Dr.R. D. Childers
Veterinarian, Partner. Dr. Childers has been practicing veterinary medicine in Northeast Mississippi since 1978. Originally from Ashland, MS he participated in the local 4-H and FFA programs as well as played High School basketball at Ashland High. After graduating high school he completed he spent the next three years completing his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University before entering Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Childers founded Willow Bend Animal Clinic in Holly Springs in August of 1978 and has been practicing ever since. Dr. Childers was honored to be named Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year in 2010. Dr. Childers makes his home in Holly Springs with his wife Sherry and his three daughters: Amanda, Emily, and Olivia. Dr. Childers’ wife, the other Dr. Childers, works at Blue Mountain College and both are actively involved in the Tippah and Union County communities. Dr. Childers is a strong supporter of community involvement and is on many local boards as well as serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church.
Dr. M. A. Thompson Dr. Thompson
Veterinarian, Partner. Dr. Thompson is a Board Certified Theriogenologist and currently serves as the President of the Society of Theriogenology. Dr. Thompson was selected as Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year in 2015. Dr. Thompson has served as the President of the National Society of Theriogenology and has lectured nationwide. Dr. Thompson also makes his home in Holly Springs with his wife Terry and his two children: Rebecca and Josh. Dr. Thompson is also an active member in the community and serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church.
Dr. D. M. HuntAssociate Veterinarian. Education: Mississippi State College of Veterinarian Medicine Dr. Hunt joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in 2013 and has contributed to the growth of the practice in Holly Springs as well as the practice in New Albany. Dr. Hunt is a graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinarian Medicine as is his wife Megan. Dr. Hunt makes his home in Byhalia.
Dr.A. B. HardyAssociate Veterinarian
Doctor Hardy joined our family in March 2019, as an Associate Veterinarian. He grew up in Columbus, Mississippi, working on his family’s cattle operation, where his love for animals began. Dr. Hardy was accepted into the early entry program at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences. After graduating, Dr. Hardy practiced veterinary medicine in Columbus before moving to New Albany. In his free time, he enjoys drawing, woodworking, and fishing. He is in the process of adopting a chocolate lab mix named Mossy, who was abandoned at the clinic. Dr. Hardy provides quality medical and surgical care to a variety of large and small animals. He is committed to educating their owners in keeping their pets healthy.