Steven King, DVM
Born in Torrance, CA, I moved to the greater Annapolis, MD area at the ripe old age of 6 months. I lived happily in the land of Lacrosse and Blue Crabs with my parents and brother. I enjoyed success at a number of activities as a youth, but none distracted me from my dream of becoming an Equine Veterinarian; not even my girlfriend Heather whom would later become my wife. I departed for the University of Maryland in College Park, to try to learn something. I learned many thing in College Park, the most important of which was that Maryland, although steeped in rich history and beautiful horse country, was just too liberal for me.
I traveled to Blacksburg, VA to pursue my dreams at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (the Vet School with the longest name). My four years at Va. Tech proved to be quite the learning experience. Many good times were had there, not the least of which was marrying my high school sweetheart, Heather. I enjoyed my time in Blacksburg but alas had to leave and build a life for my wife and myself.
Dale Cupp, DVM was nice enough to offer me a position at Pine Meadow Veterinary Hospital (PMVH), a mixed practice located in the Tidewater region of Virginia. I didn’t know at the time that ‘Tidewater’ meant that when the tide was in, it was under water! After three year of nagging, Dr. Cupp finally figured out that he was never going to get rid of me, so he sold me the horse part of the business and Pine Meadow Equine Service,PC was born in 1994. I started working out of Dr. Cupp’s barn (just as he did when he started PMVH).
After a few years, I was fortunate enough to come across the our current property in Tabb, VA. Heather and I enjoy living in southern York county with our 3 kids, 2 horses, 2 dogs, 1-2 cats (depending of the day) and whatever else shows up to eat on a given day.
When I am not running around in my truck, I enjoy coaching lacrosse, watching my kids play lacrosse and field hockey, tailgating and doing a little kayaking. Who knows, one day I might get my boat back in the water.
Jessie, the wonder dog
Jessie the wonder dog is all grown up since these photos were taken. She was my companion in the truck and a source of complete joy while out on the road. She retired from truck duty to become my older dog Bailey’s home companion. Now she is charged with making sure that no cat nor bird lives in peace in my back yard.
Kai the cat
Kai was hired to run our rodent disposal program. Initially, he performed his duties flawlessly and helped to control the rabbit population in the surrounding fields. However, in recent years, he was been promoted. He now serves a constant visual source of what total relaxation should look like.