veterinary & chiropractic
care for your equine
Dedicated to your horse’s well-being and peak performance, Olde Towne Equine offers full service veterinary care whether you are a back yard horse hobbyist, seasoned competitor, or somewhere in between.
About Olde Towne Equine
IT ALL STARTED WHEN...
It all started when my husband and I decided to move here from Lexington, Kentucky in 2009. Olde Towne Equine officially opened later that year. Since then I have had the opportunity to grow a successful business based on strong communication with owners, managers, and trainers, using a ‘whole horse’ approach for diagnosing problems, working closely with farriers, alternative medicine and referral veterinarians as needed.
I especially enjoy dentistry and treating lameness. There are so many ways to make horses more comfortable and keep them performing at their best. Tempering new advances in medicine and diagnostics with experience and thorough clinical examinations I have created a balance in my service to Fredericksburg and the surrounding counties.
I look forward to meeting you as a new client and getting to know your horses.
Should your horse ever require care outside the scope of our practice, we will provide a referral to one of several excellent clinics with boarded specialists who will continue the high level of care we strive to provide.
Dr. Kate's Story
Kate Moga grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a child she spent most of her free time at “The Barn” known then as Willowbrook, now as Millington Stables. She grew to love horses and enjoyed foxhunting and riding in local shows.
In 1986 she left Virginia to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Art History (with Honors) and Political Science.
In the early 1990s she lived in Colorado where she waited tables, worked in retail, as a chef, and flew gliders and small airplanes. In fact, for her own cake-making business, she flew cakes to nearby small mountain towns—Telluride, Crested Butte, and Montrose included.
After a stint of more than two years teaching children in New Zealand, she returned to Virginia, still searching for a satisfying profession. It was then she met the esteemed Dr. Nat White of Equine Medical Center in Leesburg and began doing research for papers on soft tissue pathology and colic while working as an equine nurse at the referral hospital. After a few months she knew she had found her calling. For a brief time she worked with Dr. Reynolds Cowles, friend and mentor, at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic before matriculating to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.
After graduation she worked briefly as an intern in Maryland before being offered a full associate position in Lexington, Kentucky. While living in Kentucky she married her husband, Jeffrey Johnson, and the couple decided to return to Virginia, settling in Fredericksburg. Dr. Moga established Olde Towne Equine, LLC in December 2009 and has enjoyed serving Olde Towne and surrounding counties.
She previously competed in three day eventing at the FEI level. Although she doesn't have much time to ride now, she and Jeffrey enjoy participating in the local running races.