Dr. Cindy Moreaux, DVM
Dr. Cindy Moreaux grew up in Oklahoma where she knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her undergraduate degree in biology was obtained from University of Nebraska. During college Dr. Cindy worked as an Outward Bound instructor where she led backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, and dogsledding trips. In 1998 she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. Montana has been home for the past 21 years where she has been practicing small animal medicine, having owned and managed her own veterinary hospital for 12 of those years. She and husband Dr. Shannon are parents to Hannah and Jack. Their pet family includes Josie, a yellow lab, and cat, Stormy. In her spare time Dr. Cindy enjoys anything outdoors, reading, spending time with friends, and travel. She loves the warm Kaua’i weather and of course Shannon!
Dr. Shannon Moreaux, DVM
Dr. Shannon Moreaux grew up on a farm and ranch with an abundance of farm animals and wildlife in the tropical heat of the south. He slowly migrated north through Oklahoma and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Montana, working on ranches, shoeing horses and steadily pursuing a lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Moreaux was a professional ‘cowboy’ and farrier before earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University. He continues to incorporate podiatry into veterinary practice, consulting and teaching.
After practicing medicine for a decade Dr. Moreaux joined the faculty at Montana
State University as the Director of the Equine Science Program and the Montana Extension Equine and Veterinary Specialist. Dr. Moreaux also mentored multiple graduate students and created and published multidisciplinary research that directly impacts horse health and welfare and the equine industry. His areas of research have included behavior, nutrition, metabolism, metabolic diseases and infectious diseases of horses. Dr. Moreaux earned the rank of tenured Associate Professor and won several teaching and leadership awards during his time at MSU. Dr. Moreaux is a past board member of the National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics and is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners where he serves as a clinical instructor for the association’s podiatry short courses. Dr. Moreaux is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Equine Science Society and the American Society of Animal Scientists.
Dr. Moreaux’s professional passions are healing animals and educating people about animals. His special veterinary interest are lameness, podiatry, reproduction, preventive medicine and nutrition. When not working, Dr. Moreaux enjoys riding, roping, working out, hiking, playing fetch with Josie (the lab), snuggling with Stormy (the cat), and “doing anything with my amazing wife, Dr. Cindy!”
Dr. Jesse Jenny, DVM
Dr. Jesse Jenny grew up in Northern California and has since lived all over the continental US including upstate New York, Montana, Utah, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania. and now Hawaii! She has loved animals since childhood and has a passion for helping people enjoy life with their pets. She began her veterinary medicine career as a pre-veterinary student at Montana State University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation from Brigham Young University. After her undergraduate studies, she worked at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine as the surgery lab coordinator where veterinary students are taught fundamental anesthesia and surgery skills. She then attended Oklahoma State University, earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. While in veterinary school she created a well being initiative for veterinary students and received the top awards for outstanding patient care and leadership. After obtaining her DVM, she completed two veterinary medical and surgical internships. The first at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic in Salinas, CA and the second at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. After these internships, Dr. Jesse’s focus shifted toward small animal medicine. Dr Jesse and her family relocated to Kaua’i to join our team.
Dr. Jesse’s professional interests include; soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine and the challenge of figuring out how to best meet the needs of her patients and clients. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Jesse enjoys spending time with her family and their sweet dog Buddy, being surrounded by nature, relaxing in the shade and chocolate.