Kate Christie


Dr. Kate Christie grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she developed her love of horses actively competing in the show hunter world and watching Standardbred racing at the with her grandfather. She received her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences as well as a Masters degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where she continued her riding career and further developed a passion for veterinary medicine. Kate graduated from the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and went on to complete a year-long rotating hospital internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital (2014-2015) prior to entering a Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Georgia. She became boarded in large animal internal medicine in 2018 at the completion of her residency program. Kate remained at the University of Georgia as a clinical associate professor for one year and is excited to be returning to Lexington to join the Rood and Riddle internal medicine team.  Her professional interests include gastrointestinal disease, infectious and non-infectious respiratory disease, and equine pharmacology. Outside of work, Kate enjoys spending as much time as possible with her retired show-jumper, Skye. When not in the saddle, she enjoys trail-running, hiking, and travelling with her husband. 
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