Dr. Alicia Hardison, DVM, now practices as a relief veterinarian, but she does it full-time. What does that mean for Giles County Animal Hospital?
She’ll be working two days a week at the Pulaski vet office, filling in for vacationing and otherwise absent full-time veterinarians. Hardison also will fill in at various other clinics that need her help.
Hardison was reared on a dairy farm in Mt. Pleasant and earned a bachelor of science degree in interior design from Middle Tennessee State University before completing an associate of applied science degree in veterinary technology from Columbia State Community College (CSCC).
She worked as a licensed veterinary medical technician for five years, with most of that time spent at Spring Hill Veterinary Clinic.
For her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree, Hardison attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2007.
She returned to Spring Hill Veterinary Clinic to practice as a veterinarian and last year became the director of the Veterinary Technology Program at CSCC.
Hardison lives on a small cow-calf farm in Columbia with two dogs, five house cats and five barn cats.
Her hobbies include reading, playing the piano, being outdoors and all things NASCAR. Her special interests include dermatology, ophthalmology and feline medicine.
“She cares a lot about the animals and the clients,” said Giles County Animal Hospital assistant Kim Vernon. “I think she will be a wonderful asset to our clinic.”