Meet the Team


Scott Thompson, DVM
Equine Veterinarian

Dr. Scott Thompson earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2000. During his time at Purdue, he received the Pharmacia & Upjohn Proficiency Award in Surgery.  His interest in equine veterinary medicine stems from experiences gained while competing on a national horse show level, and in 1984 was the National Appaloosa Youth Show Champion Barrel Racer. His opportunities volunteering at veterinary practices from an early age set the stage for a future in veterinary medicine. Practice interests include all aspects of equine practice, especially his focus on equine Dentistry.  In 2010, the Indiana Farrier Association awarded him with the Clyde Stringer Award for his dedication to the advancement of Farriery in the State of Indiana.  Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners (IAEP), and served as a past President of the IAEP.  Client education is a high priority to Dr. Thompson.  He regularly hosts, and allows other industry professionals to host, educational meetings at the facilities of JVC.  Relationships built with clients provide him with great satisfaction. Dr. Thompson supports the local community through his involvement in many organizations including educating students at local public and private schools, Brownie Troops, Horse & Pony Club, 4-H, and local therapeutic riding centers.  He is a board member of the Hamilton County Board of Health.  At home, Dr. Thompson enjoys time spent with his wife, Leslie, and three daughters, Norah, Polly and Ingrid. His family enjoys attending church, water sports, archery and spending time outdoors.


Dr. Jake Jensen

Jake Jensen, DVM, cVMA, cVSMT
Equine Veterinarian

Dr. Jake Jensen grew up in Northwest Indiana and developed an interest in veterinary medicine at a very young age. He attended Purdue University for both his undergraduate and professional studies, earning a B. S. in Biology in 2010 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2014. During his time at Purdue, Dr. Jensen acquired diverse veterinary skills in both equine and small animal studies, competed on the Purdue Horse Judging Team and Triathlon Club, volunteered at a working draft horse farm, and traveled to Mongolia on a veterinary mission trip. Following graduation, Dr. Jensen completed a one year internship at Idaho Equine Hospital. During this internship, Dr. Jensen gained extensive experience in equine sports medicine, lameness, and surgery of western performance and sport horses. Dr. Jensen has also completed certifications in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy, and is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors. Dr. Jensen’s primary interests include integrative sports medicine, regenerative therapies, and ultrasonography. Outside of work, Dr. Jensen enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindsay, his 2 daughters, being outdoors, and being involved with his church.


Dr. Lydia Mudd

Lydia Mudd, DVM
Equine Veterinarian

Dr. Lydia Mudd grew up on a small farm in Southern Illinois. She has always had a love for animals. At 8 years old, after much pleading, she began taking horseback riding lessons. When she was 10, she used her life savings to buy her first pony, Pokie, whom she still owns today. She began competing in both English and Western disciplines, and worked at a local stable that had busy lesson and Therapeutic Riding programs. During high school, Dr. Lydia began working at a mixed animal veterinary clinic, and quickly fell in love with veterinary medicine. She graduated magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University, earning a B.S. in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry. She then attended the University of Illinois, she merited membership to the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society and graduated from the Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She completed a 1-year Equine Field Service internship at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She was then invited to stay on within the department as a locum clinical instructor. Dr. Lydia enjoys all aspects of equine practice, but has a special interest in ophthalmology, podiatry, and reproduction. She is currently working toward achieving a farrier certification with the American Farrier’s Association. Dr Mudd and her husband, Levi, both enjoy traveling, hiking, horseback riding, and cooking.


Dr. Katie Hornberger

Katie Hornberger, DVM, DACT
Equine, Canine & Feline Reproduction

Dr Katie Hornberger grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. Her strong love for animals started when she was a little girl. At 9 years old, her parents won a horse riding lesson.  Since that day, Katie fell hard for horses. She continued western riding lessons and soon knew she would be a veterinarian. She graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Animal Science from Purdue University in 2009 and continued to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2013. Upon graduation, Dr. Katie did a 1 year equine and small animal internship near Cincinnati, Ohio. Following her internship, she pursued a 3 year Theriogenology residency at Oklahoma State University, where she addressed the reproductive needs of all species.

During her residency, Dr. Katie had the opportunity to acquire advanced reproductive skills including equine embryo transfer, oocyte aspiration, semen processing and freezing, high risk pregnancy management, and various other techniques. In addition, she had the opportunity to acquire skills in canine breeding management, trans-cervical artificial insemination, semen processing and freezing, medical pyometra management, c-section planning, and other various skills.

Dr. Katie enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in both equine and small animal reproduction and neonatal care. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, riding her mare, hiking with her dogs, and baking.