Dr. Rainey was born in Missouri and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1973. After school, he worked in several veterinary practices and also worked at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri, where he helped to found the elephant breeding program, one of only two in the country.
Dr. Rainey and his family moved to LaGrange, Kentucky, in 1985 to build a practice and have enjoyed being a part of the community since then.
Growing up with many animals, he was inspired by the veterinarian in his small town that took care of his pets. His love of all animals, from goats to horses, and from cats to elephants, led him to pursue a career as a veterinarian.
Dr. Rainey and his wife, Judy, have two children, Jaclyn and Adam, as well as four Gordon Setters named Trooper, Gaylord, Fred, and Lily, and two cats named Sophie and Clara.
Dr. Rainey’s wife, Judy, had a failed back surgery in the 1990’s, and while she was awaiting a second surgery, she was treated by an acupuncturist who helped her immensely. This spurred his interest in pursuing advanced education in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida, and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine has become and integral part of Countryside Animal Hospital.
He states, “Oldham County has been my family’s home for 30 years. I love giving back to the community, and love being your veterinarian in Oldham County, Kentucky. Thank you, Oldham County!”
Member: American Veterinary Medical Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, Greater Louisville Veterinary Medical Association, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association