Amanda-Jo King, DVM

Amanda-Jo King, DVM

VETERINARIAN

Educations & Trainings

University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, 2011

Professional Memberships

AVMA, GVMA (Georgia), FVMA (Florida)

Dr. Amanda-Jo King

Amanda-Jo King DVM is a native Floridian and has always fostered a love for animals great and small. Veterinary medicine was not always her goal, but a pivotal summer spent working with a veterinarian to care for her families’ two horses convinced her it was the right path to take. Since her graduation from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, she has practiced veterinary medicine throughout the country. As her husband is in the Air Force, they continue to move every few years. They are currently stationed in South Korea with their young son and two cats.

Recent Articles

Anemia in Horses
Anemia in Horses
What is Anemia in Horses?Anemia is a common disease process in the horse and there are many causes that may lead to it. The most common type of anemia seen in horses is anemia of chronic inflammation. Anemia occurs when there is a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBCs). RBCs are one of three cell types that are in the blood, and are responsible for carrying oxygen to the body’s...
How To Foster Foals
How To Foster Foals
After an intense labor and delivery, on top of a long 11-month gestation, a newborn foal will shortly stand up and start nursing their mare. Unfortunately, there are instances when this seemingly natural event does not occur. In a worst-case situation, the mare may have died during or shortly after birth. Most of the time when this occurs, it is due to dystocia (difficult birth) or colic related...
Do Horses Show Affection?
Do Horses Show Affection?
Horses are very social and affectionate animals. They cannot verbalize “I love you” but they can communicate those sentiments through their actions. Not all horses show affection in the same ways though. Here are some things to look for in your horse’s behavior to know he loves you. How Do You Tell If Your Horse Likes You?One of the best experiences with horses is entering the barn and as...
How to Read a Horse's Body Language
Communication is an essential part of our lives, but not all communication is verbal. We can communicate with our horses through the use of body language. By being perceptive, we can learn what they are trying to tell us. And make no mistake, they can read human body language too. Learn how to read our horses from front to back: Ear Body LanguageWe can learn a lot about how a horse is feeling by...
Fusing Joints in Horses
Fusing Joints in Horses
What is Fusing Joints in Horses?Ankylosis is a medical term for abnormal stiffening of a joint due to fusion of the bones. It can occur naturally or as a desired result of a treatment called facilitated ankylosis, used for instance in cases of severe degenerative joint disease. Arthrodesis is the surgical procedure to fuse joints; typically involving stainless steel screws and plates. The process...
White Line Disease in Horses
White Line Disease in Horses
What Is White Line Disease in Horses?White line disease in horses is a disease localized to the hoof. Also known as “seedy toe” because of its appearance, it is a common disease that can vary in severity affecting horses of any age, sex or breed. Though it occurs most often at the toe, it can occur in the heel or quarter regions of the hoof. One or multiple hooves may be involved. The process...