Dr. Chris is originally from Georgetown, Kentucky. He attended Murray State University where he received a B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and minors in Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Chris is a 2015 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an equine internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital he elected to make a career change and pursue practice in small animal medicine. He returned to Auburn, Alabama to be with his then fiancé. He worked as an associate at East University Veterinary Hospital for over 2 years before returning to his home state to start a practice with his wife. The past few months he has been doing relief work for BluePearl Veterinary Partners and Mobile Veterinary Services but most importantly has been overseeing construction and preparing for the grand opening of Dogwood Veterinary Clinic! Dr. Chris’ main goal as a veterinarian is to make sure that all of his clients feel heard, understood and cared for. He wants you to leave the exam room understanding his recommendations and feeling confident in his plan for your pet. In his free time Dr. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, gardening and doing Crossfit.
Dr. Katie Franklin
Dr. Katie is from Louisville, Kentucky. She attended University of Kentucky for her undergraduate degree where she received a B.A. in Chemistry. She is a 2018 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Katie’s has been wearing many hats since graduation, practicing as a relief doctor at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Corydon Animal Hospital and Jefferson Animal Hospital. During spring and summer months she spends a majority of her time working as an associate veterinarian for Mobile Veterinary Services, practicing equine medicine in a practice that is majority racetrack medicine. Dr. Katie will be around the practice and seeing some appointments as needed but will be continuing to practice equine medicine. She and Dr. Chris are also expecting baby Franklin in late September of 2019, so both Dr. Franklin’s will be staying busy preparing for their baby’s arrival! Dr. Katie hopes that all of her clients enjoy their visits at Dogwood Vet Clinic and they feel it is a homey, welcoming environment where they aren’t afraid to ask questions and that they feel confident their pets are receiving the best care. In Dr. Katie’s free time she enjoys horseback riding (when she’s not pregnant), crossfit, scrapbooking, hiking and baking. She also enjoy cooking and going out to eat with Dr. Chris!
Alicia is from central PA and later moved to Nashville, TN and she now calls KY her “forever home sweet home” these past nine years. She has studied business, healthcare and interior design. She has spent ten of her thirteen years in healthcare in Oncology as a financial counselor. Always a lover of animals, Alicia has owned cats and dogs her entire life. Also a very enthusiastic equestrian, she started riding again five years ago. She enjoys daily dog walks for her friends and often pet sits for them. Alicia is excited to start her new career in the veterinary field and to work with Dr. Chris and Dr. Katie. In her free time, she enjoys her daily runs, horseback riding, decorating, party planning and enjoy dinner and live music with friends.
Shannon was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. She has worked in healthcare as well as caring for the elderly and children. She spent 10 years living in Northern Ky while her husband pursued his career and started a family there. She has two children, Lexi and Connor who are her pride and joy, and a dachshund, named Gus! She has been back in Louisville for 5 years raising
her family and is excited to transition back into the work force caring for animals. In Shannon’s free time she enjoys watching her children play basketball, doing anything outdoors in nature, making memories with her children, cooking, and any time spent with her family and friends.
Brittany has loved being around animals from a very young age. She is
originally from Campbellsville, Kentucky and graduated from Campbellsville
University in 2018 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Brittany has worked in customer service for 6 years and is looking forward
to helping the people and pets of Dogwood Vet Clinic. In her free time,
Brittany enjoys going to Churchill Downs, traveling, watching football,
going to Cyclebar classes, and keeping up with her three cats: Jordy,
Louis, and Sora.
Receptionist & Veterinary Technician
Kristan grew up in Shepherdsville, KY. She graduated Brown Mackie in Louisville in 2015. She has 10 years of small animal experience, 3 years of equine, 2 years of laboratory, and 3 months of exotics. She has three fur babies that she loves, a 2 year-old shih Tzu (Stewart), a 4 year-old rescue pup (Turbo), and a 5 year-old lion head rabbit (Sphen). In her free time she enjoys taking the dogs for walks, riding on the motorcycle, taking spin classes, and spending time with family.
Jadyn is originally from Carrollton, KY, a small town in northern Kentucky. Growing up she was always around animals on her grandparent’s farm, so a love for animals and the outdoors came naturally. After graduating from high school she was unsure of which career path to choose, so she decided to join the Army National Guard. Jadyn is now enrolled at Bellarmine University and is majoring in biology. Jadyn plans to go to vet school after obtaining a B.S. in biology. She loves to spend time with her dogs, Paityn (a husky mix) and Bear (a Bulgarian/Anatolian Shepherd mix), and considers her pups some of her best friends. She also enjoys hiking, fishing, reading, running and spending time with her friends and family. Jadyn is excited to learn and grow from working with Dr. Chris and Dr. Katie and to further her experience in the veterinary industry.
Tori grew up in Oldham County and currently resides on a 20-acre horse farm in Finchville, Kentucky. She recently graduated from Morehead State University with a biomedical sciences degree, completed in just 3 years! While in college, she rode for the MSU equestrian team. Tori grew up with animals and is currently the pet momma of a rescued pit mix (Willow), a rescued black cat (Tray) and an off the track thoroughbred (Linkin). She has 16 years of experience with horses, including riding saddle seat, hunt seat, eventing and dressage. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, hanging out with friends, drawing/painting, being outdoors and working out.
Haleigh was born and raised in Taylorsville, Ky. She has a blind border collie pup named Birdie and two cats named Buddy and Remi. Haleigh also has one rescue cat named Winston that had eye lid agenesis and trichiasis. She is very passionate about rescuing kittens and finding them loving forever homes. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend, family and spending time with her niece and nephew. Haleigh is happiest when she’s helping fur babies, and surrounded by those she loves.