Meet Our Team
Our Approach to Veterinary Care in Newnan, GA
Southern Crescent Equine Services is proud to serve Newnan and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.
We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own animal, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your animal, please don’t hesitate to call us at (770) 252-6860.
Dr. Jason McLendon, DVM
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. Dr. Reynolds has the passion for performance/sport horse medicine.
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.
Katy Mayhew, DVM
Dr. Katy Mayhew joined Southern Crescent Equine Services in March of 2022. She attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the class of 2016. She completed a rotating internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Colorado prior to practicing general equine medicine near Athens, GA for 4 years. She started her own dentistry-only practice in 2021 but was thrilled for the opportunity to join Southern Crescent Equine as an associate a little over a year later.
Dr. Mayhew has a strong interest in advanced oral care, dentistry and tooth extractions. Older horses, affectionately known as the "Golden Oldies", have a special place in her heart. Dr. Mayhew also offers chiropractic and acupuncture services for horses and takes a whole health approach to every case. When asked what she loves most about her job, her answer is "helping clients enjoy their horses".
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Mayhew and her husband enjoy hiking and spending time with their dog, Violet. Dr. Mayhew has two of her own horses, Tivoli and Loui. Dr. Mayhew loves to garden, trail ride, practice yoga and drink really good coffee.
Katie Winkles, DVM
Dr. Katie Winkles is originally from Pine Mountain, GA. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Columbus State University in 2016, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2020. Following graduation, she completed rotating internship at Weatherford Equine Medical Center in Weatherford , Texas. She enjoys all aspects of equine medicine and has specific interests in preventative care, reproduction, dentistry, and emergency medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her English Shepherd, Bonnie, as well as playing piano, hiking, and reading.
Rebecca Erwin, DVM
Dr. Erwin is originally from Suwanee, GA. She has a background in English performance horses, competing in hunter/jumpers and eventing. She attended undergrad at the University of Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2017. Dr. Erwin spent a year working at an equine practice in Aiken, SC prior to returning to the University of Georgia for veterinary school in 2018. Following vet school, Dr. Erwin completed a rotating equine specialty internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala in Florida. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, with special professional interests in internal, neonatal, emergency, and preventative medicine.
When not at the clinic, Dr. Erwin enjoys kayaking, cooking, working out, and exploring a local farmers market. You can also find her cheering on the Dawgs on fall Saturdays and spending time with her boyfriend and their dog and cat, Stella and Fitzgerald.
Meet Our Dedicated Team
Jazmin has always been a Newnan native and has been lucky enough to continue gaining valuable experience and knowledge in her own hometown and near her family. Growing up as an SCES client, she was thrilled to join the team in the summer of 2022. With years of riding, training, and managing Arabian horses in all aspects, it is no surprise that after joining the practice as a technician, she has decided to return to school with the hopes of one day following in the footsteps of the amazing doctors she is able to work with daily. She looks forward to many years of learning and continuing to grow with her SCES family.
Michelle joined the team in April 2013. She has worked in the horse industry for over 25 years training, giving basic horsemanship lessons, and working with the 4-H drill team. She no longer works with horses, but in her free time, she enjoys playing and training with her two dogs.