Our Careteam

Kate Jenkins

Veterinary Assistant/ Surgery Assistant

After attending Strayer University, Kate joined the Valley Equine team in November 2011. Her hobbies include horseback riding and hiking with her family. She is married to Jeremy and has two wonderful daughters, Rebecca and Lauren. Both of her daughters are active in 4-H and horse showing. Her family is no stranger to animals as they have five dogs, one cat, two horses and three goats.

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Stacey Hough

Office Manager

Stacey is the office manager at Valley Equine and has been employed with us since 1999. She is a 1993 graduate of Shepherd University with a BS in Accounting and Economics. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with family.  She lives in Charles Town with Dr. Chip Daniel and their children, Abigail and Carter.

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Mary Ella Cogle

Accounts Receivable & Collections Department

Mary Ella attended Shepherd College and has been at Valley Equine since October 2000. She has been happily married for 22 years and blessed with three great children, one dog and one cat. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, crafts, and volunteering when needed. Her family operates a small farm with registered shorthorn cattle and suffolk sheep.

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Margaret Henderson


Margaret joined the Valley Equine team in February 2005. She is happily married to Patrick and together they have three beautiful children: Morgan, Ellie and Lucas. Her family loves animals; they have two dogs (Max & Dakota), sheep, cattle and one goat. Margaret enjoys cooking and spending time at the farm with her family.

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Cheri Vest

Accounts Receivable/Billing

Cheri joined the Valley Equine team in April 2006. She is married to her wonderful husband Dave. In her spare time, she enjoys riding with her husband on his Harley. They have four cats and a yellow naped amazon.

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Tara Rose

Surgical Administrator/Reception

After becoming a Certified Trainer in First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross, Tara joined the Valley Equine team in November 2012. She has been with her wonderful husband for 12 years. She has two great children (one son and one stepdaughter). In her spare moments, Tara enjoys spending quality time with her family.

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Christi Gainer


Christi began working at Valley Equine Associates in January of 2013. She is currently attending the University of Phoenix working on an Associate’s Degree and has three children at home. Christi and her children enjoy hiking together and playing with their beagle mix, Lily. In addition to Lily, Christi’s family also has a beagle named Daisy and a herd of Boar goats.

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Thomas (Scooter) Washington

Barn Attendant

Scooter began working for Valley Equine in 2000. He has a lovely girlfriend of 13 years, Denise, and a five year old boxer named Buddy. He enjoys horse racing, golf and motorcycle riding in his free time.

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