Our support staff keeps our team on the road and your animals calm and happy to see our doctors!
Jennifer started with McCleery Equine in January of 2021. With a long history of working and training horses, and a background working in a dental office, she is a great asset to the team, both in the field and as a team leader. Jennifer is committed to our clients and assisting them in any way she can! Jennifer enjoys kayaking the Santa Fe River in her free time. She has a sweet dog named Bayou, and an adventurous kitty named Stinky.
Kat Smith joined McCleery Equine in February of 2023. Born in Abilene, Texas and raised in Archer, Florida, Kat is a familiar face to quite a few clients. She's held many positions within the tri-county area, and has grown up within the show industries for both horses and livestock. While Kat has shown everything from western pleasure to western performance horses, these days her focus lies in cutting horses. When not on the truck, Kat and her husband Josh run a breeding operation for AQHA cutting horses. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, working cows and hunting with her family.
Born in St Petersburg, Laura started riding horses and showing in Saddleseat at 8 years old. She attended school in Alachua county at Santa Fe High School and completed the Vet Assistant program through the Ag Department and participated in Show Team for cattle through FFA. After high school, she traveled across the country and has worked with horses in Iowa, New York, Colorado, North Carolina, and Tennessee. She made her way back to Alachua County in June of 2022. In addition to working as a Vet Assistant at McCleery Equine, Laura has completed a NBCAAM approved program and is in the process of becoming a Nationally Certified Equine Bodywork and Acupressure Practitioner. In her free time, she spends time working with her horses and performing Bodywork for clients in Alachua and Marion Counties.