Dr. Lauren Javernick, a Colorado native, received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 from Colorado State University. Following graduation, she completed a year-long internship in ambulatory medicine at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.
After the internship, Lauren wanted to continue working in a fast-paced equine clinic and found it in Matamata, New Zealand, working the Southern Hemisphere breeding season with Marks, Ewen, and Associates. She continued to work between the two facilities for five years. Dr. Javernick thrived on the opportunities, enjoying the travel, meeting new colleagues and friends, and the accelerated path to better understanding equine medicine.
Since 2012, she has been in private practice at Lexington’s Hagyard Equine Medical and at Bluegrass Equine Surgery. Lauren expanded her areas of expertise to include Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) such as acupuncture, the use of herbal medicine, and food therapy. She is currently working on her Masters in Chinese Medicine at Chi University in Florida. Founded in 1998, Chi University has trained more than 9,000 veterinarians from 75 countries and regions in integrative and holistic modalities. Dr. Javernick plans to continue working as an Ambulatory Equine Veterinarian at Bluegrass Equine Surgery Center while integrating TCVM into daily practice.
In her spare time, Dr.Javernick enjoys spending time with her family, Silvestre, Miguel, and newest addition Aila Maria. They care for a menagerie of animals including Greta the German Shepherd, chickens, canaries, and fish.