Dr. Keri Wynn
Perhaps no one is prouder and more pleased that Dr. Keri Wynn became a veterinarian than her grandfather.
“I grew up around my Pap’s small horse farm in southeastern Kentucky. He instilled in me my love of animals. He was never a veterinarian, but always wanted to be. I think my becoming a veterinarian, in a way, partially made his own dream come true.”
Dr. Wynn grew up in Middlesboro, Ky., on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders. “We had all sorts of animals,” she says, “from horses to goats to dogs and peacocks. I even had a pet raccoon. Angel was my favorite childhood dog, along with a cat named George and a goat named Susie Q.”
“I learned early on that watching how someone treats animals is usually a pretty good litmus test of their character. I love working with pet owners who share that same love for animals that I do, and because of that I have met some amazing people (and their pets) throughout my career.”
Dr. Wynn’s love of animals brought her to the University of Kentucky, where she majored in Animal Sciences. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn. “While I loved Alabama, I bleed blue, and my heart has always been in Kentucky.”
Dr. Wynn thoroughly enjoys all aspects of practicing veterinary medicine but has a special affinity for veterinary dentistry. Dental disease prevention and treatment represents a large portion of the practice’s focus, given the prevalence of periodontal disease in pets.
Dr. Wynn is married to her high school sweetheart, Derrick, and together they have two sons, Asher, and Liam, and two dogs — Bogey, an 11-year-old Jack Russell terrier, and Ellie, a 10-month-old golden retriever.
“I love getting to be around people that I genuinely enjoy working with but getting to watch pets and families grow is by far the best part about this job. Getting to know families and being a small part in their pet’s journey is extremely rewarding. I’ll always be a small-town girl from Appalachia getting to live out my dream.”