Dr. Kim Henneman is a native of Utah. She graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University in 1981 and is a 1986 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she did an internship with a racing practice in Ireland.
She received her IVAS certification in veterinary acupuncture in 1991 followed shortly by her AVCA certification in veterinary chiropractic (the twenty-first in the US). She finished her certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2000. Dr. Henneman has completed training in both basic and advanced classical veterinary homeopathy and has integrated classical homeopathy for both companion and equine patients into her practice since 1994. In 2006, she traveled to China to study Traditional Chinese and Tibetan Veterinary Medicine and is currently working on a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine from the Chi Institute and the Southwest Veterinary College in Sichuan, China. In 2008, Dr. Henneman passed the AAVA's advanced acupuncture exam, becoming only the 12th veterinarian in the country to do so.
Dr. Henneman’s practice, 60% performance equine/40% companion animal, covers six Western states, Hawaii and two New England states and exclusively involves complementary therapies. The performance horses in her practice cover all disciplines including endurance, racing, eventing, dressage, jumping, Western/English Pleasure, reining, roping, cutting and barrel-racing. She has worked on numerous National, World and FEI champions. In 1996, she was a team veterinarian for the World Championship Endurance team of His Highness Sheik Maktoum and the United Arab Emirates. She has also accompanied the U.S. Equestrian Endurance Team to the World Equestrian Games in Spain (Sept 2002), the Pan-American Championships (Sept 2003) and the World Endurance Championships in Dubai (Jan 2005). A large part of her companion animal practice involves helping people and their animals (including cats) through serious chronic illnesses such as arthritis, renal disease, geriatric issues and cancer. She is mentioned as a consultant in NYT best-selling author Ted Kerasote’s 2013 book on canine health, Pukka’s Promise: the Quest for Longer-lived Dogs.
Besides practicing sports medicine for performance horses, Dr. Henneman is a regular consultant with Intermountain and national avalanche, search and rescue, law enforcement, agility, fly-ball and obedience dogs. For many of these groups, she works closely with working dog-handlers developing programs using integrative medicine to help them maintain working and performance health by identifying and responding to problems early thus preventing additional injury and down-time from work. Dr. Henneman was organizer for the first-of-its-kind sports medicine center for the working and security animals (dogs and horses) for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games incorporating thermal imaging, acupuncture and chiropractic. She is a regular speaker at the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue's Biennial Avalanche/SAR Dog Conference. For several years she was the on-site veterinarian at the Soldier Hollow Sheep Dog Classic, one of the top herding competitions in North America. In 2010, she attended trail veterinarian training for the Iditarod Sled dog race as well as being a pre-race veterinary examiner for sled dog competitors. In 2011 and 2012, she was an Iditarod trail veterinarian. In 2012, during only her second year as a trail veterinarian, she was selected to be a member of the prestigious Seppala Award (award to musher for best dog car) selection committee in Nome. An injury prevented her from attending in 2013. Dr. Henneman was one of the first veterinarians to employ thermal imaging in canine performance medicine and rehabilitation, both in the clinic and in the field.
Dr. Henneman has authored several articles in national equine magazines such as Dressage Today, Equus and Sport Horse, and her first video on identifying soreness in the performance horse has received wonderful reviews. She has a chapter in Dr. Allen Schoen's most recent edition textbook on veterinary acupuncture as well as a discussion on the future of veterinary homeopathy in the August 2001 issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America – Equine. She has been consulted for articles on saddle fit for Horse Illustrated (2004) and alternative medicine for the performance horse for Western Horseman (2007). In 2008, she contributed a chapter to the next equine Chicken Soup installment, The Ultimate Horse Lover. In 2013, she contributed the section on the use of "Thermal Imaging in Performance Dogs" in the new textbook Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (eds Zink & van Dyke).
Dr. Henneman is a popular speaker and lecturer throughout the US and Europe, having spoken at the Equitana Horse Festival in Louisville, KY, and the US Eventing Association Annual Conference; veterinary schools at Tufts University, Colorado State University, Purdue University, Ohio State University and Facultad Autonoma Veterinŕria (Barcelona, Spain); 2000/2003 Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy; and the 2001 annual meeting for the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons. She has also been an instructor at the Colorado State Veterinary School’s acupuncture course and has been a regular speaker at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association’s annual conference, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Western Veterinary Conference and other state and veterinary school conferences.
Dr. Henneman was a member of the Executive Board of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (99-03). She is currently a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture board of directors. She also is a member of: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, Association of Canine Sports Medicine, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, Veterinary Botanical Medicine Assoc, Utah Veterinary Medical Association and the United States Eventing Association
Dr. Henneman lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, Pat, and their herd of horses, pack of dogs and a wad of cats. Her hobbies are photography, 3-day Eventing, photography and old planes.
Dr. Hadlock joined Animal Health Options in 2009 after moving from New York. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After a year-long internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, she joined Gramercy Park Animal Clinic in Manhattan for 5 years before transitioning into a career of cardiology with the founders of Cardiopet who provide unique transtelephonic veterinary electrocardiography to clients in the U.S. In 1995 she became board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
Her experiences as a competitive road and track cyclist opened her to alternative therapies. In 2000 she became certified in veterinary acupuncture and is a member of the International Acupuncture Society. She met Dr. Kim Henneman through her large animal externship needed for certification. In 2002 she joined Dr. Henneman’s veterinary team servicing the working animals of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics.
Late 2008 Dr. Debbie made the “big move” from New York to Utah to join Animal Health Options while continuing her position as a cardiology consultant for Idexx Telemedicine. In 2008 Dr. Debbie did her Tui Na training at the Chi Institute in Florida. This was followed with further advanced training in herbal medicine also at the Chi Institute in Florida as well as in Spain from February 2010 through the spring of 2012.
In September 2012 Dr. Debbie left her position at Idexx Telemedicine to devote full time to her practice at Animal Health Options. She recently completed an intense 226 hour post graduate training for both small and large animals in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Chiropractic) at the Healing Oasis in Wisconsin.
She has lectured both nationally and internationally and has contributed to a number of journals and textbooks. Notably she has written chapters for The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, a popular veterinary textbook in its 5th edition and was an editor and contributor to the first internal medicine textbook in the Czech Republic -- Nemoci Psa a Kocky. Recently she was fortunate to have the opportunity to write the scientific review for Ted Kerasote’s new book Pukka’s Promise –The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs.
Dr. Debbie has also been a proud participant at the world renowned Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska from 2010-2012. The first year involved training. The second year she was a veterinary rookie out on the trail, and in 2012 she returned as a seasoned trail veterinarian stationed at Nome in charge of all dropped dogs coming in at the end of the race. She is looking forward to Iditarod 2014 and working with these amazing canine athletes.
In her spare time, Dr. Debbie enjoys cycling, speedskating, skiing, equestrian endeavors (she is a certified endurance judge), bikram yoga and the piano. She looks forward to providing whole life health care to all her patients!!