Amy Lawyer, MS

Extension Specialist
Phone (859) 257-7501

615 W.P. Garrigus Building
Lexington KY 40546

Curriculum Vitae
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Professional Profile


-Equine Extension Associate 2011-Present

University of Kentucky

- Sr. Program Coordinator, Equine Business Program 2009-2011

University of Louisville

-Veterinary Technician

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

- Broodmare Foreman

Three Chimneys Farm, Thoroughbred Breeding

- Teaching Assistant

Colorado State University


Teaching experience:

ASC 310: Equine Anatomy and Conformation-University of Kentucky, 2013-2014 

EQM 101: Introduction to Horse Science-University of Louisville, 2009 & 2010

ANEQ 344: Equine Reproduction Lab-Colorado State University, Teaching Assistant, 2008

ANEQ 386: Equine Practicum-Equine Reproductive Management-Colorado State University, Teaching Assistant, 2007 & 2008


"Volunteer Leader Certification Program: Insuring quality in your youth program." American Youth Horse Council Symposium, 2013.

"Character Development and Sportsmanship through Horses" Kentucky Round-Up, Kentucky Horse Council, 2013.

 "Ethics in the 4-H Horse Program: Making sound decisions when working    with youth." 4-H Volunteer Leader Certification Workshop, 2011-2012.

 "Teaching Sportsmanship" 4-H Volunteer Forum, 2012.

 "Winterizing your Horse" District 4 4-H Awards Banquet, 2012.

 "The Goals and Objectives of the Kentucky 4-H Horse Program" American Saddlebred Youth Convention, 2012.

 "An Overview of the Horse Industry" Family Career and Community Leaders of America Regional Meeting, 2010.

"The possible replication and transmission of the modified-live Equine Viral Arteritis vaccine virus to non-vaccinated animals" Swift Seminar for Graduate Student Original Research, 2008.


PhD, Educational Sciences Leadership Studies, University of Kentucky, anticipated graduation: 2015

       Concentration: Leadership Development

       Courses include: Leadership in Educational Organizations, Knowledge 

       Base for Leaders, Leading Organizational Change, Higher Education

       and Athletics, among others


Masters of Science, Animal Science, Colorado State University, 2008

      Concentration: Equine Reproduction

      Thesis: The possible replication and transmission of the modified-live  

      Equine Viral Arteritis vaccine virus to non-vaccinated animals


Bachelors of Science, with Honors, Business Administration, University of Louisville, 2006

      Concentration: Equine Business Major, Marketing Minor

Areas of Interest

4-H, equine education, equine extension, equine research, equine science and management degree