Dr. Katy Morton Krista DVM, MS, CVA, an equine veterinarian with the Piedmont Equine Practice, Inc. died unexpectedly on January 5, 2018. Katy was born on November 17, 1976, in Wichita, Kansas.

She is survived by her husband, Ben Krista of the home; parents, John and Pat Morton of North Newton, Kansas; brother Paul Morton and nieces Paige Morton and Reagan Morton of Lafayette Colorado, and by aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. She is also survived by her beloved horses, Milton and Harry and her dog, Henry.

Katy attended public schools in Wichita, Kansas, graduating from the International Baccalaureate Program at Wichita High School East. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University as well as her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received an additional master’s degree from Virginia Tech. Recently, she had become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.

In college, Katy was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Following college, she also became a member of P.E.O., continuing a family legacy. In addition, Katy was an active participant in several professional veterinary organizations.

Katy loved her husband, her family, and her work; her calm, caring manner was greatly appreciated and she will be missed by many.

A celebration of Katy’s life took place at the Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg, Virginia, on Monday, January 15, beginning at 5:00 p.m. For details about the event, contact the Piedmont Equine Practice.

A memorial has been established honoring Dr. Katy Morton Krista supporting the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine at the Kansas State University Foundation. Contributions may be sent to KSU Foundation 1800 Kimball Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. Please indicate the fund as MH7180. To make a gift online go to www.ksufoundation.org/give/MortonKrista

Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, VA. Please visit www.hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family.

Dr. Katy Morton Krista DVM, MS, CVA, an equine veterinarian with the Piedmont Equine Practice, Inc.