Kendra Peruski, LVT

Kendra Peruski, LVT

Kendra Peruski is a Licensed Veterinary Technician from Bad Axe, a rural town in the Thumb of Michigan. She graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Baker College in Flint, Michigan. Kendra previously worked at Thumb Veterinary Services in Sandusky, Michigan, a mixed animal practice. She did various tasks with small and large animals alike. It was there she discovered her passion for equine medicine. She is now gracing us with her knowledge and passion for equine medicine.

Growing up she competed in 4-H with horses as well as other species of animals and was part of the equestrian team at her high school. Some of Kendra’s hobbies include golfing, skiing, traveling, reading, as well as spending time with family and friends. She adores her nephew and godson, and enjoys spending time with both of her sister’s dogs as well as her cat, Zee.

I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician here at Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic. I assist doctors in both in-clinic and farm-call appointments. I perform restraint techniques, assist in procedures, administer and monitor anesthesia, educate clients, and help keep clients and their horses happy and healthy.

I really enjoy that every day is a new day, and each new day brings new and exciting cases. In addition to each day differing from one another, I really enjoy seeing and working with all the different breeds and disciplines of horses. Learning something new each day is a very rewarding part of my job and it allows me to broaden my knowledge in equine medicine.

I would say my greatest skills include understanding that no two horses are the same. What one horse liked or tolerated, another might not. The knowledge I gained in college, as well as real life previous experiences, are helpful in many situations. I think being able to notice the subtle signs of discomfort, fear, intolerance, and comfort are very valuable in my position. Also, being able to think quickly on my feet and plan what a case might entail are valuable skills.

The skills I have acquired are very beneficial to not only horses but their owners as well. Bringing forth what I learned in my education process or in past experiences has helped me when a situation becomes difficult with a horse. It is my responsibility to keep the veterinarian, owner, and horse safe during procedures, and I do not take that lightly. Proper restraint is huge, so having knowledge and experience to back up how to handle a difficult horse is very important in keeping everyone, including the horse, safe. Being able to think quickly on my feet and plan ahead is important as well because situations change all the time and it is best to be prepared for whatever might happen.

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