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Quality Veterinary Care From Crestwood Animal Hospital

Crestwood Animal Hospital is proud to serve the clients of Crestwood, KY area for everything pet related. Our animal hospital is run by licensed, experienced veterinarians.

Crestwood Animal Hospital offers the most comprehensive, quality, caring veterinary services in the area. Our mission is “to consistently provide our patients with the highest quality veterinary medical and surgical care as well as create an atmosphere of compassion and comfort that allows clients to make the best decision for their animal companions.” Did you know we even treat the police dogs of the Oldham County Police Department?

As an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), we are dedicated to providing quality veterinary care. As part of our accreditation, we are regularly evaluated on more than 900 rigorous standards by an AAHA consultant to ensure continued compliance. Only 17% of all veterinary hospitals in the nation have achieved this distinction. In fact, we belong to an elite group of practices that voluntarily meets or exceeds the association’s standards for patient care, equipment, and quality procedures. AAHA-certified practices are truly distinctive in providing the highest quality care for pets.

At Vision VetCare, LLC we are just as passionate about our team as we are about pets. As a Vision VetCare, LLC employee, you will have a wealth of resources – from competitive compensation to generous benefits, as well as the flexibility to maintain a healthy work/life balance. With a generous combination of benefits like flexible/part-time schedules and paid time off, we empower our team members to get the most out of their career. Combine all of this with our team-oriented culture and the opportunity to work with some amazing animals and people and you will quickly discover why Vision VetCare, LLC is a great career choice.


Many of our clients are pressed for time. For vaccinations, same-day surgeries, and dental procedures, we offer a drop-off service. Pets may be dropped off after 7:30 a.m. and picked up anytime before 5:45 p.m. weekdays. This service is provided at no additional charge and is solely for your convenience.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Crestwood Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

We offer a discount on services for newly adopted shelter pets, senior citizens and military personnel. Please call us at 502-241-4117 for additional information.

If you have injured wildlife in your yard, give us a call! If you can bring it to us, we’d be glad to stabilize the animal and transfer it to a licensed rehab facility for you.


AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care

Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

They undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.

To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).

That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.

Veterinarians & Staff of Crestwood Animal Hospital
Our People Make the Difference

We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Crestwood Animal Hospital. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.

Learning and education are very important here at Crestwood Animal Hospital. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.

Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (502) 241-4117.

Our Doctors

Teresa Gregory


Teresa Gregory grew up in Morehead, Ky. She attended Morehead State University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology. She attended Auburn University, receiving her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine degree in 1992. Dr Gregory is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. She is the mother of a teen-aged son named Nicholas and many feathered and furred pets. She spends her spare time spaying/neutering rescue pets, birding, baking and making preserves. In 2011, Dr. Gregory spayed or neutered 3,181 dogs, cats, rabbits and rats on her days off.

Jerry Suddeth


Jerry Suddeth was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended St. Xavier High School and Hanover College prior to his acceptance to Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He first joined the team as a veterinary technician and now is the Medical Director and Practicing Partner of Crestwood Animal Hospital. Dr. Suddeth loves the challenges and variety of general practice, and he especially enjoys surgery, ultrasound, and companion exotic pet medicine. He and his wife Stephanie have a son named Theodore and a family of two dogs – Abby a lab mix, Dexter a Great Dane – an African Grey Parrot named Duncan, and a Bearded Dragon named Aubie. In his spare time, Dr. Suddeth enjoys playing golf, watching college and professional sports, and spending time with family and friends. His favorite artists are Jason Mraz and Maroon 5, his favorite TV show is The Walking Dead, and his favorite sports teams are the Louisville Cardinals, Auburn Tigers, and San Antonio Spurs.

Dr. Markie Howard


Markie Howard was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Centre College, and then attended Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Markie Howard is particularly interested in canine physical rehabilitation, and is passionate about helping animals with mobility issues. In 2017 she obtained her certification to become a rehabilitation practitioner through the CCRP program at the University of Tennessee. In her spare time she enjoys exploring Louisville to try new restaurants, watching anything on the Food Network channel, and spending time with her dog Pippa.

Sydney Young


Sydney Young was born in Louisiana, but moved a lot growing up. She attended high school in Fort Payne, AL where she got her first job working in a veterinary clinic. It was here that she decided to pursue veterinary medicine. She moved to Missouri to attend Missouri State University and earned a bachelors degree in biology. Then went on to attend the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She has particular interest in Fear Free handling, shelter medicine, and emergency care. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys practicing yoga, water skiing, or traveling. She and her husband, Tom, have 4 fur-babies, 2 mixed breed dogs (Luna and Gypsy) and 2 cats (Theo and Petri). She looks forward to meeting you and your pet on your next visit to Crestwood Animal Hospital.

Rachael Geyer


Rachael Geyer was born and raised in Mt. Washington Kentucky. She attended Morehead State University for her undergraduate work where she earned bachelors degrees in Veterinary Science and Biology. She moved to Auburn, Alabama to attend Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine before moving back to Louisville for a one year rotating internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services. Her particular interests include ultrasound, dermatology, internal medicine, and feline medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Geyer enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her boyfriend, Ty and their dogs Tonks, Roscoe and Alistair and cats Matrim, Tuon, Krios, and Tali. Dr. Geyer also keeps and breeds Ball Python’s and Dumerils Boas.

Ty Gillenwaters


Ty Gillenwaters grew up in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University for his undergraduate education and then Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for his doctorate. He is particularly interested in behavioral medicine and therapy as it relates to strengthening the human-animal bond and improving quality of life for both patients and clients. his other medical interests are dermatology, feline medicine, and surgery. When not at work Dr. Gillenwaters likes to spend his time horseback riding, cooking, and spending time with his fiancée, Rachael. He also enjoys taking care of and spending time with his numerous pets including two horses, three dogs, four cats, many snakes, and a few bearded dragons.

Our Managers

Debbie Croak

Practice Manager

Debbie joined Crestwood Animal Hospital in 1994 because of her love for animals and a desire to learn as much as possible. She has been the practice manager since 1998. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the Veterinary Hospitals Manager’s Association. Debbie and her husband, Paul share their home with three dogs, Jacks & Boo, toy poodles and Sprocket, a Goldendoodle. They also have four cats, as well as a blue-headed pionus named Cricket, and Azaria, a rose-breasted cockatoo. Debbie enjoys spending time with her “animal family”, camping, reading, fostering animals and rescue work.


LVT, Assistant Practice Manager

Lisa grew up in Oldham County and graduated from Oldham County High School. She went to Murray State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology and passed her national exam to be licensed shortly after. Upon graduation, she moved back to Oldham County with her husband, two daughters and all of their animals. She likes to rescue and foster animals and is certified for Wildlife Rehabilitation. Lisa loves working with every kind of animal including exotics and wildlife, and has a passion for animal behavior and teaching others about our field. She enjoys spending time with her family, and going to the lake, as well as doing pretty much anything outside. She currently has two dogs (Carpathian Shepherd and Great Pyrenees), several cats, and many exotics including rats, a bunny, birds, leopard geckos, a hedgehog, and several snakes, as well as a few beta fish.


Inventory Manager

Lisa is our inventory manager and also works as a client care team member. She has been here since spring of 2006. She is from Owensboro, Ky., is a graduate of Murray State University and has lived in Crestwood since 2001. She and her husband, Bob, have four sons, twins Tyler and Adam, plus Sam and Benjamin. Her family also includes two gerbils named Gandy and Timone. In her spare time she enjoys Zumba, reading and camping with her family.


Director of Marketing

Jen has been at our hospital since April 2007. She graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from Sullivan University and a degree in Psychology at Indiana University Southeast. Her close-knit family consists of her husband Tim, their son Max, a cat named Ike and a lab named Mabel. In their spare time together, she and her husband enjoy movies, reading, traveling, kayaking and spending time with friends.


Director of Media Marketing

Austin is originally from Marengo, Indiana. He graduated from Hanover College in the spring of 2018 and began working for Crestwood Animal Hospital shortly after. He majored in Communication with a focus in videography. Over his four years at Hanover, he helped create several advertisement videos, scripts, plays, and even shot a short film for his senior thesis. Austin enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and creating videos in his free time. He currently lives in Louisville with his girlfriend and their pets, Kapow the fish and Bisquik the cat.

Medical Care Team


Medical Care Team

Mary is a medical care team member and has worked at our hospital since 2001. She lives in Henry County with her husband, two cats, a rat, a snake and various other animal squatters popping in from time to time. She is the author of “Link Detonator”, “Detonator Time’s Up”, “Dark Deliverance”, and “Sheldon’s Diary” (the first book in the Paws for the Imminent Cause series). Two more books are set to be released this year, “Cheddar’s Diary” (book 2 of the PICs series) and “Define Normal” (the first book in her assassin series). More information can be found on her Web site: maryellenquire.net.


LVT, Medical Care Team

Mollie joined our medical care team in summer 2014. Mollie grew up and lives in Carrollton, Kentucky. Animals have always held a major place in her life and heart. She graduated college in 2011 with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology and is planning on becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician in the near future. Mollie loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but surgery, radiology, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and acupuncture for companion animals are among her favorites. When she’s not at Crestwood caring for patients, she’s at home with her husband Jeff, taking care of their fosters for the Humane Society of Oldham County as a neonatal kitten foster or volunteering as a vet tech at the humane society’s spay and neuter clinics. Mollie is also a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator, she earned her certification in 2013 through the IWRC. Mollie has 6 cats; all rescued as kittens, and three dogs; 6 year old Chihuahua triplets, in her spare time she also enjoys kayaking, geocaching, reading, cooking, spending time with family, and archery.


Medical Care Team

Brenna grew up in Oldham County and graduated from Oldham County High School. Brenna has two horses, Oliver and Oreo and two dogs, a border collie mix named Holly Lynn and a pointer mix named Finnley Jo. Brenna originally joined the Crestwood Animal Hospital team in July 2014 on the Animal Care Team and moved to the Medical Care Team in March 2016. In her spare time, she loves riding and showing her horses.


Medical Care Team

Lindsay is an Oldham County native who attended and graduated from South Oldham High School. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Clay and their son, Levi doing just about anything outside. Lindsay began working at Crestwood Animal Hospital in June 2016, but has been working with and caring for animals since 2007. She has six pets of her owner, two dogs – Copper and Goose, and four cats – C’mere, Cali, Orange and Meech. She has a passion for working with animals and wouldn’t be doing anything else!


LVT, Medical Care Team

Beth grew up in Louisville, KY where she attended Presentation Academy. She graduated in 2016 from Murray State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and passed her boards to become licensed in 2017. She joined the medical care team in December 2017. Beth has two dogs, Opie and Isabella, along with seven cats. While she loves all parts of her job, her main interest is in dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing video games, and spending time with her friends and family.


Medical Care Team

Nancy grew up and currently lives in Louisville, KY with her two dogs Tucker and Marshall. She joined our medical care team in September 2018. She has been involved in the veterinary world since 2007. In her spare time she likes to fish and hike. She also spends time knitting, crocheting and quilting. She loves entering baked goods in the Kentucky State Fair where she has won quite a few ribbons.


Medical Care Team

Olivia grew up in the south end of Louisville, KY and attended Pleasure Ridge Park high school. She is currently working on her veterinary technician degree online with Penn Foster. She joined the medical care team in September 2017. Olivia have always had a love for animals, especially reptiles. She has two dogs, Dakota (Newfoundland mix) and Roxie (Boston terrier). She also has several geckos, snakes, and lizards. She enjoys going to concerts, being outdoors, and spending time with her family, friends and animals.


Medical Care Team

Liz grew up in Orlando, Florida and Dayton, Ohio. She went to Dayton Christian High School and is currently a student at Penn Fosters Vet Tech Program. She has a dog, Timber, and a tortoise, Bananas. She loves camping, hiking, being outdoors, reading, and spending time with friends.


LVT, Medical Care Team

Brenna has been a part our Medical Care Team since July 2018. Brenna was born in Longmont, Colorado and grew up in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. She graduated from Murray State University in May 2018 and became a registered technologist in February 2019. She has two fur kids of her own, her husky Ryka and cat Marmalade. Some of her favorite things to do when she isn’t at work is hiking with Ryka, spending time outside, reading, and traveling. She loves all parts of the veterinary field but emergency cases are her passion and she finds a lot of joy from seeing an animal get to go home happy and healthy!


LVT, Medical Care Team

Niki grew up in the small town of Sturgis, Kentucky where she attended Union County High School. After that, she attended Lindsey Wilson College for 3 years studying biology before transferring to Murray State University in 2016. She graduated from MSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in December 2018, moved to Louisville, and became licensed shortly after. She currently has one dog, a 4-year-old Great Dane mix named Echo who is the center of attention. When not at work, she enjoys trips back home, exploring new places, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Client Care Team


Client Care Team

Adrienne joined the client care team in November 2011. She grew up in New York, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She and her family moved to Kentucky in 2002 after living in Maryland for 10 years. She currently lives in Crestwood with her husband, Jim, and two sons, Zack and Max. They share their home with Sadie, an 11-year-old chocolate lab, and a tank full of fish. In her spare time she enjoy spending time with her family, reading, movies and volunteering as a part-time puppy trainer/applicant coordinator for Paws with Purpose, a local service dog organization. At her church and in her neighborhood, she is known as the “dog lady” because at any given time she can be found with at least one dog at her side.


Client Care Team

Lesley grew up in Oldham County. She joined the front desk in 2014, but has been a client for many, many years. She attended UofL and then worked with her family in a construction business for 20+ years. Lesley resides in Oldham County with her daughter, Brenna. Their furry family consists of two horses Oliver & Oreo, three dogs Strider, Wenye & Holly, one house cat Princess and three barn cats Pandi, Lance & Telle. She enjoys cooking and being with family and friends in her spare time.


Client Care Team

Brandi grew up in Whitesburg, a very small town in Southeast Ky. In 2003, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Pikeville College. After moving to Louisville in 2008, she went back to school and became a Certified Medical Assisstant. Brandi worked in clinics for five years before coming to work at Crestwood Animal Hospital. She was married in 2010 and has two children, Dora, eight years old and Elijah, nine months. She also has three fur babies Daisy Mae, a four year old Chihuahua and two cats Fancy and Calli. They all keep her very busy!


Client Care Team

Kathy joined the Client Care team in June 2013. She grew up in Idaho, went to college in Montana and moved to Kentucky in 2011 after living in San Francisco for 11 years. She lives in La Grange with her husband Jason. They share their home with Kalliope, a 19 year old cat, and plan on adding a couple new kittens in a couple months. They also have started raising chickens named Edith, Goldie, Tweedle, and Dee. In her spare time Kathy enjoys traveling, knitting, gardening, and being a long distance hockey fan (Go San Jose Sharks!).

Animal Care Team


Animal Care Team

Katie graduated from Oldham County High School and is currently attending UofL, she is majoring in Cellular Physiology and minoring in Pre-Veterinary. She is also in the process of applying to vet school. Her fur family consists of two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, named Mr. Casey and Willow. She also has a cat named Bagheera. She is passionate about environmental conservation, volunteering and traveling. She strives to exceed 100 hours of volunteering a year. In her free time, Katie enjoys reading, painting and yoga. She loves working at Crestwood Animal Hospital because she learns something new every day!


Animal Care Team

Nathan, is currently a senior at South Oldham High school. When he graduates he wants to major in Veterinary Technology. His fur-family includes 3 cats Victoria, Lily, and Cali, 2 dogs Isabella, and Nebraska, and a rabbit named Timothy. When he is not working he is usually interning with the tech team but he also likes to go to the movies, and hang out with friends and family. He has always enjoyed working with animals and can’t wait to do it full – time.




Ryan is proud to be the groomer here at Crestwood Animal Hospital. He loves coming to work everyday and sharing his passion for animals. When it comes to his work, he takes pride in every single pet that he grooms and wants them looking great and more importantly he wants them to leave happy. He is a member of the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, which is dedicated to the exceptional care of animals and the importance of continuing education. He has three dogs, “Maddie” a whippet mix, “Dusty” a shepherd mix, and “Jasper” a golden doodle. He would like to thank everyone in advance for entrusting the care and appearance of their four legged family members to him.


Grooming Assistant

Leshia started working at the hospital as a bather and has enjoyed the work as well as the staff. She moved to Louisville from Florida three years ago. She is married and has two stepsons, Daniel, 17, and Dusten, 16, and three dogs – Grace, a Chihuahua, Kira, a spitz mix, and Riddick, a min pin – as well as a cat named Haylee. She served seven years on active duty and two years as a reserve in the Marine Corps and has a black belt in tae kwon do.


Animal Care Team & Grooming Assistant

Lauren grew up in Louisville, Kentucky where she graduated in the Medical Magnet at Moore High School in 2016. She joined the Animal Care team in the summer of 2018 where she took on the title of Kennel & Grooming assistant and has been loving it ever since. She loves being able to work at a place where she can express her passion for animals and be able to care for them. Lauren doesn’t have any fur babies at the moment but will very soon!


Animal Care Team & Grooming Assistant

Elisa grew up in Louisville, KY but graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2018 with a degree in Marine Science. After graduation, she decided to come back home and try out a job with something she’s always loved – animals. She started working here in August 2018, and loves that each day holds something different. She has one dog, Lacey the puggle, who is the center of attention. Her hobbies include crafting, hiking, and traveling! When she’s not working she can be found at a local coffee shop planning her next travel destination.

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