LAURA HOWARD STRONG, DVM
HorseSensing Board Member
Dr. Strong’s life-long commitment to the wellbeing of all creatures great and small began at an early age with the observation that, most often, an animal’s greatest opportunity for good health begins with a human bond and the animal’s connectedness with people.
Laura began shadowing her mentor and uncle in his veterinary practice when she was only a teen. Pursuing her dream to become a veterinarian, Laura earned a degree from Bellarmine University and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Purdue University. She owned and directed her own veterinary hospital overseeing a team of six veterinarians, 40 staff members, and the wellbeing of thousands of pets and their families for over 25 years. Her AAHA accredited small animal practice became known for its positive work culture, team leadership style, and quality-focused, long-term associates.Laura is currently the Director of University Relations for Community Veterinary Partners, Philadelphia, PA, she is a member of the Clinical Relations Team at Lincoln Memorial University CVM and she is Vice President of the Board of Directors for MightyVet, a veterinary industry specific nonprofit organization focused on “CPR for the veterinary soul”. Most recently Laura has completed the requirements to become a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP).
Whenever she’s not engaged in the veterinary industry, you may find her after a ride with her award-winning Saddlebreds, Stuart, Walter, and Harley; on her farm in Fisherville, Ky., with a playful, young Dachshund and Doberman, named Jaco and Argo, and a cherished older Whippet, named Sonni; or relishing time spent with those dearest to her heart – husband David and their children.