CGES Welcomes New Veterinarian

Introducing Our New Veterinarian

Central Georgia Equine Services proudly announces the addition of a new veterinarian to our staff, joining our practice is Dr. Catherine Hall.

It takes a unique set of skills to practice equine medicine and surgery in a rural setting. you need the knowledge of diseases and conditions that affect the horse. You need the skill and strength to handle the patient. You need the compassion to understand the horse owner. Add in the Georgia heat and humidity and you're really looking for someone special!

Well I think I've found just the right doctor.

Dr. Catherine Hall was born and raised in Georgia, and spent much of her childhood in Athens, where she was first inspired by the grand columns of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hall began riding and competing horses at an early age. These experiences and her deep love of animals drew her toward a career in veterinary medicine.

 She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1999 from Berry College, in Rome, GA.  While completing her undergraduate degree she gained valuable experience working at the beef and dairy cattle operations and riding for the school’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Equestrian Team.

Following, graduation she returned to Athens where she worked in a small animal practice for nine years as a veterinary technician. During this time she gained valuable skills in patient care and client service, which she remains devoted to today.

 Catherine decided that she wanted to be more than a technician and in 2005 she was accepted into the class of 2009 at the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine. While there she was active in the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and a familiar face in the Large Animal Teaching Hospital. She worked as a member of the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Team in the spring and as a treatment technician during the year.  In her fourth year of veterinary school, Dr. Hall chose to specialize in the equine clinical track, which focused her training in equine medicine, surgery, lameness, dentistry, and reproduction.  Additional training came via externships at Texas A&M and Cornell University.

  Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Hall was accepted into the Large Animal Ambulatory and Theriogenology internship program at the University of Georgia Large Animal Teaching Hospital.  The year-long internship last year has given her a broad range of experience in equine (and food animal) medicine, surgery, and lameness. The internship also gave Catherine the opportunity to pursue her special interest in equine dentistry and reproductive medicine, working with renowned specialists Dr. Mike Lowder and Dr. Fayer-Hosken. 

 When she's not hard at work Catherine enjoys spending time with her animals. Two dogs and five cats call the Hall residence home. But, she is particularly proud of her Quarter Horse mare, Sage, who recently had her first foal. Dr. Hall also enjoys trail riding and hiking.

The entire Hall family is excited about the move to Central Georgia, and Dr. Hall is thrilled to join a high-quality equine practice in such a beautiful area.

Our search for a new associate has been a lengthy process but the caliber of the applicants was outstanding.  After months of reviewing resumes and interviewing prospective associates I think that Dr. Hall has been well trained to serve our  patients.

To our clients I extend the most hearty THANK YOU for your patience and understanding while we worked with a limited staff during the busy spring months. Your words of encouragement have meant the world to me and my staff. For all of you who waited while we worked through the candidate search process I am most grateful. We hope to be able to offer you the very best in timely, competent service.

Yours truly,

Charlene Cook DVM