Brockman to open new veterinary practice in Liberty

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By Joberta Wells

Casey County has a new veterinarian.  
Dr. Courtney Brockman will soon be opening her Casey County Veterinary Services clinic at 190 Hustonville St. (across from A&D Supermarket) in Liberty.
She is still waiting on medical equipment to be delivered, and the probable opening date is July 17 if all the medical equipment arrives as expected.    
Brockman is no stranger to rural areas and the needs of farmers and pet owners. She grew up on a farm in rural Harrison County near Oddville, where her family raised commercial cattle and tobacco.    
After college, Brockman graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.
When she returned to Kentucky, she worked in a veterinary practice in Irvine for three years before deciding to open her own practice.      
Although her clinic isn’t open, Brockman has been taking farm calls using her specially equipped veterinary truck and portable X-ray machine.
She has been working cattle with local farmers for a few months and has enjoyed getting to know some of the Casey County cattle farmers.     
Brockman will see small animals in the clinic when it opens, offering diagnosis, treatment, surgery, hospitalization, X-ray, laboratory testing, and dental work.
She is planning to expand the size of her building so she will be able to offer boarding in the future. 
Working with Brockman in the clinic will be a receptionist and a veterinary technologist who will also go on farm calls with her. 
Brockman married Brent Brockman, an Adair County native, shortly after graduation from veterinary school.  
Brent is a full-time farmer, and he and his wife have a cattle farm in Hustonville where they run a herd of 200 cows. They also raise 100 acres of their own tobacco plus another 100 acres for a farmer in Casey County.
The Brockmans have a 1-year-old son, Wilson, who sometimes accompanies his mother on farm calls. The family attends Moreland Christian Church.