Walnut Cove, North Carolina Call us: (336) 593-5422
Latitude 36 Mobile Veterinary Services
E-mail us: info (at) lat36vet.com
Kim D. Gemeinhardt, DVM
Dr. Gemeinhardt graduated from Auburn University College
of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and opened her own veterinary practice in an area of North Carolina she had come to know and love while visiting family. Twenty-plus years on, Latitude 36 Mobile Veterinary Services is one of the few large animal practices in the region that caters to horses, cattle, small ruminants (sheep, goats), and camelids (llamas, alpacas) with equal dedication and expertise.
Kim's love of horses and other animals is lifelong, but it took her awhile to turn it into a veterinary career. She had ridden and trained show hunters and jumpers for many years, but along the way she must have been inoculated with the veterinary bug, because after working in various other fields for 15 years or so, she went back to college, her sights set on vet school.
As Kim puts it, "I was always on my way to vet school; I simply took the scenic route."
Kim and her husband Walter built the practice from the ground up, starting with nothing but a piece of vacant farm land and an old mobile home. Today, the farm has a purpose-built barn with treatment facilities, a round pen, an arena, and truck and trailer parking for clients who want to haul in their animals.
Walter was an essential part of the practice until his death in early 2014. However, his legacy lives on, as "Latitude 36" would not have become a reality without him.
Family portrait (2010):
Walter and Kim with Barney (veteran of the Iraq war) and Underdog (veteran of many adventures in the work truck).
Dr. Kim Gemeinhardt
with her horse Rumline ("Rummie").