Comprehensive & Customized Equine Services

River Valley Equine Services is based out of Burlington, KY and we are proud to provide comprehensive veterinary care for horses in the following counties. In Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, and Pendleton counties. In Ohio: Clermont and Hamilton counties. In Indiana: Dearborn county. 

We understand how important it is for horse owners to trust and build a relationship with their veterinarians. Therefore, we strive to build a safe and comfortable environment for both horses and their owners.

Improving Equine Health and Wellbeing Through Quality Veterinary Care You Can Trust

Office phone: (859) 938-2212
Dr. Ali Fromme: (859) 962-7828
Dr. Christine Bartley: (859) 938-9707

Our business office is conveniently located at 6588 E Bend Road,
Burlington, KY 41005.

"Dr. Ali is our guide, consultant, and partner in caring for our 18 horses."

Dr. Ali Fromme has been our vet for the past 5 years. I don’t think of Dr. Ali as a vet that is only there when we have an emergency, but she is our guide, consultant, and partner in caring for our 18 horses. She is always a text or phone call away and when needed, she is here within minutes. Dr. Ali is an educator to our team and an advisor during decisions. I always see her as our friend. Dr. Ali is smart and talented. I have seen her in emergency situations and her calmness and quick action brought us comfort. I trust Dr. Ali with all of our beloved horses. This is a journey and I am glad that she is on it with us.


"Dr. Bartley is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, and thorough veterinarians I’ve ever worked with.."

She is extremely compassionate and always has the horse’s best interest in mind. I’ve never felt rushed when working with her and have always been more than impressed with her follow up and genuine love and care toward the horse. From routine visits to emergency calls, she is patient, detailed, knowledgeable, and treats every horse like her own. I highly recommend Dr. Bartley and her amazingly talented equine-loving team!”


Services Offered

Routine General Wellness 
Preventative Medicine
24/7 Emergency Services
Lameness Examinations and Treatment
Pre-Purchase Examinations
Digital Radiography
Breeding Soundness Examinations
Racetrack Work
General Surgical Procedures
Internal Medicine

Dr. Ali was born and raised in Minnesota, though her family has roots in Northern Kentucky and Indiana going back several generations. She graduated with both her Bachelor’s degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University. After graduation, she completed an internship at the world-renowned Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, furthering her skills in areas such as lameness evaluations and internal medicine. After her internship, she worked alongside her uncle and founder of River Valley Equine Services, Dr. Kurt Fromme, until his retirement in 2022. Outside of work, Dr. Ali enjoys fishing, doing CrossFit, and trying her hand at cooking new recipes.


Dr. Alexandra Fromme

Meet the Team

Dr. Bartley is a native of the great state of Kansas, where her family still resides. She completed both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Kansas State University (go Wildcats!). After graduation, she completed a year-long internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, where she discovered her passion for reproduction. After her internship, she was invited to stay at Rood and Riddle as an associate veterinarian. During this time, she also worked for two years as a resident veterinarian at a prestigious Thoroughbred farm in Lexington, attending the births of over one hundred foals per spring as well as responding to overnight emergencies. In 2022, she joined forces with Dr. Ali to expand the reproduction services that River Valley Equine has to offer. Dr. Bartley has a special interest in developing solutions for breeding the problem mare as well as a passion for neonatal and foal medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Bartley has dabbled in many riding disciplines, from Saddleseat at an early age, to showing stock horses on the Paint and Pinto circuits, to most recently taking lessons in hunter/jumper and dressage. She still owns her first horse, an ornery 32-year-old Morgan gelding named Tyler. 


Dr. Christine Bartley

A native of Greensboro, Alabama, Morgan got her start working in veterinary medicine at a small animal hospital, assisting in surgeries and providing patient care. After coming to Kentucky in 2015 to pursue the Thoroughbred industry, she has had a wide array of equine experience, including a position as a barn foreman at a prominent Thoroughbred farm and working at the Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton salegrounds. She then worked at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital for five years under a foal specialist, where she developed her love for neonatal medicine. Morgan is an essential part of the River Valley team by providing exceptional horse handling skills and a knack for organization. In her free time, Morgan enjoys all things outdoors, especially fishing and trail riding. In the summer months, she ventures off to Wyoming to work for an outfitter, as a packer and wrangler in the backcountry. 

Veterinary Assistant

Morgan Griffith

Rowena was born and raised in England on a Thoroughbred stud farm. She is a second generation horsewoman as her father was a well-known Bloodstock agent. After coming to America in 1977, she has had her own success in the industry, becoming a stakes-winning Thoroughbred trainer! She has been training for the past 18 years and is based out of Turfway Park in Florence. Rowena is a vital part of the River Valley team and has been involved in the company for over 20 years! Outside of work, she has a son, Tyler, who is in graduate school at the University of Kentucky. She enjoys fishing, hunting, reading, and photography. 

Practice Manager

Rowena Beck