The Black Hills of Western South Dakota:
EquiMedic USA is the corporate creation of mother and daughter team Sharon Baker and Kelsey Baker. This team carries on a multi-generational family tradition of equine involvement that tracks across this great country since early family members came to the United States from Europe.
Sharon Baker is a graduate of Kansas State University, Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota. She holds degrees in Agricultural Journalism, Home Economics, Animal Science and Agricultural Leadership.
As the corporate founder of EquiMedic USA, Inc., Sharon Baker, CEO, has enjoyed a professional life time of involvement in both the livestock production industry, and livestock health fields. She was professionally involved with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, and eventually as the Marketing Director of a nationally based genetics company, owned by a veterinary group. Baker has served the livestock and equine industries in Minnesota as a Governor appointee to the State Board of Animal Health; retiring after two terms as President. Email Sharon
Truly a family effort, Baker’s brother, noted Equine Practitioner, Dr. Richard K. Norton, DVM, of Lincoln, NE, was also involved with EquiMedic USA, as a technical consultant and advisor, until his untimely passing in 2016. Dr. Norton maintained an active equine practice in eastern Nebraska while remaining involved with his three daughters and staying active in his church. Dr. Norton had also been the veterinarian of record for the Lincoln Pioneer Park for many years, where administered to the health needs of herds of deer, elk and bison.
A graduate of Kansas State University, Dr. Norton returned to eastern Nebraska, his families roots, working for a practice there during his intern years. He then served the United States Air Force in several posts as a military veterinarian. Following his departure from the Air Force as a Captain, Dr. Norton began his single man practice, specializing in horses, near the south edge of Lincoln. His practice included breeders, professional equestrians, trainers, weekend warriors, and horse lovers in eastern Nebraska . He vetted many horse activities at the famed Lancaster Event Center, a full time host to many equine events, and Dr. Norton's county fairgrounds.