Doctor Portrait

Laura A. Werner


Davidson Surgery

Dr. Werner attended the University of Kentucky before transferring to Auburn University to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed a surgical internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute prior to her residency and Master’s program at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Werner stayed on as a clinical instructor at The Ohio State University after her residency and then went on to be a surgeon in private practice in Central California for six years.  In January of 2011, Dr. Werner joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as a Surgery Associate in the Davidson Surgery Center.  She specializes in lameness and equine emergency services.  In addition to her experience as a surgeon, Dr. Werner has worked as a FEI Veterinary Delegate at some of the top Three-Day eventing competitions in the United States. While at Hagyard, Dr. Werner will be continuing her research on septic arthritis and osteomyelitis, which she began as a resident.

What does Dr. Werner find most satisfying about being a surgeon? Find out here.

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Memberships & Affiliations

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA)
Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (KAEP)
Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club (KTFMC)
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)
American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)