Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierce’s passion for horses began at a very young age. Her father and grandfather were veterinarians, and she grew up working with standardbred racehorses. She also showed saddle seat with her morgan horse. In 1993, Dr. Spike-Pierce graduated from veterinary school at Michigan State University.
She has held previous positions as KAEP and KVMA Presidents and is also very active in the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Her areas of veterinary interest include field diagnostic imaging, conformation, lameness and public sales. Once Dr. Spike-Pierce was selected to take over for Dr. Rood, she completed her MBA through The Ohio State University in 2017. Dr. Spike-Pierce is married to veterinarian and shareholder Dr. Scott Pierce. They have two daughters, Vivian and Audra. In Drs. Pierce and Spike-Pierce’s spare time, they own and operate a thoroughbred breeding farm, race standardbreds and enjoy watching their daughters ride.