Members of the Board

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​*Members with expired terms shall continue to serve until reappointed, or a new Board Member is appointed to their Board ​​position.

John C. Park, DVMChairmanParis, KYEquineTerm Expires: 9/28/2024

Gene Smith, DVMVice ChairmanHazard, KYSmall AnimalTerm Expires: 9/28/2022

Thomas M. DormanBoard MemberFrankfort, KYCitizen-at-LargeTerm Expires: 4/6/2025

Dianne J. Dawes, DVMBoard MemberGeorgetown, KYSmall AnimalTerm Expires: 9/28/2025

Timothy R. Gardner, DVMBoard MemberScottsville, KYLarge / Food AnimalTerm Expires: 9/28/2026

Stephanie M. Kennedy, DVMBoard MemberFrankfort, KYSmall AnimalTerm Expires: 9/28/2024

Philip E. Prater, DVMBoard MemberHillsboro, KYEquine / Food AnimalTerm Expires: 10/30/2027

Jennifer K. Quammen, DVMBoard MemberWalton, KYSmall AnimalTerm Expires: 10/30/2027

Amy J. Staton, EdD, LVTBoard MemberMorehead, KYLicensed Veterinary TechnicianTerm Expires: 7/14/2024

VacancyBoard MemberKentuckyAllied Animal Health Professional

R. Steve Velasco, DVMKentucky State VeterinarianProxy designee for the Commissioner of AgriculturePermanent Seat

Michelle M. ShaneKBVE Executive DirectorAAVSB Director, 2022-2024

Amanda C. BriggsApplications Specialist

Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MALegal Counsel

L. Dena Fitzpatrick, DVMBoard Investigator

Coy St. Clair, DVMBoard Investigator


Interested in serving the constituency of the Board and the animals and people of the Commonwealth? Submit your application for the Board today.​

KBVE ​​Board ​Committees

  • Budget Committee
  • Complaints Screening Committee
  • Education and Outreach ​Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee
  • Wellness Committee