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
Dr. Jason McLendon is originally from Carrollton, GA. His grandparents owned farms in South Georgia and this is where Jason spent a lot of his childhood summers. It was through these experiences that he knew that he wanted to be a veterinarian. When Dr. McLendon was fifteen years old, he started working for mixed animal veterinarians in Carroll County, Georgia. He soon realized that he had a passion for the large animal side of veterinary medicine. He obtained a Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of Georgia in 1996. While attending the University of Georgia, he was employed by the UGA School of Veterinary Medicine as a veterinary technician. After graduating college and before buckling down to go to veterinary school, Dr. McLendon was employed by a purebred Angus farm in Glasgow, Montana.
Dr. McLendon moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana from Montana to attend Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school, he worked for mixed animal veterinarians as well as a large Arabian breeding and training farm. He also lived on a farm and managed an equine boarding facility while attending veterinary school. While in veterinary school, Dr. McLendon completed several externships at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital (Lexington, Kentucky), Pea Ridge Veterinary Clinic (Pea Ridge, Arkansas), and Equine Medical Associates (Hawkinsville, GA). He graduated from LSUSVM in 2001.
After completing veterinary school, Dr. McLendon returned to Georgia and worked as an equine ambulatory practitioner. After one year in the field, he went to work at Coosa Valley Equine Center in Pell City, Alabama. Coosa Valley Equine Center is a surgical referral center that specializes in equine lameness diagnosis and treatment. Dr. McLendon worked at CVEC for almost three years and then returned to Georgia.
Southern Crescent Equine Services was established in 2005 in Newnan, Ga and has evolved into a general equine practice that offers a wide variety of services. Dr. McLendon’s special interest include lameness, minor surgeries, reproduction, and dentistry. Dr. McLendon is also an FEI accredited treating veterinarian. Most of Dr. McLendon’s free time is spent with his wife and three teenagers. They can be found at volleyball, basketball, and football games. They also enjoy horseback riding, cross country meets, hunting, and spending time at the lake.
Dr. Brooke Alnwick, DVM
Dr. Brooke Alnwick grew up in Groton, Massachusetts with dogs and horses that helped spark her love of animals. She started working with her horse’s veterinarian as a teenager, and quickly learned that she wanted to follow in his footsteps! She obtained a bachelors in pre-veterinary sciences from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016. While living in Amherst, she worked on a dairy farm and helped manage a small herd of beef cattle. She also was a member of the UMass Equestrian Team. She then moved to Auburn, Alabama for veterinary school and earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Auburn University in 2020. While in veterinary school, she worked in the equine hospital on weekends, held multiple leadership positions, and participated in research projects.
After veterinary school, Dr. Brooke completed an internship in the large animal hospital at the University of Georgia. Here she gained further experience in surgery, internal medicine, and emergency/critical care for all large animals.
Dr. Brooke joined Southern Crescent Equine Services in July of 2021. Her interests include lameness, diagnostic imaging, emergencies, and ophthalmology. She spends her free time hiking with her dogs, fishing, exploring new restaurants, and being active with her local church.
Matt Reynolds, DVM
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 from 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 very early and continues today. She enjoyed competing in dressage, eventing, fox hunting, and Pony Club (H/H-A rated). 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) equine specialty internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, NJ. Dr. Libby joined Southern Crescent Equine Services in 2015 after completion of her internship. Dr. Libby was always interested in an integrated medicine approach to treating her patients. As a result, Dr. Libby became certified in Equine Acupuncture from The Chi Institute in 2016, followed by a certification in animal chiropractic from Options for Animals in 2020. Dr. Libby believes strongly in practicing a true mix of western and eastern medicine to help her patients reach their maximum potential for performance and health. She is a FEI Level 1 Official Veterinarian.
When Dr. Libby isn’t working she enjoys traveling, riding her horse, practicing yoga, hiking with her dog and gardening.
Carrie Stryker, Veterinary Technician
Carrie is riding in the truck as Dr. McLendon’s vet assistant.
She is a great asset in the office and in the field!
She and her horse Sam are avid eventers.
Molly Peavy, Veterinary Technician
Molly is Dr. Reynolds vet assistant. Molly has extensive experience with horses, she is an avid eventer and is a great asset in both the field and in the office.
We are very happy to have her in the office full time.
Anna Lanier, Veterinary Technician
Anna is Dr. Reidy’s vet assistant. Anna and her horse Lena love to hit the trails anytime they can, they also share a birthday!
Hobbies : fishing, turkey hunting, spending time working in my yard, and a real passion for college football.
Melody Hicks, Veterinary Technician
Melody is Dr. Reynolds Veterinary Technician. Melody grew up with horses and started out competing in Hunter jumping for several years. Melody switched to working cow horses and competed in cutting (NCHA). Melody is currently competing in ranch sorting and traveling in the RSNC circuit around the country.
Jazmin Palomera, Veterinary Technician
Roberto Blanco, Barn Staff
We are fortunate to now have Roberto here at Southern Crescent full-time helping Ron with all barn and facility duties.
Roberto’s experiences with horses started at Chapel Farms in 1997. His Duties there included feeding watering and grooming horses. He cleaned stalls and sanitized feed and water buckets. He would also assist in the birthing of foals. It was during one of these times that he first met Dr McLendon. Roberto assisted with stallion collections and kept the grounds maintained. His job there ended in 2009 when the farm closed.
Scott Woodall, Barn Staff
Scott is full time in our barn staff. He was born and raised in Atlanta and spent summers growing up on Lake Burton and spending time on family farms in Cordele, Ga. Scott attended Georgia Southern College and has been Married to Trudy for 30 years. They have two children, Carson, and Madison, both out of the house, and fur baby Sadie. Scott is retired from Delta from 32 years, we are happy he has joined our team!
Patrick Oliver, Barn Staff
Michelle Wright, Office Staff
Michelle has been in the horse industry in various capacities for the last 20 + years.
Jodie Jones, Office Staff
Jodie is full time in the office and personal assistant to Dr McLendon. She has extensive horse knowledge. Along with her husband Ron, they have shown, bred, trained and taught at their horse farm near Franklin. Her spare time is currently spent raising Sunkawakan, the last of many foals.
Dawn Prost, Office Staff
Dawn works in our office part-time. She and her husband Steve have 2 adult sons, Stephen and Zac and grand pup Curtis. Dawn and her husband enjoy many outdoor activities as well as spending quality time with family and friends
Heather Thompson, Office Staff
Heather is in our office. She has been working from home & homeschooling her children. She rode horses as a teenager & has medical experience as well. She is excited to join these two worlds by being a part of the SCES team!
Christina is in our office part-time. She enjoys spending time with her husband Will, and their daughter Amelia. Christina is expecting their second daughter Everlynn in December! In her spare time, she enjoys going to the park with her daughter and Husband, spending time with family and friends, and also her two horses Buster and Doc.