Dr. Kinnarney graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Shortly after, he began his career at Reidsville Veterinary Hospital practicing mixed-animal medicine. Served well by his skills and dedication, he quickly gained a partnership that lead to majority ownership, and now exclusively practices small animal medicine. While keeping up to speed as a general practitioner, his primary interest is small animal surgery, especially enjoying complex orthopedic cases. In addition to his surgical case load, show dog breeders from coast to coast demand his attention, as he also holds an MS in Reproductive Physiology.
In 1995, Dr. Kinnarney’s black Scottie, Champion Gaelforce PostScript, better known to her fans as Peggy Sue, was crowned Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Her progeny lives on and stamps her mark on the breed in the show ring and the homes of families who entrusted this gifted breeder. His private breeding program, Jovial Kennels, excels in producing quality Scottish Terriers and Miniature Schnauzers.
Dr. Kinnarney’s competitive spirit started with horses during his childhood. He particularly enjoys exhibiting in English Pleasure. To date, his Arabian Horses wear the rose garlands from over 15 US and Canadian National Championships.
Professionally, his intense interest in improving the quality of veterinary care attracts the attention of his peers time after time. His professional awards include:
1991 Veterinarian of the Year, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association;
1999 – 2001 Vice-President, American Veterinary Medical Association and Student Liaison;
2006 Distinguished Veterinarian Award, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association’s highest honor awarded
2007 – 2013 Board of Directors, American Veterinary Medical Association.
He is also a board member of FNB Southeast Bank, a Paul Harris Fellow and Past President of the Reidsville Rotary Club. He serves on multiple community improvement and planning committees that bring progress to Rockingham County, NC.
On a personal note, Dr. Kinnarney is a passionate wine connoisseur and world traveler. He has two sons, Joseph and Jeffery, two grandchildren and too many dogs, cats and horses to name.