Kara L. Vittitow, DVM grew up in Nicholasville, Kentucky. She attended Transylvania University from 1996 to 2000 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 2004. After graduation, she spent two years at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. The first year consisted of a rotating in-hospital internship program after which she remained on staff as an ambulatory associate and resident veterinarian for Shadwell Farm. She then joined Van Balen Equine Associates of Lexington, Ky in 2006 where she was encouraged to indulge her desire to learn about acupuncture and chiropractic therapies while acting as an ambulatory veterinarian. Kara attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in 2007 for training in acupuncture medicine. She attended Options for Animals Chiropractic College in 2008 and became certified as an animal chiropractor by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She was an adjunct teacher at Options for Animals Chiropractic College from 2008 to 2016. In 2011, she joined Chet Blackey, DVM, PLLC where she worked as an equine ambulatory veterinarian while incorporating small animal and equine chiropractic and acupuncture.
Kara began her own practice, Animals in Motion PLLC, in 2013 with the ultimate goal of pursuing her interests in acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal and food therapies. She had become disillusioned with the everyday traditional western medicine mantra of giving an injection or a pill to fix one certain symptom or problem. While she fully appreciates the great benefits of western medicine, she wanted to treat her patients from a whole body, functional medicine point of view. She is currently pursuing continuing education in Food Therapy and Herbal Therapy.
When she's not practicing veterinary medicine, Kara enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, and two daughters, Kaylin and Brycin. Gardening, trail riding, boating and yoga are her current pastimes when life permits. She has one rotten pit bull mix rescue, two frisky barn cats and two spoiled off the track Thoroughbreds that she and her husband use for trail riding once lake season is over. She also dabbles in beef cattle with her mother and brother on their family farm.