Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Green Tree Animal Hospital¬†in Lexington! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 859-223-2221¬†to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


Dr. Joseph G Yocum, DVM


Dr. Yocum opened Green Tree Veterinary Services and The Centre for Regenerative Medicine in 2010 and he opened Green Tree Animal Hospital in 2012. Dr. Yocum is also a consultant for Medivet America, a leading stem cell technology company. In addition to his interest in Regenerative Medicine Dr. Yocum is working toward certification in pain management.

The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners certified Dr. Yocum in 1996. He was president of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practioners and was the equine program director for the Kentucky Veterinary Medicine Association (KVMA) in 1997. Dr. Yocum recently presented at the Mid-America veterinary conference on advanced equine reproductive technology. He has also presented papers at Sydney University, Buenos Aires Argentina, Santiago Chile, and in Hong Kong on regenerative medicine. He has served on several committees and the Equine Welfare Committee of the American Association of Equine Practioners. Dr. Yocum also served as a board member of The Thoroughbred Club in Lexington Kentucky.

Dr Hume

Dr. Jack Hume



Angel Lafferty LVT

Vet Technician

Angel Lafferty is the head veterinary technician at Green Tree Animal Hospital. She received her Veterinary Technician degree from Morehead State University and since her graduation has worked at some of the best veterinary hospitals in Kentucky. During her 33 years of experience, Angel has developed a special interest in small animal medicine and the human animal bond. She is very dedicated to the well-being of all animals and has dedicated her professional life to veterinary medicine.

Dianna Gilmore

Dianna Gilmore

Office Manager

Dianna has 27 years experience in the Veterinary field, all facets of a clinic, and a degree in Business Management. Her love and compassion for pets and people is what has driven her in the field. Currently working to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.

Nathan Vickers


Nathan is our certified groomer, he has been working in the grooming industry for 14 years! After moving back to Kentucky from Tampa, he is enjoying his time here by cheering on the UK wildcats and making your pets look their best!

June Bodenhammer

June Bodenhammer

Bookkeeper, PA