Deer Creek Equine has two full time veterinarians on staff to assist you with you horse’s care. We also have 2 staff members to assist in scheduling and answer any questions you have.
Allison Vornkahl is our Office Manager. She joined Deer Creek Equine in June 2012. She grew up in Connecticut where she attended Nonnewaug High School’s Ellis E Clark School of Agriculture, taking classes in Horse Management & Veterinary Science and was an active member of the National FFA. In 2008 she graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Animal Science. At that time she relocated to Virginia. She currently resides in Cartersville with her cats Cloud, Tifa & George. In 2014 she co founded Powhatan Equine Rescue League, where she currently serves on the board and manages the Leagues second barn facility. In her free time she petsits, is a distributor for Young Living Essential oils, enjoys bowling, attending local NASCAR races and spending time with her horse, Montana.
Kayla Wilson is Deer Creek Equine Clinic’s vet assistant. She grew up in Powhatan, Va and has been able to ride her entire life. Kayla worked for Deer Creek Equine Clinic as her first job. (2010-2011) She then went to work at Belmead Stables and Riding Club as an Assistant Barn Manager and Riding Instructor. She traveled to Union, KY and became CHA certified as a Level 4 English Instructor and a Level 2 Western Instructor. Kayla has taught riding lessons for over 12 years and has been CHA certified for the past 4 years. She has worked in a small animal vet clinic, worked as an Equine Dentist Assistant, and also has experience working with dairy and meat cattle, sheep, and hogs. Kayla still resides in Powhatan, Va with her Red Heeler-Cattle dog, Solo. In her free time she enjoys anything outdoors, teaching lessons/training horses, canning and gardening, and being with her family.
Mickey is our littlest herd member. He came to the clinic in May of 2015 through Powhatan Equine Rescue League as a 1 year old stud colt. The plan was for him to find an adoptive family after he was gelded. However while he waited for the procedure Dr Arledge fell in love with him and decided to adopt him herself. Mickey has since settled in and has become the clinic mascot. He made is first public appearance at the 2015 Powhatan Christmas parade. He always loves to meet new people and enjoys running around & kicking up his hooves.