Meet the Veterinarians of Old Dominion Equine Associates

Dr. Keith Brady

Keith F. Brady, DVM

Dr. Brady is an FEI accredited veterinarian with emphasis on pre-purchase exams and lameness in both sport horses and Thoroughbreds. Whether you have the ultimate athlete or the ultimate couch potato, Dr. Brady excels at developing a plan for optimizing your horse's comfort and performance.

Dr. Brady has developed a reputation for thorough pre purchase examinations based on his familiarity with the sports the horses are expected to compete in. He has vetted numerous 6 and 7 figure horses. He is also experienced in issues regarding the international movement of equines.

Keith co-founded Old Dominion Equine Associates in 2002, a practice that has become a well-respected veterinary group. He has treated horses at numerous international competitions including: The National Horse Show at Madison Square Gardens in New York (1996-2001), The Asian Games in Guangzhou, China (2010), Pardubice CCI*** in the Czech Republic (2011), and the 2012 Olympic Games, London, England. He also attends many horse competitions around the country.

Dr. Brady is often available to perform purchase examinations with just a few days notice. Please contact him or the office to make arrangements.


Dr. Jeffrey Beshear

Jeffrey S. Beshear, DVM

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Beshear is a graduate of Duke University and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After moving to the Charlottesville area in 2000 to pursue his interest in sport horse medicine, Jeff married Emily Mastervich Beshear, a professional three-day event rider.

Along with their young son, Nicholas, they own and operate Brickland Farm, a full-service boarding and training facility. As co-founder of Old Dominion Equine Associates, Jeff’s veterinary interests focus on sport horse lameness and diagnostic imaging.

Please feel free to email Dr. Beshear at

Dr. Tiffany Snell

Tiffany M. Snell, DVM

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Certified Veterinary Chiropractor

Dr. Snell joined the Old Dominion Equine Associates team in 2010. Hailing from Northern California, Tiffany graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2004 with a BS in cellular biology and from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 with an equine emphasis. Tiffany’s veterinary focuses include chiropractic, acupuncture, and field surgery.

In her spare time, you will probably find Tiffany riding a horse; in the hunt field whipping-in for Farmington Hunt Club, or competing with her thoroughbreds, Fig and Firebee.

Please feel free to email Dr. Snell at

Dr. Carly Cowherd

Carly Cowherd, DVM

Dr. Cowherd is a 2015 graduate of The Virginia - Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Carly's professional interests include sport horse medicine, nutrition, and preventative medicine. Carly has completed multiple externships at Old Dominion Equine Associates during her four years of vet school, thus many of you are already familiar with her. Carly grew up in Montclair, Virginia. Prior to attending veterinary school, she spent some time working in the field of Bioinformatics for the Medical College of Virginia after receiving her Master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Outside of work, Carly enjoys distance running, reading, and eventing her Irish Sport Horse, Lace, who will be accompanying her to Charlottesville along with her torti cat, Elle.

Please feel free to email Dr. Cowherd at:

Dr. Payge Fleming

Payge Fleming, DVM

Dr. Payge Fleming is the newest member to our team; joining Old Dominion Equine Associates in 2020. She originally from Northern California were she received her BS in Animal Science at the University of California – Davis. Payge then went on to complete her Doctorate at the University of Kansas-College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Following her schooling, Payge complete a private practice equine internship at Park Equine Hospital in Lexington Kentucky. During her internship she was involved with a broad spectrum of cases and developed a strong interest in internal medicine, neonatal medicine, lameness and preventive care.

In her spare time, Payge enjoys long distance running with her dog Barley and riding her Appendix horse Colt.

Dr. Fleming can be reached through email:

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Melissa Robertson — Office Manager


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