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. She and her husband John have two children – John and Olivia – as well as a few cats, a Chihuahua, a Catahoula mix, a French Bulldog and several horses. Dr. Blanton enjoys reading, showing horses, and spending time with her family. Dr. Blanton has a passion for treating patients and enjoys working on complicated medical cases. She believes in working with owners to provide the best care possible for her patients. Dr. Blanton and the Animal Clinic of Columbus team sincerely hope you and your pets have a friendly and compassionate experience!
Thomas McBride, BVMS
Dr. McBride graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies which is part of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He grew up in Northern California enjoying all of the mountains and rivers of the northstate. He earned his degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo prior to attending Veterinary School in Scotland. Dr. McBride and his wife have moved to Mississippi so his wife can begin her residency in Veterinary Anesthesiology at Mississippi State University. They have two German Shepherd Husky Mixes, Skye and Balto. When not at work, Dr. McBride loves to get outside with his dogs, hiking, climbing, and skiing. Dr. McBride’s medical interests include surgery and emergency medicine.
Danielle Coe – 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, football and baseball games and just added a new daughter to her family – welcome Mairen!
Maddie – Receptionist
Maddie is one of our friendly receptionists. She is the cheerful voice you will hear on the other end of the line when you call. Maddie masters the phone lines, client check-in and check-out all while playing with every puppy she can get her hands on. In her spare time, Maddie loves to bake – anything and everything from delicious cinnamon rolls to macaroons!
Mary Raylyn – Receptionist
Mary Ray, as we like to call her, recently joined our team as receptionist. She is always happy to lend a helping hand and assist you when you call. Mary Ray has a beagle puppy who loves attention and lots of activity!
Dana Jenkins – Veterinary Assistant
Dana is a 2008 graduate of Mississippi University for Women with a BFA in photography. She has been with the Animal Clinic of Columbus since 2017. She enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and son Caleb, going on nature hikes, photo excursions, and watching classic films. She has three dogs; Henry, Bokeh, and Suzy (The Suze), and two cats; Tuco and Rosemary.
Brittany Farrell – Veterinary Assistant
Brittany began working at ACC mid-2019. She grew up on a farm with a passion for helping animals from a very young age. Brittany always greets everyone with a smile, no matter what the situation because she wants the best for both pets and owners. She has adopted Jade, an adorable cat, since she joined our team. During her spare time, Brittany can be found on hiking paths with friends or snuggled on the couch with her animals watching classic horror movies.
Emily Heinrich – Veterinary Assistant
Emily joined us early 2019 as a veterinary assistant. She is attending Mississippi State University as an Animal and Dairy Science Major with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys camping with her horses and going on trail rides in her spare time, as well as playing with her many canine companions.
Molly Montoya – Veterinary Assistant
Molly joined us in 2022 and has been a wonderful addition! Molly has a Bachelors degree in Animal Sciences from Mississippi State University. She really loves working with all of the patients!