Allegheny Equine Veterinary Service is a full-service equine and large animal veterinary practice based in Elkins, West Virginia. The practice was established in the Fall of 2005 by Dr. Tracy Walker. For ten years the practice has operated exclusively as an ambulatory service to Randolph, Barbour, Tucker, Upshur, Preston and Pocahontas Counties in the mountains of West Virginia. In May 2015, they opened a 5,000 square foot hospital in Elkins, West Virginia. The practice continues to offer ambulatory care and with the addition of enhanced care in a hospital setting.
Dr. Stacy Church was born and raised just north of Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University, and her veterinary degree at The University of Georgia where she focused on mixed animal medicine. Dr. Church has had a love for horses all of her life, owning horses and competing in the hunter/jumper circuit before becoming a veterinarian. She gained small animal experience working as a technician at a clinic in Atlanta for 5 years prior to veterinary school. Dr. Church also loves to travel and spent time in Florida, Colorado, and Montana this past year at equine surgical centers learning and observing a variety of different cases. In her spare time Dr. Church loves to spend time outdoors with her dog Millie, and also enjoys skiing and spending time with her family. She is very excited to be moving to Elkins this year and can’t wait to get started serving the community. Dr. Church’s main interests are equine lameness, colic, and small animal surgery.
Tracy Walker , DVM
Dr. Tracy Walker grew up in West Virginia, just East of Elkins along the Cheat River. She completed her veterinary training at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine where she focused her studies on large animal medicine and surgery. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Walker remained at the UGA for advanced clinical training in an equine and large animal internship. In addition to her formal training, Dr. Walker has traveled to various areas of the country and gained invaluable experience in sport horse medicine, mare management and foal care. Although, much of her background is in the equine industry, Dr. Walker is also very experienced in beef cow, dairy cow, goat and even llama medicine. Dr. Walker has returned to West Virginia, deciding that there is truly no place like home! Dr. Walker is very active in many organizations that give back to the community and the veterinary profession. Locally, she serves on the Randolph County Park and Recreation Board, Randolph County 4-H Leaders and the Randolph County Regional Riding Club. At the state level, Dr. Walker has served as a board member for the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Walker was also honored to become a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee in 2012. Dr. Walker is also a member of AQHA, NCHA and a certified veterinary judge for the American Endurance Ride Conference. In her spare time, Dr. Walker enjoys spending time riding any of her eight quarter horses and showing her cutting horse.