Heidi Goggin, DVM

Dr. Goggin earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she worked in general practice in Portland, Oregon before discovering a passion for emergency medicine. Seeking a bigger challenge, she moved here to Lexington, Kentucky in 2017 and has been working for BVS ever since. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, reading, and riding her horse. Dr. Goggin and her husband Sean have two pets they love dearly, a terrier-mix named Chloe and a cat named Belle. Dr. Goggin also owns an off-track-thoroughbred and ex-polo pony Twig.

Nina Waldron, DVM

Dr. Waldron earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and was an Honors Scholar in Equine Science from Colorado State University. She went on to earn her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. After graduation, Dr. Waldron completed an internship in Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. Her clinical interests include emergency medicine and surgery, and small mammal exotics. Outside of work, Dr. Goggin enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband, Jeff, and dog, Paisley. Paisley is a 7-year-old Jack Russell.

Gabriel Perez, DVM

Dr. Perez earned his undergraduate degree in Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus. After earning his Bachelors Degree, Dr. Perez attended St. George’s University at Grenada, West Indies where he became a doctor of veterinary medicine. He practiced small animal general medicine for a few years in Florida before relocating to Lexington, Kentucky where he held a 1-year rotating internship at Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency before joining our team full-time. Dr. Perez’s clinical interests include internal medicine, ER medicine, and general practice. Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities, water sports, and playing/watching sports. He owns 1 mixed breed dog named Bucky with his girlfriend, Gabby.

Carley Suarez, DVM

Dr. Suarez earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of North Florida and immediately after, attended the University of Florida where she earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine. Upon graduating with her veterinary degree, Dr. Suarez completed a 1-year internship at Green Meadows Dairy Farm at Michigan State University before beginning to work in a mixed animal practice in Kentucky. Not too long after, Dr. Suarez joined our team as an emergency doctor. Her clinical interests include small animal surgery, client communication/quality improvement, preventative medicine and epidemiology, food animal medicine and surgery, antibiotic stewardship, and employee training and protocol management with a focus on Spanish speaking employees. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, reading, cooking, eating, and gaining proficiency in the Spanish language. She is an owner to Homer, a 7-year-old mixed breed dog, and Marge, a 3-year-old German Shepherd.

Walker J. Roan, DVM

Attending the University of Kentucky for nearly 3.5 years, Dr. Roan was was accepted to and began veterinary school at the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine without completing her undergraduate degree. After graduating in 2004, Dr. Roan completed a 1-year rotating internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. She stayed on at Hagyard’s as an associate veterinarian for an additional 4 years before becoming the partnering owner of a mixed animal practice in Bourbon County, KY. Dr. Roan eventually made the decision to part ways with her mixed animal practice and joined our team as an emergency veterinarian in fall of 2019. Her clinical interests include trauma and soft tissue surgery and practicing medicine with an emphasis on supporting the human-animal bond in the recovery of sick animals. In her spare time, Dr. Roan enjoys riding her horses, cooking, hosting friends and family, and spending time with her children. She owns 5 horses, 5 ponies, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 7 chickens, 2 parakeets, 2 Gouldian finches, and a couple Beta fish at her personal farm.