The team at Southern Crescent Equine Services is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with animals. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.
Dr. Jason McLendon, Owner
Years in Practice: 11
Dr. Jason McLendon is owner and senior practitioner of Southern Crescent Equine Services, LLC. A 1997 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, he continued his veterinary studies at Louisiana State University graduating with his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2000.
After graduating from LSU, Dr. McLendon moved to Newnan where he was an associate with Safe and Sound Veterinary Services. In 2002 he accepted a position with Coosa Valley Equine Hospital in Pell City, Alabama, where he practiced general medicine, surgery, lameness evaluation and reproductive services.
Dr. McLendon came to Newnan in 2005 as partner in Southern Crescent Equine Services and is now sole owner. He has developed the practice to focus on quality care for all equines in the south Atlanta area.
Dr. McLendon and his wife Amanda reside in Newnan and have three beautiful children, Jackson, Drew and Landon. In his free time he enjoys hunting, water skiing, golfing and spending time with his family.
Matt Reynolds, DVM
Years in Practice: 7
Born and raised on a dairy farm in Belvidere, TN, Dr. Matt Reynolds started caring for the cows on their family farm when he was five years old. Growing up on the farm inspired him to want to work with animals.
In 1994, Matt graduated Huntland High School and went on to MTSU for his undergrad. In May of 2001 he graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine: It was there that he decided to work as an equine vet.
Two months out of college, Dr. Reynolds started work in Camden, SC at South Carolina Equine Associates. He worked mainly on flat-track and steeplechase thoroughbreds, but also with hunter/jumper, endurance, and western disciplines.
On May 10, 2003 Matt married his wife, Angela. Shortly after, they moved to Pittsburgh, PA, where he worked with Cannon Hill Veterinary Clinic for four years, mainly working on standardbred racehorses.
In June of 2007, Dr. Reynolds moved back to South Carolina. There he led an equine practice that was branched off of a small animal practice.
Then, in April of 2008, a position opened at SCES and Dr. Reynolds moved to GA to work with Dr. Jason McLendon.
On 6-19-2010, Matt and Angela had their first child: Olivia Faith Reynolds.
Libby Reidy, DVM
Dr. Libby Reidy was born and raised on a small farm in West Virginia. The horse obsession began at four years old and continues today. She enjoyed dressage, eventing, fox hunting, and Pony Club. Dr. Libby went to Bethany College in Bethany, WV where she received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Women’s Studies in 2010. She graduated in 2014 with her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. WAR EAGLE!!
After vet school Dr. Libby completed a one-year (2014-2015) rotating internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, NJ. Dr. Libby joined Southern Crescent Equine Services in 2015 after completion of her internship. While she enjoys all areas of equine ambulatory medicine her special interests are in reproduction, emergency medicine, and medicine/ general wellness of patients.
When Dr. Libby isn’t working she enjoys hanging out with her dog, riding her horse, and hanging out with friends. She likes kayaking, being outside, and trying new restaurants with friends.
Years in Practice: 10
Laura was in the Financial Industry for 24 years before changing paths and joining our practice part time. She is currently living with her husband John, 11 greyhounds, 2 whippets and 2 horses (plus 2 friends horses) in Moreland.
Years in Practice: 2
Carrie is riding in the truck as Dr. McLendon’s vet assistant.
She is currently taking classes to get her degree as a veterinary technician.
She is a great asset in the office and in the field!
Years in Practice: 2
Michelle joined our practice April 2013. She has been in the horse industry in various capacities for the last 20 years.
We are very happy to have her in the office full time.
Years in Practice: 3
Vicki had been with the practice since it began, before leaving Georgia for about a year.
She and her husband recently returned to Newnan and she is once again helping us out in the office part time. WELCOME BACK!
Years In Practice: 4
Gwen is a local eventer. She is a columnist for 85-South Out and About and writes about our local equine industry.
She works in the office part time