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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.

Whether you’d like to learn more about our doctors and staff or looking to get some helpful tips, we have what you’re looking for below!

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

Jerry Suddeth


Dr. 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. Dr. Suddeth loves the challenges and variety of general practice, and he especially enjoys orthopedic surgery and ultrasound. As Medical Director, he is passionate about individual team member growth and advancement, creating and maintaining a winning team culture, and finding creative ways to strengthen the veterinarian-client-patient relationship to better the lives of the patients, clients, and team members he serves. He is grateful for his amazing wife Stephanie and their two wonderful children Theodore and Naya. The family would not be complete without their Great Dane Dexter, African Grey Parrot Duncan, and Bearded Dragon Louie-Louise. In his spare time, Dr. Suddeth enjoys movies, music, theater, and spending time with family and friends.

E-Mail: Dr.Suddeth@crestwoodvets.com*
*If this is an emergency, or your pet is in pain or injured, or you need an appointment today please call our office.

Markie Dohrenwend


Markie Dohrenwend 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. Dohrenwend 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. She is also currently working towards becoming certified in acupuncture through CuraCore. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her two sweet dogs, Pippa and Finnegan.

E-Mail: mdhowarddvm@gmail.com*
*If this is an emergency, or your pet is in pain or injured, or you need an appointment today please call our office.

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 bachelor’s degree in biology. She then went on to attend the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She has particular interest in surgery, emergency care, and shelter medicine. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys practicing yoga, water skiing, or traveling. She and her husband, Tom, have four fur-babies, 2 mixed breed dogs, Luna and Gypsy and two cats, Petri and Shady. She looks forward to meeting you and your pet on your next visit to Crestwood Animal Hospital.

E-Mail: sryoungdvm@gmail.com*
*If this is an emergency, or your pet is in pain or injured, or you need an appointment today please call our office.

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.

E-Mail: rgeyerdvm@gmail.com*
*If this is an emergency, or your pet is in pain or injured, or you need an appointment today please call our office.

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.

E-Mail: tygillenwatersdvm@gmail.com*
*If this is an emergency, or your pet is in pain or injured, or you need an appointment today please call our office.

Katie McKenzie


Katie McKenzie was born and raised in Bowling Green, KY. It was there that she began working at a veterinary hospital in high school, and this is where her true passion for veterinary medicine began. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Kentucky, and then attended Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. During veterinary school she also attended the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her veterinary acupuncture certification. She is also in the process of completing her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Katie has a special interest in alternative medicine, oncology, end of life care, and chronic disease management. In her spare time, she and her boyfriend, T.J., enjoy kayaking, going to the lake, and spending time with their two pets. They have one chocolate labradoodle, Miles, and one black cat named Timon.

E-Mail: kjmckenziedvm@gmail.com*
*If this is an emergency, or your pet is in pain or injured, or you need an appointment today please call our office.

T.J. Stickler


T.J. Stickler was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended St. Xavier High School, and then the University of Kentucky prior to his acceptance into Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Stickler has worked in both general practice and emergency medicine previously. His interests include surgery, dermatology, and preventative medicine. Outside of work he and his girlfriend Katie, enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with their three pets. They have a chocolate labradoodle named Miles, and two cats, Timon and Tilly. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family.

E-Mail: tjsticklerdvm@gmail.com*
*If this is an emergency, or your pet is in pain or injured, or you need an appointment today please call our office.

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, Sprocket, a Goldendoodle, Darby, a Borzoi-doodle, and Panda, a Pyrenees/Pittie mix. They also have three cats, as well as Azaria, a Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Truffles, a cinnamon Green Cheek Conure, and Henry, a lovebird. Debbie enjoys spending time with her grandson, as well as her “animal family”. Together, they love camping, reading, fostering animals and rescue work.

E-Mail: hello@crestwoodvets.com*
*If this is an emergency, or your pet is in pain or injured, or you need an appointment today please call our office.


LVT, Assistant Practice Manager

Lisa grew up in Oldham County and graduated from Oldham County High School. She attended Murray State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Upon graduation, she passed her national exam and became licensed shortly after. 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, educating clients 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 three dogs, several cats, and many exotics, some fuzzy, some feathered and some scaled.


Inventory Manager

Lisa is our inventory manager and has been with us 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 her daughter-in-law, Madison. In her spare time, she enjoys Zumba, reading and camping with her family.

Medical Care Team


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, three dogs – Copper, Valto and Goose, two cats – C’mere and Cali and a bearded dragon named Gecko. She has a passion for working with animals and wouldn’t be doing anything else!


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

Nathan graduated from South Oldham High School and is currently attending JCTC to get his associates in Biology then move to Pre-Vet. His fur family consists of a cat named Toast, 2 dogs Nebraska and Isabella, and a rabbit named Timothy. Nathan is passionate about politics and animal rights. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with family and going to the movies.


Medical Care Team

Madison was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. She went to North Oldham High school and then pursued a higher education at Morehead State University for her Veterinary Technology degree. Madison has a love for all animals and has two dogs, Chloe a cattle dog and Bella a German shorthaired pointer/Chocolate lab. Madison has a loving fiancée Ariel, who is also a vet tech that graduated from Morehead State University with her.


Medical Care Team

She is originally from North Carolina and moved to Louisville when she was young. She graduated from Ballard high school and then went onto Murray state university. Growing up she was always around animals and she currently has three horses, a donkey, two dogs, two birds, a rabbit, a guinea pig, and a hamster. She loves being able to work in a field that she truly enjoys and gets to share her passion for animals in.


Medical Care Team

Autumn got married in September of 2021 and has worked for Crestwood since 2020. She currently has three dogs (Jaxx, Diablo and Remi). She is also currently enrolled into Penn Foster to become a licensed veterinarian technician. She has always had a passion for animals and has always dreamed of working with them. Now she can truly say she is living her dream job!







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. They share their home with Opal and Dallas, both black labs, and a tank full of fish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and their wives, reading, movies and traveling. One of her favorite destinations is Disney World, she is a self-proclaimed “Disney freak”. Adrienne also volunteers with a local service dog organization, Paws With Purpose. 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 U of L and then worked with her family in a construction business for 20 + years. Lesley resides in Oldham County with her dog Phoebe, which she adopted from the Arrow Fund.


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 Assistant. 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, 11 years old and Elijah, 3 years old. 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, met her husband Jason in Montana and moved to Kentucky in 2011 after living in San Francisco for 11 years. They share their life with cats, chickens and goats. When not at work, Kathy enjoys cooking, traveling, gardening, knitting, and cheesemaking.


Client Care Team

Neva grew up in Louisville and joined the front desk team in 2019.  She worked as a Flight Attendant for 14 years and enjoyed the travel and the many people she met over the years. She has three grown children and seven grandchildren that call her Nani.  She’s lucky enough to have them all here in town with her. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, sewing, golf and spending time with family. Her fur babies include Bogey, a Dachshund/Bichon and her new addition Lucy, a Border Collie. She enjoys working at Crestwood Animal hospital and continues to learn something new every day!

Groomers & Animal Care Team


Animal Care Team & Grooming Assistant

Lauren grew up in Louisville, Kentucky where she graduated in the Medical Magnet at Moore High School. She joined the Animal Care team 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 has a Shiba Inu named Ginger and an Axolotl named Throttle.



Ryan is proud to be the groomer here at Crestwood Animal Hospital. He loves coming to work every day 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 a multitude of mixed breed rescues, almost all of which he took in during their time of need. 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 in 2009 and has enjoyed the work as well as the staff. She moved to Louisville from Florida many years ago. She is married and has two stepsons, Daniel, 25, and Dustin, 24, and three dogs – Grace, a Chihuahua, Kira, a Spitz mix, Bandit, a Jack Russell Terrier, a cat named Haylee and a cat named Cleopatra. 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

Russell grew up in Rural Kentucky. After attending Eastern Kentucky University for a few years, he returned home to assist his family by filling a vacancy in local government. Quickly, rising through the ranks he proudly managed the Local Animal Shelter and served as the Department Director of Animal Control for his home county and a neighboring county for over eight years. During this time, he participated in numerous rescues including a horse farm as well as countless dogs and was integral to the prosecution of animal abusers. Russell left the Shelter and Animal Control Department in capable hands to pursue his passion for animals outside of his home county and to explore the world. Russell spends his home life with his Great Dane, PawPaw and his three house cats, Sage, Bubbles, and Monster. When not advocating, helping or caring for animals he uses his free time working on a myriad of backyard projects including, Blacksmithing, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering and Welding.

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At Crestwood Animal Hospital, we are just as passionate about our team as we are about pets. As a Crestwood Animal Hospital 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 Crestwood Animal Hospital is a great career choice.


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