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.
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 permitted treating veterinarian.
When Dr. Libby isn’t working she enjoys traveling with her boyfriend, riding her horse, practicing yoga, hiking with her dog and gardening.
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 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.
Michelle 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.
Farm Manager, Ron served in the Marine Corp, then worked in the construction field and managed his own horse farm for over 25 years. He has extensive experience caring for horses and maintaining farms. We rely on Ron for all daily farm maintenance and horse care.
Jodie has extensive experience with horses and has joined us in the office part time.
Jeff joined Southern Crescent Equine Services last year. Jeff is an art teacher at Arnco-Sargent Elementary School and we are fortunate to have him working for us part-time. He feeds the in house boarding horses in the afternoon and alternating weekends.
Christina is part-time in the office and part-time as a vet tech with Dr. Reidy. Christina enjoys spending time with her two horses, Buster and Doc. She is also happily expecting a baby with her husband, coming March 2020.
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!
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.