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Meet Dr. Maureen Kelleher and Her Pets!

August 04, 2020

Meet Dr. Maureen Kelleher and Her Pets!

Hey everybody, I’m Maureen Kelleher. I am a veterinarian in Northern Virginia. I do equine medicine and mostly do sports medicine, lots of imaging, and I’m also a surgeon so I cut a colic every now and then. Right now, I am out at the farm going to catch my beautiful thoroughbred horse and go for a ride. Trudging along behind me are my two canine companions that you’ll meet along the way.

This is my dog Blu. He’s leading the way out to the pasture to pick up my beloved horse Pernicious. This little turkey is actually blind. He gets along pretty well by his nose. He is a Catahoula Hound dog mix. He was born blind but man he can get around like the best of ‘em and he loves coming out to see the horses. 

That old guy, that’s my Mr. Tyson. He’s an old boxer dog. I rescued him a few years ago, or at least I adopted him from a boxer rescue as a senior dog. He is about 11 or 12 years old and going strong. He loves having a little snack on some fresh grass out here at the farm before he picks up some other delights along the way. 

This handsome dude trudging along beside me trying to itch his face on me is Pernicious. He is a second career thoroughbred racehorse and we do a little bit of eventing out here in Virginia where the environment is ripe for jumping over fences out in a big field. He is an inspiration for me in my career. I love working with athletic horses. One of the things I’ve done in my career is learn how to do acupuncture and some other remedies along the way that help maintain athletic horses. By doing a lot of acupuncture, I fell into another career which I’ll go over in a second once I get the horse to cooperate with me a little bit better.

One of my other career endeavors has been to develop or help develop a medical records software program to service the veterinary industry. When I was doing private practice acupuncture, I found that it was really difficult to record my acupuncture stuff and keep track of it and have it have some meaning to others in my practice to understand what my interpretation of the acupuncture visit was. They might use it when managing the horse themselves. 

So, at the time, long time ago, we developed just an app and its basic function was to record acupuncture medical records. Well, let’s fast forward to 2020 and we have a full-blown medical records program that serves all of the veterinary medicine world. Not just acupuncturists, not just chiropractors, not just equine folks, but everybody out there working as hard as they can to take care of horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, snakes, and everybody.