We are so excited to welcome Dr. Bakun to the Sunny Coast Florida family!

Dr. Katelyn Bakun is a California native. Having grown up in San Diego, her career with horses began with riding and competing western performance horses. She graduated from Sacramento State with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She then moved to the southeast, where she earned her DVM at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). During her time in Florida, she became certified in equine acupuncture through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bakun then went on to complete an intensive internship at Loomis Basin Equine Medical center in northern California where she gained skills in surgery, lameness, internal medicine, reproduction, advanced imaging and emergency work. Throughout her education and veterinary career, Dr. Bakun has developed a passion for the equine athlete along with combining practices of both Western and Eastern medicine. Along with her love for sports medicine, she has developed a comprehensive breadth of skills which include emergency medicine, reproduction, internal medicine and alternative regenerative medicine. While Dr. Bakun’s love for horses is lifelong, she now extends the same warmth to other animals, providing veterinary care to mules, donkeys, small ruminants, and the occasional llama and alpaca.

Welcome to the Sunny Coast family, Dr. Bakun!