Sherman, IL --- Walker Standardbreds, owned and operated by Dr. Kenneth Walker and his wife Patricia since 1975, is proud to welcome two new additions to their staff. Dr. Brian Kennedy has been hired as the new staff veterinarian while Amanda Grim joins the team as the office manager.
Dr. Kennedy was born and raised in Newton, Ill., and his family has been active in the horse industry for many years. He received his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from Western Illinois University and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois.
He is certainly not “new” to Walker Standardbreds, as he has worked on and off for the Walkers for the last 10 years. He will assist Dr. Walker in maintaining the overall health of the farm’s horses, which includes 115 broodmares, 75 yearlings and five stallions.
He adds that he “looks forward to working with Doc and Pat and to gain their knowledge from their many years of experience.”
Grim resides in Mason City with her husband, David, and their children. She was born and raised in Southeast Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Animal Science.
In addition to her many duties in the office, she will also be responsible for updating and maintaining the farm’s website and social media outlets.
She states, “I’m excited to be a part of this amazing group. Everyone here has been so nice and welcoming of me; it has truly been wonderful. I am looking forward to working with all of the horse owners in the very near future as our foaling and breeding season is just around the corner.”
Walker Standandbreds is located at 7793 Farrand Road, Sherman, IL 62684. The farm specializes in breeding both on farm and outside owned Standardbred mares and raising high quality yearlings to be sold and trained for the harness racing industry.
Breeding and boarding inquiries should be directed to 217.496.2378.