About Southcentral Veterinary Services in Bowling Green, KY

About Southcentral Veterinary Services in Bowling Green, KY

Southcentral Veterinary Services is a family-oriented, mixed animal hospital. While dogs and cats make up the majority of our patients here in Bowling Green, we're also happy to see equine and other large animals, pocket pets, and birds for essential services. Because we are dedicated to the wellbeing of your animals and being of service to you when you need us, you can call us at any time. We do our best to help in any way we can.

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Dr. Grimes

Dr. Eddy Grimes is a Warren county native who grew up in the Richardsville community. He is a Warren East High School and Western Kentucky University alumnus. Dr. Grimes received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. Upon graduation, he worked in a mixed animal practice in Horse Cave, KY and Morgantown, KY. He opened Southcentral Veterinary Services in January 2011.

He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Nicole, for 20 years. Together they have 3 children, Garrett, Lainey and Emi. When he is away from the office, Dr. Grimes enjoys traveling, kayaking and Auburn football.

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Tiffany Hicks

Tiffany has been part of the SVS team for seven years. Although she wears multiple hats and is an asset to all, her main tasks are managing our staff, the clinic’s daily operations and accounting. Tiffany is a Western Kentucky alumna holding an associate degree in medical billing and coding and health information systems.

Outside of the office, she enjoys all things outdoors. You may find her alongside her husband, Stephen, raising their Angus calves or floating down the creek in her kayak. Being with friends, family and her fur babies is her perfect downtime kinda day.

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Samantha Dye

Sam has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for 12+ years. Her certification is held with the International Business College, Vet Technology Institute A.S.S. With her expertise, she brings a lot of knowledge, compassion and dedication to her field. If you're a client at SVS, Sam will often be updating you with patient lab results and surgery outcomes. She assist Dr. Grimes in all areas including triage, exams, surgeries, vaccines and farm calls.

Sam is also an Army Medic Veteran, serving our country for over three years. When away from the clinic, she enjoys spending time on her farm where she cares for 8 horses, 5 goats, and several dogs, cats and chickens. Sam’s true love is horses. She is currently teaching riding lessons and serving as a 4-H horse club leader.

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Amanda Hendrick

Amanda is our very own in-house, full-time groomer. She brings 13+ years of experience and can handle the most timid pet with ease.

When Amanda isn’t grooming your fur babies she enjoys all things outdoor like fishing and mudding on SXS. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends and all of her fur babies.

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Lacey Willis

Lacey is probably a familiar face if you’ve been with us for a while. She is a seven-year veteran with SVS and will be graduating in May from WKU with a bachelor's in agriculture/pre-vet concentration. We hope to be calling her "Dr. Lacey" in the next few years! Lacey has many responsibilities, but you will often find her at the front desk assisting clients and answering the phone. She also assists Dr. Grimes with triage and surgeries.

Away from work and school, she enjoys camping, fly fishing, kayaking and spending time with family and friends. Lacey is also active in her church’s youth group and serves as a teacher. Lacey’s most recent new love is her Australian Shepherd fur baby, Maple.

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John Hicks

John is one of Dr. Grimes' veterinary assistants. You will often find John in the exam room helping with patient triage. He is currently a sophomore at Western Kentucky University majoring in biology. John's career goal is becoming a veterinarian.

John has a Goldendoodle named Ovi and loves meeting new pets and their owners while at the clinic. Outside of SVS, he enjoys watching movies, playing disc golf, kayaking, and fishing.

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Leah Hudnall

Leah joined our team in December 2019 and is our part-time veterinary assistant. She assists Dr. Grimes with triage, exams and surgeries. Leah is a graduate of Murray State University, holding a bachelor's degree in animal science.

We knew Leah would be a great fit for our clinic because she has pets of her own, Murray and Skye. Away from the office, you may find her and her newlywed husband, Grant, working on their family farm.

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Melissa Thornton

Melissa is our full-time receptionist. If you call or stop in, she will be one of the first people to greet you. Melissa is knowledgeable in our products and has a great love for pets. She enjoys spending time with her very own fur baby, Luke, a Border Collie mix.

Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys outdoor activities with friends and family.

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Miranda Montgomery

Miranda is our part-time veterinary assistant and the newest member of our SVS team.  She is a Warren East High School alumni and has dreamed of working with animals since childhood.  She recently added Lilith, a rottweiler pup to her family.  Away from the office she enjoys days on the lake.

Community Involvement

Bowling Green is our home, and we care about the people and animals who share it with us. Along with providing veterinary care to our patients, we’re also very much involved in supporting area schools while contributing to and participating in local events.

  • The Annual Pets with Santa event
  • Pup Paw-ty!
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day

We also love visiting area elementary schools and teaching children about veterinary medicine. It’s exciting to spark interest in the veterinary field and contribute to future generations of veterinarians.

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Photo Gallery

We are dedicated, heart and soul, to the wonderful community that trusts us with the care of its animals. Get a first look at our team members, some of our adorable patients, and our first-rate veterinary facility.