Dr. Ernie Martinez II

Dr. Ernie Martinez II

Dr. Ernie Martinez II

Board of Directors

Dr. Ernie Martinez II, DVM, MBA is on the Board of Directors at MAVANA. Dr. Martinez grew up as part of a Hispanic farming family in southeast Wyoming. In grade school, his family moved to central New Jersey where his father became manager of a standardbred breeding farm. Always involved and helping with vet work, he pursued his dream of becoming a veterinarian attaining an Animal Science degree from Penn State University, and ultimately graduating from the Oklahoma College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. He joined Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as a Field Intern and has been part of the ambulatory team offering general equine care to their clients in central Kentucky. His practice focuses on herd health, reproduction, dentistry, and neonatal care.

Dr. Martinez became a Shareholder at Hagyards in 2014 and has become heavily involved in the management of the company. He serves as the Internship and Externship Programs Director and is actively involved in the recruitment and mentoring of young veterinarians.

As he became more involved with practice leadership, he completed a Master of Business Administration through the Penn State University in 2019. His study of focus included a certificate in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is active in organized veterinary medicine on a local and national level having served as President of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners and on committees within the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Dr. Martinez’s wife Elaine is a veterinarian who practices small animal medicine in Lexington, KY. They live in Versailles, KY with their two kids and two whippets.