Our staff is composed of several fantastic, highly skilled, pet-loving people who have a passion for animals and their care.

  • Linda Gries
    DVM (Fear Free Certified)

    Dr. Gries has been practicing veterinary medicine in Louisville since 1988. She currently lives in Louisville with her husband, Jim, and their two daughters. They have two dogs, Fern and Redford, and a cat, Sperry.

  • Cheyenne
    (Fear Free Certified)​

    Cheyenne is our assistant office manager and an occasional technician. She is a Louisville native that grew up less than a mile from our hospital. She graduated from Bellarmine University in 2013 and spent a year in Fort Hood, TX, where she received her Dog Obedience Training certification from Animal Behavior College. Now she lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and two dogs, an Australian Shepherd mix named Leila, and a Border Collie named Fiona. In her free time she enjoys hiking, watching movies, and baking.

  • Chip Harkins
    LVT (Fear Free Certified)

    Chip is a fifth generation native of Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of The University of Georgia.  After a 31-year career in commercial insurance, he retired as a Vice President from Wells Fargo.  He graduated from Morehead State University's Veterinary Technology program and obtained his license in 2013. Chip and his wife Jennifer have three sons and three grandchildren, all of whom live in Louisville. His interests outside of veterinary work include fishing and target shooting. Despite any timeline you may have figured casually in your head from his bio, Chip says he's 39 years old.

  • Jim

    Jim is our office manager and food provider. He retired from the city a few years ago and now manages the clinic with his wife, Dr. Gries. He lives in Louisville with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, and a cat.

  • Jill

    Jill is our part-time receptionist. She currently attends University of Louisville Hite Institute of Art and sketches as much as she can. She enjoys volleyball, memes, and of course art!

  • Cyrena
    (Fear Free Certified)
    Groomer/ Receptionist

    Cyrena is our Groomer/ Receptionist. She went to grooming school for both dogs and cats, and is Fear Free certified. She lives in Jeffersonville IN with her 3 children, fiance, 2 cats (Patches and Wednesday), and her three-and-a-half-legged dog, Betty! She enjoys trying new groom styles and spending time with her family.

  • McKency

    McKency joined our staff this year as a receptionist. She brings a wealth of experience from her former position at a well known pharmacy chain.

  • Karen

    Karen is a long-time groomer at Crescent Hill Animal Hospital, accepting appointments on Thursdays. She started with Dr. Rabek, and - happily for us - stayed as the clinic transitioned to Dr. Gries!

  • Allison
    Receptionist/ Technician

    *Coming Soon!

  • Ashley

    *Coming Soon!

  • Scarlett
    Kennel, etc.

    *Coming Soon

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