Lizzy Aksten

Lizzy has had a passion for horses that began at a young age. As an active pony club member,
this help to lay the foundation for her equine career.
She grew up in a drafty old New England farmhouse and chose to pursue an equine career
before returning to college. She spent a year in England as a working student where she was
able to compete her horse Buckingham in numerous horse trials and show jumping
competitions. When she returned she helped manage her mothers Ashwood farm, which was a
busy horse boarding and lesson operation. There she taught lessons, trained horses and
continued to compete in eventing, competing through the intermediate level. She has taught a
few of the local pony clubs in NH and Massachusetts and also has experience as a pony club
examiner and course designing. The decision to go to vet school seemed a natural extension
of an already horsey life.
She obtained her undergraduate degree from New England College. This school was near to
home so she could continue to work on the farm. She received her DVM from Ross University
and attended Virginia Tech for her clinical year. While on the island she participated in open
water swimming as well as running on the beautiful sugar cane roads.
Lizzy graduated in September of 2018 and spent the winter as an intern at Rood and Riddle in
Wellington Florida. Lizzy enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has special interest in
lameness and podiatry.
Her spare time is usually spent outdoors. She also enjoys gardening, playing the violin and baking.

Contact Us

4122 Zulla Road
The Plains, VA 20198

Phone: 540-364-4950
Pharmacy: 540-506-5060
Fax: 540-364-4987

Location Hours for Equine
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm

We are on call 24/7 for emergencies- please call 540-364-4950 anytime