Our Team at Southcentral Veterinary Services in Bowling Green, KY

Our Team at 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.

Dr. Eddy Grimes

Dr. Grimes Owner & Veterinarian

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.

Dr. Ellie Hollis

Dr. Hollis Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Ellie Hollis is a soon to be graduate of the Class of 2021 from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (War Eagle!). She is a Bowling Green native and is happy to come home to begin her veterinarian career. Dr. Hollis has two fur babies of her own, Stitch and Ida. She also has cows/heifers on her family farm with her husband, Tyler.


Dr. Poole Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Hailey Poole grew up in Owensboro and is a Western Kentucky University alumni.  After receiving her bachelors in agriculture, she went on to obtain her doctorate from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. War Eagle!

Her experience in small animal medicine and surgery will be a great asset to our clients.  She enjoys visiting family farms and treating large animals as well.  From large to small…she loves them all.

Away from the office, her passion is competing in AKC beagle field trials and spending time with her own fur babies, Scout, Tex and Cowboy.

If you are looking for the best team to care for your pets in the new year, Dr. Poole would be honored with the opportunity.  She is now accepting new patients.

Dr. Karen Thomas

Dr. Thomas Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Thomas is a wonderful addition to our SVS team! She is a WKU alumni and received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University. Currently, Dr. Thomas is accepting new patients on Wednesdays.

She resides here in Bowling Green with her husband, David and their three daughters. Away from the clinic she enjoys cooking, watching soccer & football and supporting WKU cheer. She has two labs, Bullseye & Henry and an English Setter who likes to hunt.

Tiffany Hicks

Tiffany Hicks Office Manager

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.

Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen Customer Service Representative.

Racheal is our Customer Service Representative. You may have spoken to Racheal on the phone while making an appointment or meeting her at the pharmacy pickup window.

Racheal is a Bowling Green native and a graduate of Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College with an associates degree in business management.

Away from the office you can find Racheal spending time with her family or baking up some of her favorite goodies.

Andi Hawkins

Andi Hawkins Customer Service Representative

Andi is currently a junior at Warren East High School and is on the varsity girls soccer team. Andi assists our groomer and you may have spoken to her on the phone when making an appointment. Away from the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her sister, Samatha on their family farm.

Samantha Dye

Samantha Dye Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician

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.

Kelsee Riggsbee

Kelsee Riggsbee Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kelsee is currently a student at Owensboro Community and Technical College studying Veterinary Technology and will graduate in May 2021. Kelsee looks forward to applying her knowledge and skills as a licensed vet tech in the coming months. Away from school and the clinic, she enjoys kayaking with her husband, Michael, and their two dachshunds, Bandit and Ciri.

Zoey Doyle

Zoey Doyle Veterinary Assistant

Zoey is currently enrolled in vet tech school with Penn Fostor and has been training with us for a year now. We are so excited to watch her grow into her field and bring her knowledge to the SVS team.

Away from the office, Zoey enjoys hiking with her dogs, Izzy, Oakley and Callie and taking them for car rides. She also has a love for working on cars and always has a project going in the garage. Zoey also has a love for horses and owns two quarter horses of her own.

Leah Hudnall

Leah Hudnall Veterinary Assistant

Leah joined our team in December 2019 and is a veterinary assistant. She assists the doctors 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 with Grant, her husband, working on their family farm.

Emma Meeks

Emma Meeks Veterinary Assistant

Emma is currently a senior at Warren East High School and will graduate in May 2021. In the fall, she will continue her education at Western Kentucky University and focus her studies on Animal Science. Emma assists our team with various tasks such as triage, kennel management and receptionist. Away from the clinic, Emma enjoys playing golf and spending time with her pets, Link & Ruby.

Riley Bullock

Riley Bullock Kennel Assistant

Riley is a senior at Warren East High School and plans to attend Penn Foster in the fall to become a Licensed Vet Tech. She has three dogs of her own, a Yorkie-poo named Patch, a Jack Russell Terrier named Sailor and a Lab named Topper.  Away from the office she loves all activities outdoors and enjoys spending time with her family.

Garrett Grimes

Garrett Grimes Kennel Assistant

Garrett is our part-time veterinary assistant and attends South Warren High School. He has assisted his dad, Dr. Grimes, since opening day of SVS when he was only in Kindergarten.  Garrett plans to attend AUCVM in the future and become a veterinarian.  Away from the office he enjoys fishing and spending time with friends.

Chloe Shaw

Chloe Shaw Kennel Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Amanda Hendrick

Amanda Hendrick Groomer

Amanda is our very own in-house, full-time groomer. She brings 15+ 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.

Ciara Miller

Ciara Miller Groomer

Ciara is a Warren East High School alumni and is attending SoKY Community & Technical College. Ciara has been learning from the best for about 15 years…her mother, Amanda! We are thrilled that Ciera joined us to be grooming alongside Amanda in our dual grooming suite. When away from the clinic, Ciera enjoys spending time with her baby girl, Skyza, traveling, taking on new adventures and hanging out with her dog, AJ.

svs pups headshots

SVS Pups

Forrest Dye and Duncan Grimes have become the official SVS mascots.  These Golden Retrievers were born in May 2020. They love being at the clinic and welcoming everyone they meet.

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.

community event

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.