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.
Tiffany Kay, VMD
Dr. Kay is a 2014 graduate of the Pennsylvania University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her husband, Will Kay, is also a veterinarian who is completing a residency in the neurology department at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The couple spent their first year as Veterinarians working at busy referral practices in California. We congratulate the Kays in the newest addition to their family – James Jackson Kay – born in late 2016! Dr. Kay has an Italian Greyhound, Gia, Shepherd Mix named Bailey, and Winston, a Laborador. Dr. Kay enjoys reading, DIY projects, and visiting her family in Pennsylvania.
Desiree Cooley, DVM
Dr. Cooley is a 2014 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cooley is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture which is a wonderfully non-invasive method of treating some common ailments. Dr. Cooley has several pets including a horse, a borrowed donkey, a dog and three cats. She enjoys horseback riding, reading, walking her dog, going to the gym and doing yoga.
Danielle Sharpe – 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. She has two Dachshunds – Emma and Ellie – as well as Belvah, a German Shepherd. All the pups love playing with her son Brayden. They also like spending family time outside.
Jessica Horton – Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Jessica graduated from MUW in 2012 and has served the community in various fields. She recently moved back to Columbus after living in Hawaii for three years, where she worked with the homeless and disabled. She now enjoys working with people and their pets as a technician and receptionist at Animal Clinic of Columbus!
Haley Swedenburg – Receptionist
Hayley joined our team in late 2017 as Receptionist. She enjoys spending her time hunting with her chocolate lab (Delta), jet skiing at the river, and hanging out with her nephew. She has currently put nursing school on hold to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Stop by to say “HI” sometime!
Alex Jones – Veterinary Assistant
Alex is currently enrolled in college classes at Mississippi State University, on track to becoming an excellent veterinarian! She is very interested in veterinary medicine and has several pets of her own, including horses, cows and a puppy. Her life has evolved around animals for as long as she can remember. In her spare time she likes to hunt and ride Tennessee Walking horses competitively.
Tanya Chiboroski – Veterinary Assistant
Tanya recently joined our crew. Being passionate about animal care, Tanya has many animals including rabbits, goats, horses, and dogs! She is currently taking classes at Mississippi State University.
Dana Jenkins – Veterinary Assistant
Dana is our newest team member – although 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!
Your animal’s health & your satisfaction is our top priority!