Dr. Kent H. Forney earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska in 1979 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1984. In 1985, Dr. Forney moved “home” to Alliance, Nebraska, where he practiced in a mixed-animal practice. He and his wife, Shelley, moved to Lincoln in April 1987 to open Forney Animal Center, now NAMEC.
Dr. Forney is a member of the AVMA and the NVMA, where he served on the board of directors. He is also a past member of the Nebraska Board of Health. Dr. Forney has served as a director for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, was on the board for National Pheasants Forever, and is involved with the National Games and Parks Foundation.
His special companion animal interests include nutrition, dentistry, dermatology, radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroid cats, and general surgery. Dr. Forney enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and speaking to various groups, schools, and organizations. Dr. Forney and his wife, Shelley, have three sons, Adam, Eric, Shane, grandsons, Kingston, Waylon, Hewit, and pet family members, Ollie, a yellow Labrador retriever, and Sophie, a Yorkshire Terrier.
Dr. Forney completed intensive continuing education in dentistry and oral surgery at the Animal Dental Training Center (ADTC) in Baltimore, Maryland. Since its inception, the ADTC has offered many weekends, multi-ability level courses in dental radiology, oral pathology, oral surgery, restorations, and endodontics for general practitioners, technicians, and practitioners with a special interest in dentistry. The Center offers advanced Master level courses for individuals who have proficiency in dentistry. In addition to its regular schedule of courses, the ADTC has hosted the American College of Veterinary Surgeon’s Arlington, Virginia, wet lab in dentistry and provides yearly mock preparatory examinations to help candidates prepare for taking the dental specialty boards.
Dr. Forney received intensive classroom training, as well as hands-on training regarding the use and safety of administering radioiodine (I-131) to treat hyperthyroid cats. Following training and on-site inspections, Dr. Forney became licensed by the state of Nebraska to treat hyperthyroid cats in Nebraska at Nebraska Animal Medical And Emergency Center.