Meet our Staff
Dr. Timm Gudehus, DVM, DACVS, DECVS
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Gudehus comes to Indiana from Germany where he has served as an equine surgery specialist since 2012. He is board certified by both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the European College of Equine Surgeons (ECVS). His love of horses and equestrian sports dates back to his early childhood, growing up in a family with a long history of horse riding and breeding. His interest in riding show-jumpers turned semi-professional as he finished high school and went on to veterinary school in Munich. After earning the German equivalent of the DVM degree, and completing an internship in Munich, he came to the U.S. for an internship in equine orthopedics in California, followed by a residency in equine surgery at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
"This additional training in the U.S. exposed me to all the equine disciplines that I hadn't seen until that point, especially thoroughbreds, racing quarter horses and a little bit of western performance," said Dr. Gudehus. "That was followed by a two-year stint as a staff surgeon in Auckland, New Zealand, which added the very last discipline that I hadn't worked on, which was Standardbreds."
Dr. Gudehus returned to Germany with his wife, an American citizen and small animal veterinarian, to become the leading surgeon of one of the largest and fastest growing hospitals in Europe, where he worked on Olympic level warmblood horses. "That adds up to 13 years as a veterinarian, almost ten in my surgical training, and six years as a boarded surgeon, on three continents and back, in every discipline," he said.
Now he looks forward to returning to the U.S. to take-on the challenge of opening the new Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital. "I am excited about the fact that pretty much all these equine disciplines are gathered around the new facility in Shelbyville.
Dr. Kayla Le, DVM
Dr. Kayla Le earned her DVM degree at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and then completed an equine medical and surgical rotating internship at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and a large animal surgical internship at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Omaha, Neb., Dr. Le participated in western horseback riding growing up. She also owned horses and was involved in the rodeo.
Cheryl Boyd, BS, LVT
Chief Anesthesia Technologist
Cheryl Boyd, BS, LVT comes to the Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital with extensive equine experience. She graduated with a BS in Biology & Equine Science from Judson College, in Marion, Alabama in 2005. While working in Kentucky, Cheryl broadened her areas of knowledge in Thoroughbred farm management, equine reproduction, foaling and neonatology. She also became proficient at Thoroughbred and Standardbred sales preparation. After graduation in 2011, with an AAS in Veterinary Technology from Morehead State University, Cheryl accepted a position at Park Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. While at Park, she gained experience in anesthesia, surgical nursing, radiology, patient care, medical emergencies, and ambulatory work.
Cheryl is a member of the Kentucky Veterinary Technician Association, the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. She has one horse, Samson, an off the track Thoroughbred, and currently lives with Harley, the world’s GREATEST dog ever, and Tiger, the world’s worst cat. Ever.
Shelby Harber, BS, RVT
Lead Diagnostic Imaging Technician and Surgical Nurse
Shelby is a Registered Veterinary Technician from Wabash, Indiana who recently joined the Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital team as the lead Diagnostic Imaging Technician and Surgical Nurse at Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital. She is a 2013 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Business Management, where she rode on both the Western and English intercollegiate equestrian teams. She is also a 2015 graduate of Vet Tech Institute at IBC Fort Wayne with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Shelby is a member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians.
Morgan Allen, AAS, RVT
Veterinary Technician & Surgical Nurse
Morgan Allen, BS, RVT is from Brown County, Indiana who recently joined the Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital team as a Veterinary Technologist and Surgical Nurse. She is a 2017 graduate with her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University. Morgan’s love for horses began in high school when she worked for Dr. Roger Beam at Midwest Equine and Veterinary Hospital. During her schooling, she spent a summer at Conley and Koontz Equine Hospital working side by side with the veterinarians and technicians where she gained experience in anesthesia, surgical nursing, radiology, patient care, and ambulatory work. In her final year at Purdue, she worked as a night technician in the Large Animal Hospital gaining experience monitoring the hospitalized patients. Morgan is a member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians.