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Loving Lebanon's Animals for over 40 years

Kinslow Veterinary Clinic sets the standard for livestock and pet care in Wilson County

Any family with pets and livestock can agree that ensuring their animal’s health is cared for can be a big decision. Lebanon has been lucky that Dr. Phillip Kinslow, DVM made his home and practice here, not only setting the standard of veterinary practice, but as a pillar in our community for more than 40 years.

Raised near Carthage, TN in the Kenny's Bend Community, growing up on a farm with dairy cows, beef cattle, horses, mules, hogs and chickens, Dr. Kinslow got a young start in animal husbandry. Though much of their farming income came from tobacco crops, it was evident early on that the cattle and horses were Phillip's favorite. 

After graduating from Smith Co. High School, then Tennessee Tech with a B.S. in Animal Science, and finally Auburn's School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kinslow found opportunity in Lebanon with Dr. R. L. Donaldson and Dr. David G. Bennett, seeing that there was a demand for expanding veterinary services in Wilson County.

Relocating to their current Kinslow Veterinary Clinic (KVC) in 1986, “Doc” was able to grow the practice by adding more vets, techs, kennel assistants, cowboys and cowgirls, as well as, becoming a philanthropic part of Wilson County.

Dr. Kinslow now acts as the primary advocate for the success of their great team at KVC, providing care for both farm animals and family pets, as well as an occasional checkup on Doc's own horse and cattle herd.

We caught up with KVC to get to know the team.

Tell us about the KVC practice and its services.

Alongside Dr. Kinslow, veterinarians Dr. Amy Hastings, Dr. Jordan Pack, Dr. Kelly Davenport, and Dr. Callie Taylor offer the whole package, from community educational opportunities, herd protocol development and a full lab and pharmacy.

The clinic only accepts walk-in patients, so we see a lot of small animal emergencies during business hours from that, while we only schedule appointments for surgeries and boarding.

KVC offers a complete line of small animal and farm animal pharmaceuticals in stock so clients can consider us a one-stop-shop. We have an extensive in-house lab available, offering x-rays, ultrasound, and even pet boarding.

The small animal veterinarians and vet techs provide up-to-date vaccines and medical protocols, while maintaining a fully stocked pharmacy including heartworm, parasite, flea and tick treatments at competitive prices.

Transporting large animals seems like it could be quite the challenge, how does that work?

Not only does KVC offer pet taxi services to pick up and drop off your pets, large animal mobile trucks are also available for farm calls. 

Dr. Kinslow saw a need in the elderly community who could not drive to get their pets to the clinic for treatment and felt compelled to start this program. This is also a great service for busy pet owners who need some extra help getting their pets to and from the clinic for their care.

KVC is very active in the community. Tell us about programs Dr. Kinslow and the team are passionate about.

The future of vet medicine relies on young adults with a heart for animals. Because of this KVC supports local FFA chapters, sponsors the Wilson County Fair, offers student internships with large and small animals and more. The longevity of the practice depends on the future, so KVC allows veterinary techs from local schools to join their internships, as well as supporting FFA through events like the annual Ham Breakfast at the Tennessee State Fair and employing young adults.

Because Wilson County is one of the largest cattle producing counties in the state, Doc has devoted a significant portion of his career to supporting Wilson County livestock owners. Creating herd protocols and educating the local community on how they can continue to keep their herd healthy and thriving through medicine and nutrition is a project he is passionate about. He has formulated cattle and equine feed that can be purchased locally and his team continues to share and expand these livestock programs.

KVC also works with local animal rescues to make sure dogs and cats are cared for while awaiting their forever homes.

With a practice so dear to Dr. Kinslow’s heart, tell us about the other veterinarians he has chosen to bring on the team to continue the KVC legacy.

Dr. Amy Hastings started with KVC in 1990 as a kennel employee and tech assistant. She attended Austin Peay and UT Knoxville, graduating in 1996 when she began working as a doctor at KVC. Dr. Amy has enjoyed seeing and caring for families' pets from puppy/kitten until the end of life, caring for them during their entire life.

Dr. Jordan Pack is originally from Marshall County, TN, moving to Rutherford County as a young boy. Hard work and determination were integral in his family from a young age; he attributes several mentors and coaches who pushed and guided him into finding a career centered on helping others. He began working at a mixed animal clinic in High School where he realized combining his passion for animals and people through veterinary medicine. After graduating from UT Martin with an Agriculture degree, he attended the University of TN CVM where he earned his DVM and has been working at KVC for seven years. Dr. Pack primarily focuses on large animal medicine as he enjoys being out on the farm and meeting clients. His favorite part of his job is building relationships with people through animal care.

Dr. Kelly Davenport graduated from UT Martin in 2009 with a BS in Agriculture from UT Knoxville, then earning her DVM in 2013. She says what she enjoys most about being a veterinarian is helping sick animals and helping farmers maintain healthy, productive cattle herds.

Dr Callie Taylor started in 2013 as a volunteer and tech assistant before graduating from UT Knoxville in May 2022 and began career as a Doctor in June 2022 with us.

With 40 years of commitment to his veterinary business, what does Dr. Kinslow enjoy doing with his time off?

More work with animals of course. 

Lost Creek Cattle Company is the equine portion of Kinslow Farms, owned by Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Kinslow. Approximately 100 Quarter Horses share their 1,000+ acres in the Tennessee hills with a commercial cow herd, backgrounding operation and feed lot.

The goal of Lost Creek Cattle Company is the production of high quality ranch type working horses. Our foundation began with the grand ole bloodlines that were proven for generations such as Blue Valentine, High Rolling Roany, Pete Oswald and King Fritz. Current bloodlines being infused into the herd include Playgun, Paddy's Irish Whiskey, and Joseph's Gold. Great confirmation and a polite disposition are demanded; while we prefer the roan colors.

Lost Creek horses are gaining recognition in all aspects of cattle work and competitions as well as cowboy mounted shooting. Dr. Kinslow and head trainer Charlie Ramsey appreciate your interest and welcome visitors. Visit lostcreekcattlecompany.com for more information about that. 

Kinslow Veterinary Clinic is located at 109 Southside Park Dr, Lebanon, TN. Visit kinslowvetclinic.com for more information about their practice.

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