Veterinarians and Crestwood Animal Hospital Team
We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Crestwood Animal Hospital. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well-trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Meet Our Doctors
Learning and education are very important here at Crestwood Animal Hospital. We strive to have a state-of-the-art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Dr. Jerry Suddeth
Dr. Jerry Suddeth was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended St. Xavier High School and Hanover College before his acceptance to Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Suddeth loves the challenges and variety of general practice, and he especially enjoys orthopedic surgery and ultrasound. As Medical Director, he is passionate about individual team member growth and advancement, creating and maintaining a winning team culture, and finding creative ways to strengthen the veterinarian-client-patient relationship to better the lives of the patients, clients, and team members he serves. He is grateful for his fantastic wife, Stephanie, and their two wonderful children, Theodore and Naya. The family would not be complete without their Great Dane Dexter, African Grey Parrot Duncan, and Bearded Dragon Louie-Louise. In his spare time, Dr. Suddeth enjoys movies, music, theater, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Markie Dohrenwend
Markie Dohrenwend was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Centre College and then attended Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dohrenwend is particularly interested in canine physical rehabilitation and is passionate about helping animals with mobility issues. In 2017, she obtained her certification to become a rehabilitation practitioner through the CCRP program at the University of Tennessee. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture through CuraCore. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her two sweet dogs, Pippa and Finnegan.
Dr. Rachael Geyer
Rachael Geyer was born and raised in Mt. Washington, Kentucky. She attended Morehead State University for her undergraduate work, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in veterinary science and Biology. She moved to Auburn, Alabama, to attend Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine before moving back to Louisville for a one-year rotating internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services. Her interests include ultrasound, dermatology, internal medicine, and feline medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Geyer enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband Ty and their dogs Tonks, Roscoe, and Alistair, and cats Matrim, Tuon, Krios, and Tali. Dr. Geyer also keeps and breeds Ball Pythons and Dumerils Boas.
Dr. Ty Gillenwaters
Ty Gillenwaters grew up in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University for his undergraduate education and then Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for his doctorate. He is particularly interested in behavioral medicine and therapy as it relates to strengthening the human-animal bond and improving the quality of life for both patients and clients. His other medical interests are dermatology, feline medicine, and surgery. When not at work, Dr. Gillenwaters likes to spend his time horseback riding, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Rachael. He also enjoys taking care of and spending time with his numerous pets, including two horses, three dogs, four cats, many snakes, and a few bearded dragons.
Dr. Myriah Barnett
Myriah Barnett is a Louisville native, having graduated from North Oldham High School. She continued her education by attending Murray State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science and Agriculture. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University of Veterinary Medicine. From high school through college, she worked at East Louisville Animal Hospital as both a receptionist and a veterinary technician. She has a special interest in being there for her patients during their first visits and continuing to care for them until their last visit with End of Life care. Making their final days more comfortable as their pet parents say goodbye. Outside of work, her hobbies include reading, spending time with her friends and family, and going to Dale Hollow Lake. She currently has a German Shepherd named Apollo.
Dr. Kendel Ross Mitchell
Kendel was raised in Dawson Springs, KY. He earned a bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary medicine at Murray State University. He ventured out of state to earn his doctorate at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He moved back up to Louisville with his boyfriend, Daniel, to be closer to their families and begin their careers. His professional interests include feline medicine, dermatology, ultrasonography, alternative medicine, and end-of-life care. He has four pets: a dog named Pixie, a cat named Ritalin, another cat named Adderall, and a leopard gecko named Penicillin. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, watering his plants, reading tarot cards, sitting on his patio, and eating.
Dr. Nick Rataj
Nick Rataj is originally from La Grange, Kentucky. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a minor in Chemistry from Murray State University. He received his graduate degree at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Extending his education, he took an equine internship as an associate at Park Equine Hospital from 2017 through 2019. Before starting with us at Crestwood Animal Hospital in October 2022, he worked at Vetco Total Care from 2020 to 2022. His interests in the veterinary field include preventative medicine, general practice, and acupuncture. Outside of work, Dr. Rataj enjoys all things outdoors, such as rock climbing, disc golf, snow sports, and jet skiing, and even has a private pilot license! He has also hiked the Appalachian Trail in its entirety, which took 4 months and 3 weeks. He has a labradoodle named Barley, a cat, and a Bernese mix name Chimmy Chunga.
Meet Our Management Team
Client Care Team Lead
Neva grew up in Louisville and joined the front desk team in 2019. She worked as a Flight Attendant for 14 years and enjoyed the travel and the many people she met over the years. She has three grown children and seven grandchildren that call her Nani. She’s lucky enough to have them all here in town with her. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, sewing, golfing, and spending time with her family. Her fur babies include Bogey, a Dachshund/Bichon, and her new addition Lucy, a Border Collie. She enjoys working at Crestwood Animal Hospital and continues to learn something new every day!
Office Admin Manager
Kathy joined the Client Care team in June 2013. She grew up in Idaho, met her husband Jason in Montana, and moved to Kentucky in 2011 after living in San Francisco for 11 years. They share their life with cats, chickens, and goats. When not at work, Kathy enjoys cooking, traveling, gardening, knitting, and cheesemaking.
Medical Care Team Lead
Lindsay is our Medical Care Team Lead. She is an Oldham County native who attended and graduated from South Oldham High School. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Clay, and their son, Levi, doing just about anything outside. Lindsay began working at Crestwood Animal Hospital in June 2016 but has been working with and caring for animals since 2007. She has six pets of her own, three dogs – Copper, Valto, and Goose, two cats – C’mere and Cali, and a bearded dragon named Gecko. She has a passion for working with animals and wouldn’t be doing anything else!
Serena has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2004. Prior to that, she worked with a board-certified internal medicine specialist and surgeon. She attended Morehead State University and graduated with an associate degree in veterinary technology. Through these years, what she enjoys the most about this career is working with clients and pets to make lives better. She lives in Shelbyville with her husband and 2 children, as well as 3 horses, 2 dogs, and chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, sports, and outdoor activities.
Meet Our Medical Care Team
Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
Daniel is originally from Boone, North Carolina. He currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, and works at Crestwood Animal Hospital on our Medical Care Team. He has a particular interest in exotic animal care, along with skiing, and helps rehome and rehabilitate lizards in his free time. He has three bearded dragons named: Nubs, Pneumonia, and Rupert (pictured in the photo). He also has a leopard gecko named Slope, a Uromastyx named Nessie, and a Pac-Man Frog named Chungus.
Kayla is a Louisville, KY native. Her particular interests in the vet industry include rehabilitation and exotics. She currently has a dog named Tuco, four ferrets named Sophia, Mia, Bear, and Piper, and a bearded dragon named Draco. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.
Kassey is one of our technicians at Crestwood with five years of experience in the field. She is originally from Stoughton, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Public Administration and a certificate in nonprofit management. Her particular interests in the vet industry are helping with behavioral issues, physical rehab, and puppy/kitten visits. Outside of work, she is active with her two dogs, Ryker, an English Springer, and Echo, a Belgian Malinois, who participate in dog sports such as dock diving, barn hunting, and agility runs. She also enjoys spending time with her fiancé Nathan, hiking, and reading.
Madison was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. She went to North Oldham High School and then pursued higher education at Morehead State University for her Veterinary Technology degree. Madison has a love for all animals and has two dogs, Chloe, a cattle dog, and Bella, a German shorthaired pointer/Chocolate lab. Madison has a loving fiancée, Ariel, who is also a vet tech that graduated from Morehead State University with her.
Nancy grew up and currently lives in Louisville, KY, with her two dogs, Tucker and Marshall. She joined our medical care team in September 2018. She has been involved in the veterinary world since 2007. In her spare time, she likes to fish and hike. She also spends time knitting, crocheting, and quilting. She loves entering baked goods in the Kentucky State Fair, where she has won quite a few ribbons.
Veterinary Assistant & Grooming Assistant
Russell grew up in Rural Kentucky. After attending Eastern Kentucky University for a few years, he returned home to assist his family by filling a vacancy in local government. Quickly rising through the ranks, he proudly managed the Local Animal Shelter and served as the Department Director of Animal Control for his home county and a neighboring county for over eight years. During this time, he participated in numerous rescues, including a horse farm as well as countless dogs, and was integral to the prosecution of animal abusers. Russell left the Shelter and Animal Control Department in capable hands to pursue his passion for animals outside of his home county and to explore the world. Russell spends his home life with his Great Dane, PawPaw, and his three house cats, Sage, Bubbles, and Monster. When not advocating, helping, or caring for animals, he uses his free time working on a myriad of backyard projects, including, Blacksmithing, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, and Welding.
Client Care Team
Brandi grew up in Whitesburg, Ky. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Pikeville College. After moving to Louisville in 2008, she became a Certified Medical Assistant. She’s worked in the veterinary field since 2016. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the movies and water parks and hanging with her two children, aged 13 years and 6 years. She has three cats, Fancy, Cali, and Tom, along with her Chihuahua, Daisy.
Client Care Team
Hannah is from Louisville, KY. Prior to coming to Crestwood Animal Hospital, she worked alongside a dog trainer, which is one of her interests in the animal field. Her pets include Peter, a bearded dragon, Bean, a hamster, and Pippin a cat. When not at work, she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend, arts and crafts, and shopping.
Remote Client Care
John worked as a registered veterinary technician for 11 years before joining the client care team in January 2023. John works remotely from his home in St. Louis, Missouri where he lives with his wife Sharon and two rescue dogs Oberon and Callisto. John is passionate about preventative care and wishes he could protect every dog from heartworms. In his free time John loves to make pottery, play board games and search out comic books to add to his ever-growing collection.