Cathie Greenwell, the practice’s veterinary assistant, is a “Kiwi” from New Zealand, having grown up on a dairy farm on the North Island. Her interest in horses started at the young age of 5 when her parents bought her a foundered, ex-circus Shetland pony. Cathie competed in eventing from an early age and rode on several area equestrian teams throughout her teenage years.
Interest in Thoroughbreds developed when Cathie took a job at Pencarrow Stud, where she worked for 7 years performing various duties from yearling prep to taking horses to the racetrack. While working at Pencarrow, she was awarded a scholarship to study at The Irish National Stud in Kildare, Ireland.
She comes to this practice via Lane’s End Farm in Lexington, KY where she worked as the foaling barn foreman. She joined Dr. Easley in January 2008 and serves as a invaluable veterinary assistant. She enjoys the varied work that comes with each day as well as the interesting people she meets. Her talents and expertise in the field of equine care, particularly dentistry, provide Drs. Easley and Odenweller with a very skilled veterinary assistant and clients with a knowledgeable, pleasant individual. Additionally, Cathie’s technical abilities associated with computers, and x-ray and ultrasound machines are precise and defined, making record keeping and reports accurate and accessible. Cathie also helped with processing various materials associated with the textbook, Equine Dentistry, 3rd edition. She attends continuing educational programs to keep abreast with current equine topics, equipment and techniques. Our website and FaceBook page are supplied with not only interesting but informational photos for clients’ interests and education as Cathie is always ready to snap a photo with her phone. Her varied skills and interests carry over into gardening areas as she has a “green thumb”. The practice garden is a food basket of delicious vegetables thanks to Cathie!
Cathie has been married to Shawn since 2007 and they are blessed with two sons–Andrew and George, making her a busy wife, mom and certainly, a valued employee.