Katherine (Kate) Baldwin, DVM, MS
Dr. Kate was born and raised in south-central PA and is thrilled to be back in PA permanently after 4 long years of vet school on the west coast and all over the US. Dr. Kate has been obsessively involved with horses since the age of 9, exploring many aspects of equine sports including 4-H, trail riding, hunter-jumpers, driving and eventing. Her joy is horses, but she also loves almost anything with four legs, particularly tortoises.
Dr. Kate took a non-traditional course in her education by first completing an AA at Harrisburg Area Community College before transferring to Shippensburg University to complete a BS in Biology. While applying to vet school, she also completed an MS in Biology with a Master’s thesis entitled “The Prevalence of Tick-borne Pathogens in South Central Pennsylvania and Surrounding Regions”. Dr. Kate earned her DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences in California. WesternU’s unique curriculum of problem-based, case-based learning and two full years of clinical experiences has helped to prepare her for a sole-practitioner, ambulatory practice.
Dr. Kate has been doing equine dentistry for 12 years and is excited to finally be able to offer her clients and patients full service veterinary care as well. She is licensed in PA and MD and can draw Coggins and write health certificates in both states. Dr. Kate also works at Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter one day a week doing spays and neuters.
Tom Crouse , Equine Dental Technician
Tom didn’t discover his love of horses until the age of 18 when he began working on the Maryland race tracks as a groom, then exercise rider and amateur race rider and tattoo technician and assistant for the racetrack veterinary group. He began doing equine dentistry under the watchful eyes of the veterinarians and eventually became busy enough to create a full-time job and business, Maryland Equine Dental, Inc. (MED) in 1997. In 2000, Tom moved to PA while continuing to serve MD and eventually expanding business into PA.
Tom and Kate have worked as a team since the end of 2005 and do not plan on changing that. Tom will continue to do equine dentistry but will also have an active role in the veterinary medicine side as well.
While not working on horses, Tom plays guitar in a classic rock/country band called “Gravy” and DJs events and parties for fun. Tom also enjoys doing demos and presentations for 4-H and horse-related groups.
Alysha Ryan, Equine Dental Technician, Veterinary Assistant
Alysha graduated from University of Maryland in 2012 with a bachelors of science in Animal Science. During her time at UMD she was a part of the Equestrian Club and volunteered at the campus farm. After graduation, she worked on a small mountain horse breeding farm. She met Tom and Kate at this farm when they came to float the horses’ teeth and began working with Maryland Equine Dental, Inc. in January 2014.
Alysha’s roles include performing dental work, veterinary assistant and client communications.