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Benny Woody, D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.B.V.P
Dr. Woody established the Animal Health Center in 1992. His clinical interests are cytology, oncology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, and dentistry. He has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University; a Master of Science in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery from Texas A&M University; and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Canine/Feline Specialty.
After receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1980, he went on to complete an internship in the area of small animal medicine and surgery and a three year residency in small animal internal medicine at Texas A&M University. In 1984, he joined the faculty of Mississippi State University as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He was promoted to Associate Professor four years later, receiving tenure in 1989. He also was Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at Mississippi State University.
Joanna Daffin, B.S., D.V.M.
In June 2009, Dr. Daffin began her career as a veterinarian at the Animal Health Center. She received her Bachelor of Animal Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Dr. Daffin lives with her husband, Blake, their cats, and three dogs. Dr. Daffin’s interest outside of veterinary medicine include, music, photography, and daytime serial dramas.
Roseanne Havron, B.S., D.V.M.
Dr. Havron joined the Animal Health Center’s veterinary staff in 1998. She has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. One of Dr. Havron’s primary roles at AHC is performing soft tissue surgeries such as spays, neuters, and one of her favorite surgeries, C-Sections. When you ask Dr. Havron why she enjoys C-Sections, with a smile and a giggle she replies, “because you get a prize at the end.”
Dr. Havron lives with her husband Jim and their two dogs, Quigley and Augie. Reading and teaching Sunday School are two of the things she enjoys outside of veterinary medicine.
Kristin Tjardes, D.V.M
Dr. Kristin Tjardes was born in Gibson City, IL. She was raised on her family Polled Hereford cattle and grain farm. She had several Border collie dogs, cats and horses growing up. She used to show cattle and horses in her younger days. This is how she originally became interested in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Kristin Tjardes attended the Western Kentucky University. There, she graduated with a Biology major and Chemistry minor. She completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 at Oklahoma State University. She is interested in behavior medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Tjardes is happily married to Wade Bartlett. They have three beautiful daughters; Alyssa, Taryn and Rynna that are very active in school and sports. They spend their free time on the soccer field, swimming pool or at the lake boating. Also, she has three beautiful and unique furry children; dog named Ivy, and two cats named Jax and Lucy.
Laura, Clinic Coordinator, V.M.T.
Laura worked 3 years at the Animal Health Center from 1995 to 1998 and then returned in 2005. She has an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Columbia Sate Community College and held her Veterinary Medical Technician license in the state of Tennessee. Laura still enjoys working as a Technician within the practice, but her main role is that of Clinic Coordinator.
Laura lives with her daughter on a mini farm where they enjoy their horses, donkey, dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, and chickens!
Amie has been associated with the Animal Health Center literally half her life. She became a client in 1994 and joined the staff in 1997. Amie has an Associate Degree of Applied Science of Veterinary Technology from Columbia State Community College, is a licensed veterinary medical technician and has a certification in stem cell therapy. One of Amie’s main roles at AHC is that of surgery technician.
When not at work Amie enjoys spending time at the lake with her family. Amie, her husband, and their daughter share their home with three dogs and one cat.
Jessie joined the Animal Health Center staff in 2004 . She has an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Columbia State Community College. She is a licensed veterinary medical technician and holds a certification in stem cell therapy. Jessie lives with her 7 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 horses. She spends her free time enjoying the outdoors taking on building projects or just relaxing.
Shannon Crutcher, L.V.M.T.
Shannon joined the Animal Health Center staff in August 2003. She has an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Columbia State Community College. She is a licensed veterinary medical technician and also has a certification in stem cell therapy. Shannon spends her free time enjoying the company of all her many wonderful pets. She has 10 cats, 7 dogs, and 5 horses.
Daniell has been with Animal Health Center since October of 2007. She began in our kennel department while attending school to become a veterinary technician. In 2010 Daniell graduated from Columbia State Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. When not at work Daniell spends her time with her family and coddling over her beautiful granddaughter. She has many cats and dogs of her own and is pictured here with her Havanese, Sully.
Courtney joined Animal Health Center in June of 2015. Prior to joining our team she worked at a small animal clinic in the surgical department. Courtney’s passion to work with animals goes beyond her job here at AHC. She can often be found with her horse, Hawk either competing in the ring or just enjoying a pleasure ride on a trail. Courtney lives with her family where she takes joy in being an attentive aunt to her nieces and nephew. She is pictured here with her main trail companion, Cami.
Becky has been with Animal Health Center since 2006. She has been a vital member of our team as both a receptionist and kennel assistant. When not at work Becky enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their dog Lillie. For Becky and her family warm weather and the lake is an ideal way to spend the day.
Elissa joined the Animal Health Center in 2013. Prior to making the switch to the world of veterinary medicine, she worked in the dental field as an EFDA for 10 years. Elissa not only works as a receptionist at AHC, but her prior knowledge in the dental field is utilized as well when she assist’s Dr. Woody with canine and feline dental procedures. Elissa enjoys spending her personal time with her husband, daughter, and their three German shepherds. Paddle boarding and running are some of Elissa’s outdoor hobbies.
Ginny has been with The Animal Health Center since 1999 and is head of kennel personnel. One of Ginny’s attributes is that because she gets to know some of our patients as boarders, she can offer valuable insight to the doctors and technicians to a pets normal routine and behavior. This can be helpful information during the medical evalutation of a pet.
When not working, Ginny enjoys spending time with her husband John and their son Maddox. Ginny’s other family members include 1 pug, and two cats. Ginny also enjoys listening to music and reading
DeAnna joined the Animal Health Center in September of 2015. Her passion for animals started at a young age when she participated many years in the local 4-H. Prior to joining AHC DeAnna worked for another small veterinary clinic and worked with dogs in obedience training.
DeAnna lives in Fairview with her son and two dogs. She is engaged to be married this year.
Kandace has worked at the Animal Health Center since 2005. The first four years of her employment at AHC were as a part-time kennel employee. As time has passed, her ability to groom small dogs, especially shihtzu’s, has created a new position for her. She now provides several of our clients with in-house grooming. When not at work, Kandace enjoys spending time with her dog LeAnna, and her two cats.
Tim began his employment with the Animal Health Center in September of 2012. Tim is the grounds keeper and in charge of maintenance at AHC. Although he doesn’t have any pets of his own you can often catch him petting patients in the clinic. When not at work, Tim enjoys spending time with his son.
Many of our clients enjoy the warm home like feeling that the decor provides. Mrs. Woody not only decorates the clinic with antiques and other home like decor, she brings the holidays alive with festive pieces that reflect the current holiday of the time. From hearts at Valentines to Snowmen at Christmas, Alix's decorations bring a certain charm to the place that no other veterinary clinic has.
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All I can say is Dr. Woody and team are the very best we have ever experienced. Thank you so much Dr. Woody and Team!!
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