Hi! My name is Lauren Wade and I have been a veterinarian at Big Creek Veterinary Hospital since 2003.
I grew up just north of Columbus, Ohio where I spent all the time I wasn’t studying riding horses! I started riding hunter/jumpers when I was eight years old and competed in the short stirrup division with my welsh-arab pony “Dr. J.” I moved up to the pony hunters and rode my buckskin quarter horse pony, “Rainbow Connection” and on to the junior hunters and equitation on my Anglo-Trakehner mare “Lunar Eclipse.”
I started riding Dressage when I was in college at Wittenberg University (just west of Columbus in Springfield, Ohio). I loved the four years I spent at Wittenberg, and would have stayed longer …if they would have let me, and if I hadn’t been so excited to be attending vet school at Ohio State University.
I bought my first dressage horse, Foli or more formally “Portfolio” when I was in veterinary school. I am pictured with Folio and my two Jack Russell Terrorists – Sasha and Laika.
A riding friend, (who is a Big Creek Client) set me up on a blind date with Frank Kaminski. We were married January 20, 2007.
When I am not working or riding, Frank and I enjoy working on our house and in our yard, and playing with Sasha and Laika our four-legged children.