Meet our new Veterinarian
Many of you have been very patient with us during the past year as both Dr. Catherine Hall and myself have endured multiple surgeries. This left us short staffed and greatly extended the wait time for appointments. During this time we found a higher level of efficiency, worked longer hours and challenged ourselves to reach new heights in the performance of our duties. I thank each and every one of you for your patience during this time.
Lauren brings an extensive background with horses. Dr. Shamon began riding horses in 3rd grade. Growing up in Florida, her close proximity to Wellington and the Winter Equestrian Festival allowed for her to have exposure to the top hunter/jumper sport horses in the country. This fueled her passion for veterinary medicine and bettering the equestrian sport.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2014 from the University of Georgia. While completing her undergraduate degree, she gained valuable experience working on the large animal emergency and critical care team at the vet school and riding for the school’s NCAA Equestrian Team. A die hard Georgia Bulldogs fan, she played a vital part in caring for the equestrian team horses during post season travel and was a member of the 2014 National Champion team.
Following graduation from the University Of Georgia, Lauren made the move to St. Kitts and Nevis to start veterinary school at Ross University in September of 2014. While there she was active in the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and an officer in the surgery club. She worked as a research volunteer during her time in St. Kitts and got hands on experience foaling out feral donkeys and monitoring their heat cycles. For her clinical year of veterinary school, Dr. Shamon chose to attend Auburn University to further vary her veterinary training. Additional training came via externships at Fairfield Equine Hospital and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
When she's not hard at work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her animals and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. Two horses, one dog, and one cat call the Shamon residence home. Her pride and joy is her mare, Everything Roxy, who has been her partner in crime since Lauren was 15 years old. Dr. Shamon and Roxy have competed all over the south together in both the hunter and jumper divisions. While Roxy is retired from competition, Dr. Shamon hopes to get back in the show ring in the future.
Dr. Shamon is extremely excited to be back "home" in the state of Georgia and looks forward to meeting you and your horse.
You can read more about Lauren on our website at www.equineservices.com. To speak with Dr. Shamon or schedule an appointment please call 478-825-1981
Charlene Cook DVM