ABOUT

Meet Our Staff

Aiken Equine Vet About us page clinic photo

Mitch Byrd, Owner

Dr. Mitch Byrd graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995 and started Equine Veterinary Services in Southern Pines, North Carolina. For Mitch, horses have always been a way of life. He grew up around his stepfather’s Thoroughbred breeding farm, has been a licensed NSA trainer, spent time pinhooking yearlings, was an exercise rider, and also has experience fox hunting.

Celeste Barker, Owner

Dr. Celeste Barker graduated from North Carolina State in 2008. For as long as she can remember, she wanted to be a veterinarian. In school she focused on reproduction research. Currently Celeste has a Thoroughbred mare named Addie that she enjoys practicing lower level dressage with.