K. Leann Kuebelbeck, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Kuebelbeck, Board Certified Surgeon, received her veterinary degree from Kansas State University and completed her internship and surgical residency at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida.

She then came to Brandon, Florida to co-found Surgi-Care Center for Horses n 1995. She became sole-owner of Surgi-Care Center for Horses in March 2009.

Dr. Kuebelbeck’s professional interests include both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Kuebelbeck was the 2009 President of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP) and serves on the Program committee for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

Dr. Kuebelbeck joined the NAVC Board of Directors in 2012.

When did Leann first know she wanted to be in veterinary medicine?

“From the time I could talk and write, I wanted to be a horse vet. When my Mom passed away in 2003, I retrieved my “baby book” from our home. Starting in Kindergarten and then every year thereafter through elementary school, there was a page in the book that asked who your friends were, teacher’s name, what you wanted to be when you grew up, etc. On every single page I wrote a “horse vet.” It was absolutely a part of who I am from the time I could talk. I’m lucky to have always known what I wanted to be, and I pursued it and achieved it. Ultimately I love going to work every single day!”

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