Animal Science Department

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences


Kim A. Sprayberry, D.V.M.

Dr. Kim Sprayberry with a flowering bush in the background

Associate Professor, Veterinarian

Office: Building 10, Rm 148

(805) 756-2442


Dr. Kim A. Sprayberry is a Board-certified equine internal medicine specialist. She grew up in a farm community in the San Joaquin Valley, where her family raised grapes. She attended UC Davis for both an undergraduate degree in Physiology and for veterinary school, from which she graduated in 1988.

Dr. Sprayberry worked in a mixed small animal and dairy practice in Lemoore for one year and then on the southern California racetracks for several years before returning to Davis for an internal medicine residency in 1994. She completed the residency and became Board-certified in 1998, after which she joined the 50-veterinarian staff at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee (now Hagyard Equine Medical Institute) in Lexington, KY, where she has spent most of the past 10 years.

In addition to practice, Dr. Sprayberry also is active in various aspects of veterinary medical journalism, and has worked as an assistant editor for Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Journal of Veterinary Research.

At present, Dr. Sprayberry is a co-editor for the textbook series Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, is a frequent contributor to other veterinary publications, and is a frequent speaker at veterinary continuing education venues such as the AAEP annual convention and the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care symposium. She frequently serves on the review boards for several research foundations, is on the Public Relations Committee of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and is a member of the AAEP Educational Programs Committee, which produces the scientific program for the annual convention. Dr. Sprayberry also serves on the Board of Directors for the biotechnology company Equinext in Lexington, KY. When not working, she enjoys kayaking, archaeology, and participating in mission trips with church.

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