Dr. Vaughn has always had a love for animals. She is originally from the Westbank of New Orleans, LA. She did volunteer work at Audubon Zoo during middle and high school. She got involved with horses at an early age and worked her way through Pony Club in the Deep South Region graduating with a B rating. Her show experience involves hunter/jumper, dressage and eventing. She was a groom for Area III Young Riders for several years and she worked for some upper level eventers during college as a working student. Dr. Vaughn still owns several horses as well as dogs, cats, and ducks. She has a small farm with her husband, Lee, and daughter, Ailie. She enjoys Spartan races and anything outside in her spare time.
Dr. Vaughn started her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in Animal Science. She completed her Bachelors in Midway, Kentucky (near Lexington) at Midway College with a Bachelors of Science in Equine Science and Equine Therapy with minors in Biology, Chemistry and Business Administration. She complete her DVM at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She went one to earn her CVA (Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist) at Chi Institute in Ocala, FL December of 2014. She completed her CVMMP (Certified Veterinary Manual Manipulation Practitioner) from IVMI (Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute) at Chi Institute in equine in 2016 and canine in 2017. She earned her CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner) from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine June of 2019. She is currently working on her Equine Rehabilitation Certificate through IVMI at Chi Institute and will finish by the end of 2019.
Dr. Vaughn has experience with multiple classes of horses and dogs. She has owned dogs, cats and horses for most of her life and she has shown horses in eventing for many years. She was a veterinary assistant for several years before vet school. She worked at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY as a barn tech during her time at Midway College and she was an assistant for Dr. Mike Sigman DVM in Covington, GA before and during vet school. She continues to learn new techniques and has rehabbed her own performance horses from injury back into the show ring. She did large animal practice for 2 years with King Equine Veterinary Services and she did small animal practice with Woodland Animal Hospital for about 3 years.
My goal for this practice is to be a blend of East (alternative medicine) meets West (traditional medicine). I learned Eastern Medicine when Traditional Medicine couldn’t provide the relief I needed in my own personal life and it opened my eyes to the improvement that individuals can get when nothing else seems to help. Do these techniques always work? No, but I have found that they are very safe and over 90% 0f the time, it provides some degree of relief/comfort to the patient. I strive to make alternative medicine more available to the southside of Atlanta and improve the quality of life that those animals have. I work with multiple species including horses, dogs, cats, goats, and cows. I am open to working with others as well. My practice includes acupuncture, manual manipulation, rehabilitation therapies, and class IV laser therapy. I do not currently have a haul in/office facility, so everything is farm/house call. I am open to meeting groups to split the trip fee. I encourage owners to have a good relationship with a local vet for their routine and emergency needs.