BS Equine Science with emphasis on Equine Physical Therapy
Kim Chester is an equine therapist on staff at Florida Equine Veterinary Services.? She received her B.S. in Equine Studies with a concentration in Equine Therapy from Midway College in Midway, KY.? In the Equine Therapy program, she studied the proper uses and effects of a variety of therapeutic modalities and manual techniques including therapeutic laser, magnetic therapy, and acupressure.?? ???
While attending Midway College, Kim worked with broodmares and foals at Old Bradley Place and Shadowlawn Farm. ?She performed in the breeds show at the Kentucky Horse Park.? For one summer, she worked at Surgi-Care Center for Horses in Brandon, FL.? Kim showed on the IHSA Western Equestrian Team for 4 years placing in the top 7 at IHSA Nationals her freshman and senior year.? She finished her senior year in the open division-the second highest riding division in IHSA.? During the therapy program she treated horses in the Midway College riding program, at KESMARC, and the handicapped for riding facility at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Since joining FEVS, Kim has filled many volunteer positions for several years.? Among those include helping as a volunteer at the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners Symposiums and judging or scribing at SEDRA Competitive Trail Rides. She travels to Lexington, KY every year to work with her mentors for continuing education.? She is currently the Vice President of Education at Southlake Toastmasters in Clermont, FL for the 2010-2011 Toastmaster year.
What They're Saying
Kim Chester is a wonderful equine therapist, a true asset to FEVS. Kim has a very gentle and calming way with the horses, even when they are in distress. She also has a calming effect on the stressed owners too! The first person you come in contact with at FEVS is Lynne Straight. She always does a great job scheduling my appointments and keeping track of what and when my horses are due for their preventative care. I can highly recommend FEVS! They have always been there for me and my horses!
What They're Saying
Great people, Kim is very knowledgeable and adorable. Dr. Jones is super to work with!!