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. 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 23 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. Karen Thomas

Dr. Thomas Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Karen 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.


Alishea Young, CVT Practice Manager

Alishea was born and raised in Idaho. Growing up her family was very involved with horses and decided to pursue her AAS in Veterinary Technology from the College of Southern Idaho. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2003 and worked for a busy 5 doctor practice in Idaho before changing career paths to selling the medicines to veterinary hospitals for many years. She also pursued a short course in Equine Reproductive Management and AI from Colorado State University.
Last year, Alishea moved to Kentucky with her daughter. She enjoys being a mama most in life and spending as much time with her daughter as possible, cooking and baking, reading, camping and hunting. She is a fur mama to a dog named Myrtle and two cats, Marty and Lucy.
Rachel Allen

Racheal Allen Client Care Representative

Racheal is our Client Care Representative. You may have spoken to Racheal on the phone while making an appointment or as you visit our hospital.

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, husand, Austin and daughter, Margo.  Racheal is also a fur mommy to Blossom.  In her free time she enjoys reading or baking up some of her favorite goodies.


Amy Rinner Client Care Representative

Amy serves our team as a Client Care Representative.  Amy will assist you with making appointments, picking up prescriptions or just have an empathetic chat to make your day.

Away from the office Amy enjoys spending time with her family and special fur baby, Maze.


Vanessa Minador Client Care Representative

Vanessa has a huge heart for all animals and she is a perfect addition to our Client Care Team.  She has two cats of her own, Evo and Kai.  Vanessa is also pet CPR and first aid certified.

Away from the clinic, she enjoys attending car shows.


Hannah Keen, LVT Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hannah serves our team as our Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She brings a wealth of technical skills along with management skills to our SVS team efficiency.  She is a graduate of Volunteer State Community College with an Associates in Veterinary Technology.

Away from the clinic, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, Marcus, and their dog, Stella.

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Cheyenne Carroll, LVT Licensed Veterinary Technician

Cheyenne serves our team as our Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician and brings a wealth of technical skills to the SVS team.  She is a graduate of Owensboro Community and Technical College with an Associates in Veterinary Technology. Being trained in her field you may see Cheyenne for various appointments.  Cheyenne may help your pet with routine vaccines, dental cleanings, blood draws, radiographs, ear cytologies, intestinal parasite screenings and nail trims.
Away from the clinic, Cheyenne enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Tristan, traveling and attending concerts.  She also has two guinea pigs, Bubbles and Daytona and two cats, Paisley and Jolene.

Samantha Guillen Lead Veterinary Assistant

Samantha works with our team as a Lead Veterinary Assistant and looks forward to becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Penn Foster in the near future.

Away from the clinic, she and her husband, Jordan enjoy spending time with their children, Aiden and Oaklynn. They enjoy all activities outdoors, especially going on hikes. Sam also has a crafty side and enjoys creating fun projects.


Jorja Tuttle Veterinary Assistant

Jorja is from Scottsville, Ky.  She graduated with an Associates in Science in May of 2023 and plans to attend Pen Foster in the future to obtain her license as a veterinary technician.

Away from the clinic, Jorja enjoys spending time with family and friends and her fur baby, Milo.

Riley Bullock

Riley Bullock Veterinary Assistant

Riley attends Penn Foster and is obtaining her veterinary technicians license.

Away from the office she loves all activities outdoors and enjoys spending time with her family.


Emma Meeks Patient Care Team

Emma is enrolled with Owensboro Community & Technical College and is working toward her veterinary technician license. 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.

Garrett Grimes

Garrett Grimes Patient Care Team

Garrett attends Western Kentucky University. 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.


Zane McCauley Patient Care Team

Zane is a Bowling Green native and is studying Agriculture Pre-Vet at Western Kentucky University.  He hopes to attend Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine in the future and concentrate in aquatic animals.

Away from his studies and work, he enjoys being out on the water and hiking the woods.  He is also West Virginia Mountaineer's biggest fan.


Claire Burklow Patient Care Team

Claire is part of our Patient Care Team.  She is currently attending Western Kentucky University studying in the Pre-Vet program.  Claire plans to attend Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine.  She is a fur mom to her Golden Retriever, Vlatty.

Away from school and the clinic, Claire enjoys all things outdoors and taking hikes.

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.