Dr. P.D. Jaco B.S., M.S., DVM
Dr. Jaco earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees at Murray State University before graduating with awards from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He is an active member of the community, assisting in the public schools mentoring program for young people who need positive role models. He supports the efforts of the Gideon International to distribute Bibles around the world. As a member of the Marshall County health Department Board of Directors, he is civic minded and well read on public health. He is most accommodating and is dedicated to pets and pet owners.
Dr. Daria Koym, B.S., DVM
Dr. Koym graduated from Texas A&M University Veterinary College in 1976. She has practiced veterinary medicine in Idaho, Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Virginia and Kentucky. Dr. Koym continues to enjoy veterinary medicine while working with Companion Animal Hospital. Her family includes retired Lt. Col. Ray Koym (husband), three daughters, three sons-in-law, three granddaughters, and four grandsons, with more anticipated in the future! Two dogs, two cats and a very spoiled 26 year old mare complete the family. Dr. Koym enjoys meeting “family” of patients while living in Marshall County. Dr. Koym considers herself to be wonderfully blessed by God to be able to be a part of Companion Animal Hospital’s dedicated, empathetic, and knowledgeable tradition of patient care in Marshall County.
Shanay – Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Shanay is a veterinary assistant/receptionist and has been with Companion Animal Hospital since June 2014. She and her husband have a daughter, 2 dogs and a cat. When she’s not at work, Shanay is a motorhead and enjoys fast cars and spending time with her family.
Amanda , B.S. Veterinary Technician
Amanda joined the team at Companion Animal Hospital in January, 2016. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from high school in 2004, and went into the Marine Corps in 2005. Amanda did two tours in Iraq (2006 and 2008). Amanda moved to Murray, KY after getting out of the Marine Corps, and attended Murray State University. She graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Agriculture with an Area in Animal Health Technology. Amanda has 2 daughters, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a green iguana.
Jon , B.S. Veterinary Technician
Jon is a United States Navy Veteran and joined the team at Companion Animal Hospital in 2017 after graduating from the Veterinary Tech program at Murray State University. He was born in Paducah, KY and raised in Rutherford County, TN. He has 6 dogs and many small exotic pets.
Sara Jo , Veterinary Assistant
SaraJo was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She moved to Western KY in October 2016. She cares for 6 dogs at home (9 if you include the kids! Ha!) In her spare time, she loves to fish and ride horses.
We make it a priority to always be giving back to the community. Dr. Jaco visits the public schools educating kids on such things as zoonotic diseases and animal husbandry. He also mentors young adults from Marshall County Exceptional Center.