Animal Medicine and Surgery delivered with hometown compassion
Christ and family-centered, family-owned and operated, locally built and staffed— Dr. Kristin Edds and the staff of Bluegrass Veterinary Clinic are here to serve you and your animal medical needs with quality, individualized care.
Why “Bluegrass”? Sparta is called The Bluegrass Capital of Tennessee and was home to the great Lester Flatt. We love bluegrass music and the stories behind the music, but most of all, we love this community. We strive to be the local Veterinary connection that you feel at home with, no matter the circumstances. We are proud to be here and hope you will be proud to have us!
Bluegrass Veterinary Clinic offers individualized, contemporary medicine for all life stages of companion and farm animals. We pride ourselves on maintaining the human-animal bond while maximizing an animal’s quality of life at any age. We offer surgery, dentistry, preventative care, in-house diagnostic equipment, digital radiography, and a fully stocked pharmacy for immediate dispensing.
Olivia CoffeeVeterinary Assistant
Olivia Coffee is our veterinary assistant who graduated high school in 2017 and entered college to begin a Licensed Veterinary Technician program. She says her passion for animals started at a very young age, watching many animals on the farm grow and learn. It fascinated her about the different things you could do to make them happier and healthier!
She and her husband have two rescued dogs (Dixie & Zeus) that think they are human kids! They enjoy taking long walks and hiking to find that perfect spot to play a game of fetch. On rainy days, they all have their favorite spot on the couch to get plenty of snuggles!
Some of Olivia’s favorite things: cool weather, meeting new animals, dog kisses, hiking, and Mexican food
Teran TaylorVeterinary Nurse
Teran Taylor is a Veterinary Nurse that like most of us, started loving and caring for animals at a young age. She has always had some type of furry critter to love on, whether it be a dog, horse, cat, or a cow, she’s had them all, and often many at one time! She graduated from White County High School, went on to Motlow State Community College to study music, and then changed schools and career paths to become a Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Volunteer State Community College with an Associate’s of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, and is taking the State Board test to become a Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician this fall. Her work interests include: Surgery, laboratory work, dental cleanings and emergency cases.
She just married her fiancé and together they live in Sparta with their 4 furry critters: 2 horses (Quarter Horses) a dog (blue heeler) and 1 cat ( rescue kitty). Hobbies outside of work include horseback riding, singing, being with family and friends and anything outdoors.
Yvonne HendrixReceptionist / Customer Service Representative
Yvonne Hendrix is the friendly face you meet when you first walk into Bluegrass Veterinary Clinic! As our Receptionist/Customer Service Representative, she will answer your calls, schedule your appointments, and see to it that you and your pets are well taken care of during your visit to BVC.
Yvonne and her husband Bo have been married since 2008, are recent transplants to White County, and have three, crazy, handsome human boys. They also have a sweet Yorkie mix named Bear, whom they all love dearly. In her free time, Yvonne loves all things music, reading, and anything that takes place in, or on, the water.
Martha GrissomVeterinary Assistant / Nurse
Martha Grissom is our Veterinary Assistant/Nurse that started doing animal work as soon as she could walk as a Van Buren County farmer’s daughter, but briefly branched into the human medical world to take advantage of her hard earned Medical Technologist degree. We convinced her to come back to the veterinary world, and are happy to have her venipuncture skills, compassion, and sense of humor on the BVC team.
Martha’s professional interests include: Farm animal medicine and care, laboratory testing sciences, and microbiology.
Hobbies outside of work include gardening, farming, her bird dog Penny, cooking, and running her own cleaning business, Neat & Tidy Cleaning Service.
Dr. Kristin Edds was born in Overton County, Tennessee and has enjoyed small town life from a young age. As a Vol For Life, she graduated from the University of Tennessee with her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, fulfilled a United States Army Reserve contract as a Military Police Sergeant, and then completed her Doctorate Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.
She and her husband have been blessed with two wild and wonderful children (which you will likely see running around the office on any given afternoon). They all live in White County, together with their small herd of dogs and cats: (2 bird dogs that hunt nothing but the couch, 1 old retriever mix that acts like a nanny, 1 sweet, old ancient cat, 1 obese cat that steals food, and 1 barn cat that is the greatest hunter that’s ever lived).
Her professional interests include working dogs (military, police, and agriculture), geriatric/quality of life care, rescue/trauma cases, and advanced soft tissue wound healing. Outside of work, Dr. Edds’s most important hobby is being a mom, and she can always be found toting a kid or two wherever she goes. She also enjoys target shooting (if you want your appointment to go over your scheduled time, ask about her favorite handgun), trying not to cry during football season, hobby farming (or rather digging their property out of the weeds so they can have their own livestock one day), being outside in general with the family, and reading a good book.