Dr. Kayla Kownurko


Dr. Kayla Kownurko grew up in a Philadelphia suburb where she rode and worked at a local hunter barn. She graduated from Temple University majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Spanish and Women’s Studies. Dr. Kownurko obtained her veterinary education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Her equine veterinary interests include emergency and critical care. Post- internship (when she grows up) she would like to pursue an equine surgical residency. In her free time, she enjoys running and lattes, in that order.


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Office Hours

Ambulatory and hospital emergency service is provided 24 hours a day.

Rhinebeck Equine


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8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm






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  • "Dr. Sotela is fantastic and has always been incredibly kind and patient with my mare, Mira. In May, Mira had to have surgery at the clinic for a soft tissue sequestrum. Dr Gus and the staff were wonderful to deal with."
    Danielle Meenan Heaney
  • "We love Rhinebeck Equine and their vets and staff. They've been our equine vets for about 30 years and we love working with them."
    Thorunn Kristjansdottir
  • "Amazing facility with awesome staff. My friend had a horse who needed surgery and they were awesome the entire time. We hung out in their waiting room. Staff was friendly and talkative, and let us play with their dog. Dr. Gus is a great surgeon!"
    Hanna Gavel