracles.
A – What is one thing you feel is very important for horse owners to know about caring for horses?
K – That you shouldn’t get a horse if you can’t even afford to feed them..much less get more horses! Horses are expensive and you want to be able to give them the care they deserve.
A – What is your favorite part of your job?
K – Working with the amazing team we have. Everyone here gets along and works together- it honestly doesn’t feel like work for me sometimes. Especially when I have to sit with a foal’s head in my lap for hours sometimes when they are getting fluids or something it doesn’t seem like work.
Kit joins a team of providers at Carolina Equine Hospital that is passionate about equine health. From routine check-ups and vaccinations to reproductive services and acupuncture, CEH has the equipment, experience, and expertise to provide the best care possible for your horse. If your horse needs medical services or you would simply like to schedule a routine check-up, you can do so online.