Our Staff

Dr. Sara Perkins

Dr. Sara Perkins graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Dr. Perkins then interned at the highly esteemed Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY. She went on to the University of California at Davis to study and work with the equine internal medicine group. She started Equine Medical Services in 2003.

Sara grew up riding show jumpers under the instruction of Terrie Hook who was a great influence in her life. She also rode the cutting horses that her father bred and competed on. Sara decided to become a vet after losing her first horse, Vandy. Her current riding interests include dressage, fox hunting, trail riding,  and polo. She is the proud owner of a Lusitano stallion, Lustitano mare and a growing string of polo ponies.


Dr. Bretta Bauman

Dr. Bauman was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She started riding when she was ten, cleaning stalls for her lesson money. She bought her first horse off the track when she was 14. His lameness issues are what started her interest in equine medicine. She has been taught in dressage, hunter, eventing, and natural horsemanship. Dr. Bauman learned to start horses under saddle and has trained numerous horses. After her undergraduate degree in Pre-Veterinary from Univ. Of Findlay, she joined the Peace Corps and lived in a bush village in Niger for two years. There she worked with livestock, women's groups, agricultural and health non-profits to improve the lives of the villagers she lived amongst. She received my Masters in Toxoplasma research in Sheep from Tuskegee University and from there began Veterinary medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Bauman's cat Ponder has kept her company at school. In her spare time, she loves to do yoga, go hiking, read, go to breweries and wineries, and ride horses. Her current horse, Rainy, a Tb mare, she started under saddle as a 4 year old, is now 19. She is an absolute gem. She's very quiet, awesome in the arena and on trails, and loves being groomed. She has been leased by two friends who dote on her. She hasn't been able to ride during Vet school and looks forward to doing so again.

Her interests in the field are in lameness, podiatry, dermatology, internal medicine and preventative medicine.


Holly Rydman

Holly Rydman was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated in 1994 with a BA in Health and Fitness Management. She then began working at PLU and started earning her masters degree. Holly has put her management skills to good use managing the offices of seafood companies, several construction companies, a recreation center and now Equine Medical Services.

Holly got her first horse at age 13, but was a horse crazed little girl long before that. Holly is married, has 4 children and currently lives on a small 10 acre farm with her dogs, cat, goats and of course numerous horses. In her spare time, Holly can be found trail riding or chasing cows with her Paint, watching one of her thoroughbreds race and spending time with her kids - ie taxiing them to their various activities. When Holly needs to relax she enjoys quilting, reading, photography or heading to Alaska to spend time with her husband on their crab boat.


Jenny Cerney, LVT

Jenny started doing hunter/jumper/dressage at the age of 13 after spending her childhood riding friends of the family's horses in local rodeos and on trails. She got interested in racing during this time as her trainer had an OTTB that she had run and many of the show horses were also OTTB. She married her husband in 2003 and moved to WA from MO upon her husbands orders from the Navy. Jenny began working for a trainer on Emerald Downs and worked her way up from stall cleaner, to rehab coordinator, to farm manager and gallop girl. Her experiences here encouraged her to pursue a career in the veterinary field.

She graduated from Pierce College Vet Tech Program in June 2012. She continued to work for the racing trainer as well as part time for 2 small animal clinics. After welcoming her twin boys at the end of 2013, she chose to stay part time at 1 small animal clinic and raise her children. Her family moved to a small hobby farm in Yelm. They enjoy their OTTB gelding and several other animals. After 6 years in small animal vet work, she was ready to go back to horses.

She spends her free time with my family and friends doing SCA, and camping, riding and running the farm. Jenny also likes to cook and garden.


Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson was born and raised in Northern California. She grew up working for Arabian horse farms, and has owned and loved horses her entire life. She has been a vet tech, off and on, since 2004. She loves trail riding her horses, horse camping, and goes as often as time allows. She is owned by four rescue cats, 11 chickens, and two horses!