Allow us to introduce you to our great team!

Kerry Blanton, DVM
Dr. Blanton is a 2000 graduate of Purdue University. She was born and raised in central Indiana, but has lived in various states including Texas, Delaware, and Oklahoma. Her husband, John Blanton, is currently the Department Head of Animal and Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University. They have two children – John and Olivia – as well as 2 cats, a Great Dane, a Chihuahua, a few calves, and several horses. Dr. Blanton enjoys reading, showing horses, and spending time with her family.

Danielle Lavender – Office Manager/Receptionist
Danielle has been working with animals for several years now. She has been with Animal Clinic of Columbus since 2013. She is currently working on obtaining her certification in Veterinary Technology and recently completed certification in Phlebotomy. She enjoys spending time with her son Brayden, especially watching his soccer games!

Lauren Keene – Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Lauren recently joined our team. She was a stay at home Mom, but has enjoyed working with animals here at Animal Clinic of Columbus. She has several pets including 2 yorkies, a bloodhound and a potbellied pig! She enjoys sewing and reading in her spare time.

Dana Jenkins – Veterinary Assistant
Dana is a welcome technician – she worked for Animal Clinic of Columbus a few years ago, she has “made the rounds” trying different careers and decided that a career in veterinary medicine is the way to go! Photography is her main hobby.

Tyler Epes – Receptionist
Tyler has been a welcome addition to our front desk! She greets everyone with a smile and has such a positive attitude! Tyler is currently attending Mississippi State University in hopes of becoming a Veterinarian.

Matt Clem – Veterinary Assistant
Matt joined our team of awesome technicians just this year. He has worked at veterinary clinics previously and would like to go to Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine after completing a Masters of Business Administration. He has two really sweet cats and a cool dog. He enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and fishing in his spare time.

Rachel Ruth – Veterinary Assistant
Rachel joined us mid-2018. She recently completed a course in Phlebotomy and really enjoys being a veterinary assistant. She has two children and likes to do outdoor activities with them in her free time.

Your animal’s health & your satisfaction is our top priority!