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 two children, two dogs, an Australian Shepherd mix named Leila, and a Border Collie named Fiona, and a cat named Custard. 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 Indiana with her 4 children, husband, 3 cats (Patches, Kiera, and Wednesday), her Husky rescue Bob, Corgi named Goose, and her three-and-a-half-legged dog, Betty! She enjoys trying new groom styles and spending time with her family.

  • McKency (Fear Free Certified) .

    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.

  • Allison .
    Receptionist/ Technician

    Allison had been a Veterinary Assistant for 12 years when she made a brief career change, only to enthusiastically return in 2019. She's currently caring for an aging crew of two wonderful mutts, Ladybugs and Brody, and a sweet kitty, Poppy. She has also recently ventured into the world of fish-keeping. She enjoys nature, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and 3 1/2-year-old son.

  • Ashley .

    Ashley started working with animals at the Kentucky Humane Society as a Kennel tech/Doggy day care attendant. Shelter medicine inspired her to become a Vet assistant and she later came to Crescent Hill Animal Hospital for Fear Free certification. She is also interested in entomology. She enjoys hiking and kayaking in her spare time.

  • Rebecca .

    Coming soon!

  • Hannah .

    Hannah is a criminal justice major at Northern Kentucky University. She recently moved to Louisville and has a cat named Simba. She enjoys going to the gym in her free time.

  • Cayla (Fear Free Certified) .

    Cayla is our newest groomer! She went to grooming academy and grooms dogs and cats. She has 2 cats, Pam and Kitty, and 3 dogs, her Border Collie, Oscar, Corgi mix, Nina, and a deaf Great Dane named Cosmo. She loves grooming the misunderstood pets, or try creative styles. She enjoys spending time with her family and in her garden.

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