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. 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.
Jake Jensen, DVM, cVMA, cVSMT
Practice Owner since 2021
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.
Lydia Mudd, DVM
Dr. Lydia Mudd grew up on a small farm in Southern Illinois and has always had a love for animals. When she was 10, she used her life savings to buy her first pony, Pokie, whom she owned for 22 years until she passed away in her mid-30’s. Dr Lydia has competed in both English and Western disciplines, and spent summers working as an assistant manager at a stables that offered riding lessons and therapeutic riding programs. During high school, Dr. Lydia began working at a mixed animal clinic, and quickly fell in love with veterinary medicine. She graduated magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Animal Science and Chemistry. She then attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 2014 with recognition from the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Dr Lydia went on to complete a 1-year Equine Field Service internship at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and 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 podiatry, ophthalmology, and internal medicine. She completed a 6-week course at Five-Star Horseshoeing School to further her podiatry knowledge and 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.
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.