Katherine (Katie) C. Ryan, DVM is an Emergency Medicine Veterinarian at MedVet Lexington where she has been part of the medical team since 2014. Dr. Katherine Ryan attended the University of North Carolina where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Michigan State University where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. During veterinary school, Dr. Ryan’s completed an externship at MedVet Cincinnati with a focus on ophthalmology. In veterinary school, Dr. Ryan received numerous awards including excellence in anesthesia and large animal surgery and medicine. Following her graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Katherine Ryan completed yearlong internships at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Nashville Veterinary Specialists.
Although Dr. Katherine Ryan maintains an interest in all aspects of small animal emergency medicine, she has a particular interest in emergency eye care, laceration repair, and gastroenterology. In addition to dogs and cats, Dr. Ryan also has equine experience. Her research on the use of streptolysin O (SLO) as an adjunct therapy for Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in foals was published in Veterinary Microbiology.
What Dr. Ryan enjoys most about being a veterinarian is witnessing amazing examples of the incredible human-animal bond every day. When not treating patients, Dr. Katherine Ryan enjoys working out, traveling, attending horse racing, and spending time with her family which includes two Australian Shepherds, Sidney and Jasper, and a cat named Nessa.