Staff

Dr. Steve O'Grady

Dr. Steve O'Grady was a professional farrier for ten years prior to obtaining his degree in veterinary medicine. He learned the farrier trade through a formal apprenticeship under "Hall of Fame" farrier, Joseph M. Pierce, of West Chester, PA. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. O'Grady did an internship in Cape Town, South Africa and then a second internship with Dr. Dan Flynn at Georgetown Equine Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. He has since combined his skills as a veterinarian and as a farrier to better understand and treat hoof problems. He operates Northern Virginia Equine in Marshall, Virginia which is a referral practice devoted to foot disease and equine therapeutic farriery. He also operates a consulting service where he travels worldwide to treat complicated podiatry cases. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers in the veterinary literature, numerous papers in the farrier literature, written seven book chapters and edited two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America on therapeutic farriery - all resulting from his extensive work in equine podiatry. He presents seminars and lectures extensively on equine foot problems and therapeutic farriery both in the US and overseas. In 2003, he was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame and in 2009; he received the AAEP President's Award for his work in farrier education.

Martina Roebuck

Martina Roebuck has been associated with Dr. O'Grady for the past thirteen years. She doubles as both the office manager and a experienced veterinary assistant. Martina spends much of her spare time taking care of her animals 6 dogs, 6 cats, 3 horses, 1 cockatoo, 1 ferret and 5 ducks.

Jendaya Regina O'Grady

Jendaya Regina O'Grady,
my daughter and very capable assistant. Jendaya has now assumed the day to day management of the office and does the accounts. She is a freshman at VA Tech and has aspirations of becoming a medical doctor or a veterinarian.


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