About Us

Vernon Dryden, DVM, CJF, AFP

Chief Medical Officer & Founder 

Dr. Dryden is the founder of Bur Oak Sports Medicine and Lameness, with locations in Kentucky, Florida, and Texas. An Arizona native, Dr. Dryden grew up working with horses on his family’s cattle ranch. After earning degrees from the University of Arizona and Oklahoma State Farrier School, Dr. Dryden completed his veterinary studies at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2007, Dr. Dryden accepted an internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY, where he eventually became a partner. Dr. Dryden and his wife, Cappy, breed and show American Quarter Horses.