For the sake of the horse
General wellness visits are an integral part of equine health. We recommend routine exams every 6 months.
Our team is experienced and knowlegable to keep your equine athelete sound and healthy.
A happy horse has a healthy mouth. We offer sedation dentistry with either power dental instruments or hand floatation.
We offer cutting edge reproductive services at your farm including managing cycles with fresh cooled or frozen semen and embryo transfer. Stallion services available as well
A critical component in the search for your next equine companion. We offer comprehesive prepurchase exams.
Our emergency care is provided by Bluegrass Equine Emergency Service. These dedicated equine emergency vets handle cases after business hours and on weekends. Call (502) 377-3327 or visit
We offer the most up to date, evidenced based therapeutics.
We offer digital radiology, ultrasonography, upper airway endoscopy an we have access to the best laboratory testing to ensure the best care for your horse.
Gas Light Equine Veterinary Practice opened in the summer of 2006. That is when Drs James and Kerry Beckman moved back to the Louisville, Kentucky area. Since then, the practice has grown from a pickup truck and a cell phone to a full service mobile equine veterinary practice.
Gas Light Equine is a three veterinarian practice that services horse farms in 10 counties in two states. We are a team that prides ourselves on providing high quality veterinary care and customer service to all of our clients. Please view the Services page of this website or call us for information on how we can help you and your horses.
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JAMES BECKMAN, DVM
James is a native of Southern Indiana. He was raised in Lanesville, a small town about 15 miles west of Louisville. Dr Beckman is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing vet school, he worked as an associate in a private practice in Pennsylvania. After two years in Pennsylvania, Dr Beckman moved back to the Louisville area to be closer to family and to start a new veterinary practice with his wife. Dr Beckman is a also a Certified Control Judge for the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC). When he is not working, James enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, and cheering for Oklahoma State University Cowboys. GO POKES!
KERRY BECKMAN, DVM,
DIPL ABVP (Equine)
Kerry grew up in Oldham County, spending her youth showing hunters and participating in Pony Club. After graduating with honors from the University of Florida, she completed an internship in an equine hospital, and worked as an associate in a busy equine clinic in Oklahoma. She then completed a residency in Equine Sports Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her residency she became board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Equine Practice. Dr Beckman has been published in peer-reviewed veterinary journals, and has authored several chapters in the Equine Five Minute Veterinary Consult. Dr Beckman enjoys working horse shows and other equine events.
PO Box 1126
Prospect, KY 40059
Dr. James Beckman
Dr. Kerry Beckman
Bluegrass Equine Emergency Svc