Equine Emergency?


Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Marcella graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in Biology and English before attending the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He was an assistant professor of Comparative Medicine at the University of Virginia and started a private practice in Virginia, near the Virginia Horse Center before moving to the Atlanta area to be part of the veterinary staff for the '96 Olympic Games. Dr. Marcella has devoted his practice to the health and welfare of the horse, and places a special emphasis on lameness and sports medicine. He travels throughout the country teaching continuing education for other veterinarians and horse owners, and hosts numerous students at his practice throughout the year. Dr. Marcella has been an FEI veterinarian for over 25 years and is involved with the United States Endurance team as a veterinary selector. He is one of the few FEI 4* rated endurance vets in the country and has ;traveled both nationally and internationally, working with athletes and their riders at the highest level of their sport. Dr. Marcella also works as an FEI veterinarian in the jumping discipline as well. When not working, Dr. Marcella enjoys playing hockey, and spending time with his wife, Elfie, and son, Sevario, at their farm.

Kaylin Touch, DVM

Dr. Touch is a 2012 Texas A&M graduate, and moved to Georgia in 2014. Her veterinary background includes mixed animal practice as well as general and emergency small animal practice before joining KLM Equine full-time in 2015. She grew up riding hunters and jumpers, and has done some eventing. She is married to Brent, and when not tending to patients, they enjoy hiking with their dog, and spending time with their rabbit and cat.

Jennifer Waits, Office Manager

Jennifer is a Canton, Georgia native, and graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with a degree in Animal Science. Jennifer has been with KLM Equine since 2011. Not only does she ensure that the office runs smoothly, but she gets the doctors where they are going every day. Jennifer is married to Micah, and enjoys spending time riding her horses, and spending time with her family - two cats, a bird and two dogs for now - when not at the office.


Cooper Waits, Associate Office Manager

Cooper was born and raised in Georgia. She is a blue fronted Amazon parrot, belonging to Jennifer and Micah Waits and has been the official office greeter since 2011. Cooper's favorite office tasks include filing and helping the phones ring. When not at work, she enjoys singing Taylor Swift, peanuts, and most of all, donuts. But she will happily eat peanuts and donuts at the office, too.