Dr. Lisa Kivett grew up in Kinston, North Carolina where she enjoyed riding hunter/jumpers and dressage horses. Lisa attended NC State University for undergraduate studies, pursuing a degree in Animal Science. After completing three years of undergraduate training, Lisa was admitted early to the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University.

During veterinary school, Lisa was an active member of many organizations, co-founded a student chapter of the Society for Theriogenology (veterinary reproduction) and served as president of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, where she implemented many new programs and founded the “youth horseman’s day” which is an ongoing event at the vet school. Lisa also supplemented her education by attending equine-specific conferences, completing a research project on embryo transfer, and working as a technician in the large animal teaching hospital on weekends.

Following graduation from NC State in 2007, Lisa completed a rotating internship in equine medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University, followed by a three-year residency in equine internal medicine at Auburn University. As a resident, Lisa worked under the guidance of highly-trained specialists to hone her skills in neurology, cardiology, neonatology, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, ultrasound, endoscopy, and much more. During that time, she also earned a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Lisa's Masters thesis involved a prospective scientific study of the effects of phenylbutazone (“Bute”) and firocoxib (“Equioxx) on equine lameness. She obtained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2013.

Lisa is certified in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue at the Operations Level through TLAER, Inc. which is a world renowned large animal technical rescue course instructed by subject matter experts Dr. Tomas Gimenez (retired) and Dr. Rebecca Gimenez.  In addition to being the advisory veterinarian for 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC, Lisa is the advisory and attending veterinarian for Sandhills Horse Rescue, a non-profit equine rescue organization based in the sandhills area of North Carolina. 

4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC is blessed and extremely fortunate to have a well-established professional relationship with Dr. Kivett, her Associate Veterinarian Dr. Emma Poole, veterinary technician Kelli Kwapnioski, and the rest of her clinic staff.

Please visit www.FoundationEquineClinic.com for more information about Foundation Equine Clinic and our good friend, associate, and best equine veterinarian around, Dr. Lisa Kivett.