John W. Seanor, DVM, JD (Bill) was born and raised in Fitzgerald, GA. After graduating high school as co-valedictorian, he obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors from the University of Georgia in 1983. Post graduation he worked as a partner with JK Boutcher, specializing in equine medicine and surgery in Lexington, KY for 5 years. Notable patients under Dr. Seanor’s care included Thoroughbred Triple Crown Winner Seattle Slew and many others. He is currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in GA, FL, NC, and KY.
After an accident left him temporarily paralyzed, Dr. Seanor’s doctor advised him to get out of equine medicine, so he decided to become a lawyer instead. He earned his JD degree in 1991 from Nova University Law School (top 20%). While attending law school he served as the Head State Veterinarian and lobbyist for the State of Florida, Department of Business Regulation, and was a valued participant of the Nova Law Review.
Following law school, Dr. Seanor specialized in biotechnology-related intellectual property law and worked on cases for organizations including UGA, Emory University, CDC, and NIH. In 1997 he returned to Lexington, KY where he practiced intellectual property law for clients such as the University of Kentucky, Alltech, Inc. and Dippin Dots. During this same time he developed a successful commercial thoroughbred breeding and training farm, Georgiana Farm, and practiced small animal veterinary care at Berea Animal Hospital.
In 2007 Dr. Seanor co-founded ArthroDynamic Technologies Inc. (ADT), a veterinary drug and device company, and served as Chief Counsel and veterinary consultant assisting in attaining regulatory approvals and product launch for a portfolio of products primarily focused on the equine and small animal markets. He facilitated the successful launch and oversight of Polyglycan®, a hyaluronic acid based product indicated as a post-arthroscopy synovial fluid replacement in horses.
In 2009 he was appointed President and CEO of both the Human Health Division and Animal Health Division of ADT, a position he held until 2012 when he semi-retired and returned to his native Georgia to care for his aging parents. “Semi-retired” means he and another veterinarian volunteered full time for a year and a half to maintain a friend’s practice who had died unexpectedly until it could be sold instead of closing and leaving their friend’s widow destitute.
After Dr. Seanor and his lovely wife Erin moved to our area in June 2018 he decided he didn’t like retirement after all and joined Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital / Tri-County Animal Clinic as a full time veterinarian.
Some of his other honors and accomplishments include being a past president of the Georgia Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, a past member of the UGA Veterinary Alumni Board, a member of the US Patent Bar, a member of both the KY and GA Bars, and co-founder of the Cloverhurst Benevolent Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity providing life-saving assistance to members of the Kappa Deuteron Chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
His highest achievement is his son Kelby, a National Champion sporting clays shooter, a 10 time NSCA All American, a member of Team USA, and a senior at Jacksonville University.