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Dr. Kristen Near

Dr. Kristen Near is an equine vet in Versailles who followed her passion for thoroughbred racing and turned it into a successful veterinary career.

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Dr. Near

Dr. Near is originally from New Hampshire and grew up spending time on the backside of Rockingham Park with her grandfather. Dr. Near followed her love of thoroughbred racing to complete her undergraduate degree at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs and veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania.

She completed her internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and afterward spent several years working at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, MD. Dr. Near returned to Kentucky to serve as a resident veterinarian at a prominent thoroughbred breeding farm prior to joining BES this fall. 

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