Animal Doctors
Phone: (502) 267-4087
10129 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40299
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Our Vet Team


Dr Cary Gayheart

drgayheartCary Gayheart is a Kentucky native and went to the University of Louisville for her undergraduate studies. For vet school, she decided to combine her love of travel with her career goals and moved to Dublin, Ireland to attend the University College Dublin. After graduation in 1999, she worked in emergency work for 2 years before settling into general practice. She joined the staff at Animal Doctors in 2011. She loves that the staff and clients feel like family and strives to make sure each experience in Animal Doctors is positive for the pet and the client. Her goal is to provide loving, compassionate care for all her patients through all their life stages.

She lives in Lyndon and shares her home with her husband and son, a Pug/Schipperke and two cats. When not working, she likes to enjoy her family, read, knit and sometimes sleep!

Dr. Megan Viniard

Dr. Viniard grew up in central Ohio where her passion for animals grew through her involvement in 4-H. She raised and showed horses, lambs and rabbits. She received her bachelors in Animal Health Technology from Murray State University in 2010, and then went on to veterinary school at The Ohio State University where she graduated in 2014.

She joined the staff at Animal Doctors in March of 2018 where she loves the family like atmosphere. Dr. Viniard enjoys all aspects of caring for her patients, but she especially loves focusing on surgery and treating behavior concerns. Many pets are scared when they come to the vet, and her goal is to make every vet visit as low stress and enjoyable as possible.

Dr. Viniard likes to spend her free time with her husband, Jeff, and their dogs in the woods. They enjoy hiking, backpacking and camping. She also likes working on training with her pups, reading, and running.

Patient Care Team

Wendy Gentry

wendyWendy has been an employee of Animal Doctors since 1997. In that time, she has worked in every department from client care to medical care to surgery. Currently, she is the senior patient care assistant and handles inventory management for the clinic so she is super busy behind the scenes!

Wendy’s favorite part of the job is the family atmosphere and how close we are to our clients.

She is a graduate of the University of Louisville but is an avid UK Wildcat fan. In her spare time, she cheers on her Cats and enjoys the outdoors, listening to classic rock music (especially the Beatles!), and playing with her cat, Barnabas.

Brittany Semegen

britneyBrittany joined our team in August of 2016 after working with the Kentucky Humane Society for 3 years. She loves getting to work with our patients one on one as a patient care staff member, helping them live long and healthy lives. Her favorite part of the job is meeting our clients and seeing how much they love their pets.

She lives in Louisville with her husband and son and they share their home with a dog and 2 cats.

Paige Tharpe

Paige has been working in veterinary clinics since she was 16. She graduated veterinary technician school in 1992 and has been working as a licensed technician ever since. Her favorite aspect of this profession (besides the animals) is being the "spoke person" for the pet to the pet parent. Helping clients understand the best care for their pet and getting to know the families individually are what keeps her coming to work everyday.

Paige grew up in Florida on a farm and has had many different species of animals. Currently, her family has a rescued pitbull named, Dozer, 2 cats (Kudzu and Mary Weebles), a guinea pig (Nibbles) and a bearded dragon named, Skitter.

She and her husband have two boys and as a family, they love to explore and do outdoor activities like hiking, paddling and fishing. They moved from Atlanta, Georgia and have lived in Kentucky for about 10 years and are loving the change of seasons and the slower pace.

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