Proffesionalism & Passion for Horses
At PEH our specially trained and dedicated professionals strive to ensure that every patient is treated to the highest quality care. Our primary goal is to exceed our clients expectations so they leave satisfied with our services. We are committed to provide the most advanced medical services whether in our hospital facilities or through our ambulatory services. We offer full orthopedic, soft tissue, gastrointestinal, reproductive and medicine services.
Meet Our Veterinarians
John C. Park, DVM
A native of Estill County, Dr. Park graduated from Auburn University in June of 1997, with a DVM. Later that same year, Dr. Park opened a mixed practice, Estill Veterinary Services, in Irvine, Kentucky. He later moved the practice to Winchester, Kentucky, in June of 2001, first known as Park Animal Care. Dr. Park's interest moved exclusively toward equine in 2004, at which time the practice name changed to Park Equine Hospital. Dr. Park provides all veterinary services with a special interest in surgery. Dr. Park resides in Winchester, Kentucky, with his wife, Tonya, and children, Alec and Blake.
Rhodes Bell, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS-LA
Dr. Rhodes Bell is originally from Lexington, Kentucky. His undergraduate education was completed at Vanderbilt University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish. He then attended Auburn University for his DVM. Specialty training in Equine Surgery and Lameness was completed at the University of Missouri where he also received a master’s degree in Veterinary Science. In addition, he successfully completed the certification examination to earn the title Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Large Animal. Before coming to Park Equine Hospital, Dr. Bell had an internship after graduation at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida; following residency at the University of Missouri he briefly worked in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Dr. Bell's interests are in surgery and lameness. When he’s not busy at the clinic, Dr. Bell enjoys SEC football and basketball, closely following Thoroughbred racing and attending live events, cycling, reading and spending time with his wife, who is also a veterinarian, specializing in Cardiology and his dogs.
Courtney Boysen, DVM
Dr. Courtney Boysen is from Olathe, Kansas. She received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, followed by a DVM in 2011 from Kansas State University. Following graduation, she completed a one-year equine medicine and surgery internship at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital in Navasota, Texas. Dr. Boysen returned to Kansas State University, where she completed a three-year equine internal medicine residency. Before joining Park Equine Hospital, Dr. Boysen worked at a mixed animal clinic in Missouri.
Dr. Boysen’s interests are internal medicine and neonatal critical care. Dr. Boysen enjoys watching K-State football, horseback riding, and hiking. Dr. Boysen resides in Lexington with her husband, their dog, and three horses.
Tyler Aschbrenner, DVM
Born and raised in the great state of Kansas, Dr. Aschbrenner received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2008 from the Kansas State University. Upon graduation, Dr. Aschbrenner accepted an equine ambulatory internship at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida. In 2009, Dr. Aschbrenner returned home to attend Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While completing his DVM, Dr. Aschbrenner worked as an emergency surgery and large animal ICU technician, at the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. He also completed an internship under Dr. Shell at Thistledown Racetrack and Northfield Park Standardbred track in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Aschbrenner has been with Park Equine Hospital since July of 2013 as one of the clinics first interns and has been a staff veterinarian since July 2014. Dr. Aschbrenner has a special interest in equine sports medicine and equine reproduction. Dr. Aschbrenner resides in Lexington.
Bryan Waldridge, DVM, MS, DABVP (Equine Practice), DACVIM
A native of Bardstown, Kentucky, Dr. Bryan Waldridge joined Park Equine Hospital in December of 2015. He received his DVM from Auburn University. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Waldridge became a faculty member at Tuskegee University and Auburn University, where he taught large animal internal medicine. He then went on to work for Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital as an internal medicine clinician. Dr. Waldridge was also a resident veterinarian for Kentucky Equine Research, where he was responsible for herd health of research horses and overseeing nutritional research and development of new products. He was also the treating veterinarian at the equine quarantine facility for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Most recently, Dr. Waldridge worked for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, where he was the treating veterinarian and worked the 2015 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland Race Course. Dr. Waldridge has a special interest in internal medicine and clinical pathology. He and his wife, Sonja reside in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Dr. Drew Hestad
Born in Ada, Oklahoma, and raised in Georgia, Dr. Drew Hestad grew up showing and training cutting horses. Because of his participation in cutting horse events, Dr. Hestad won several scholarships which put him through college. After graduation from Berry College, he moved to Lexington with his wife Nicole in 2008. While in Lexington, he worked at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and completed his master's degree in reproductive physiology at the Gluck Equine Research Center.
In 2012, Dr. Hestad was accepted to the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. During his tenure at Auburn, Dr. Hestad further cultivated his interest in reproductive physiology by participating in the student theriogenology club, and in several research projects. One such project was at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, where Dr. Hestad was introduced to endangered species reproduction.
Now back in Lexington, Dr. Hestad is excited to be working at Park Equine Hospital as an associate. At Park Equine Hospital, Dr. Hestad is available for all ambulatory needs, including reproductive work. Dr. Hestad, wife Nicole, and two daughters live in Lexington. He enjoys playing with their two dogs, taking on woodworking projects, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats!