Dr. Kevin D. Ballard was born and raised in beautiful Southern Utah, growing up in the town of Hurricane. He grew up next door to his Grandparents who always had a horse for him to ride. He knew from a young age that he wanted to be a veterinarian and focused his efforts to reach that goal from late in middle school through graduation from Hurricane High School in 1995. He attended Southern Utah University from 1998-2002 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, then moved on to Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine from 2002-2006. He worked at Desert Pines Equine Center in Las Vegas, NV from May of 2006 to September 2012. He also worked part-time at the Southwest Animal Emergency Hospital in St. George, UT starting in the fall of 2011 before purchasing Kanab Veterinary Hospital in August 2012.
Dr. Ballard thoroughly enjoys being a veterinarian, consistently going above and beyond in the care for all his patients and their human companions. He involves himself in community events such as, volunteering his time at the annual low-cost vaccination clinic sponsored by the Best Friends Animal Society. He can be seen, with his family, driving a team of horses and wagon during the annual Western Legends Round-Up event as well as during the July 4th and Pioneer Day parades.
Dr. Ballard and his wife, Ann, are the proud parents of ten children. They enjoy the outdoors together riding horses, driving wagons, camping, hunting, fishing and ranching. Dr. Ballard has always had a deep love for nature and animals. His love for service comes from his parents and grandparents, and he genuinely loves to help others in any way he can. He loves living in Kanab and is intensely passionate about serving the animals and people of Southern Utah.