Meet Our Veterinary Team
Country Hills Veterinary Hospital Team
Our caring veterinary care team!
exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (606) 886-3467 to
speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Mark Greene
Owner & DVM
Mark Greene Owner & DVM After graduating from Auburn in June 1993, I quickly opened this practice in 1994. I had such a drive to help with veterinary care in this area. This is where I grew up and always continued to hold a special place in my heart. I enjoy on placing such a emphasis on preventative care, its so important for our pets to live a long and healthy life so I enjoy giving people those tools to ensure those pets are safe and protected. I also find great pleasure in treating a sick animal and seeing it become well, knowing I had the ability to use the knowledge I have obtained to assure an owner and help a pet to become better. Personal: I enjoy working on my farm, and spending time and caring for my many animals. I also enjoy spending time with my son and his many sporting activities. I also am a proud father of three daughters who attend college, that I enjoy catching up with and spending weekends with.
Dr. Melanie Greene
Owner & DVM
Melanie Greene Owner & DVM, I have been with Country Hills from the beginning! I specialize in soft tissue surgery and dental. I feel like you can’t take care of animals well without really loving the people that they mean so much to. I love that people allow us to share in their lives by allowing us to care for their precious furry family members! Our pets give us so much joy. By helping them stay healthy or feel better when they are sick, I feel like I can bring joy to each person or family we meet. Easing fears or comforting in loss also gives us a deep connection. In my free time I like to spend time on our farm with our dogs, cats and my son’s activities. I love hiking, traveling to spend time with our grown daughters, church activities reading, and any land sport.
To the families we serve,
There is nothing better than helping raise a happy, well-adjusted dog or cat and being able to care for that pet throughout his or her life! Our community is so close knit, and we have been blessed to share in so many lives over the years. We treasure the friendships we have made and each person who enters into our County Hills family.
Dr. Lakita Newsom
Dr. Newsom graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Since then, she’s enjoyed working in small and mixed animal practices in eastern Kentucky.
She is very excited to be returning to Country Hills, where she actually began her career in veterinary medicine!
Dr. Newsom has been married to her husband, Kevin, since 2009, and they have two wonderful sons-Kyson (age 7) and Mack (age 4), who are also animal lovers. Together, they enjoy playing outdoors, watching movies, and playing video games. They are active members of Little Paint First Church of God. Dr. Newsom loves to read when she has a spare moment to herself.
Dr. Mark Greene, Dr. Melanie Greene, and the entire staff at Country Hills Veterinary Hospital are very excited to welcome Dr. Newsom!
Ashleigh Goff start date 8/2019, Practice Manager, “I love working with our clients and leading introducing out staff to the latest technology to better serve our clients and their pets. I enjoy leading out team to success and seeing the impact, my staff has on our entire community. Its heartwarming to see our employees share such a love for the animals in our community.” Personal: I am a mom, a bonus mom, and a dog mom! I love everything out doors and enjoy riding our horses, with my children. I enjoy spending time with them at home and enjoying everything these mountains have to offer.
A Vet Tech/Nurse
Amanda Johnson start date 7/2002, a vet tech/nurse, “I love the country environment and how everyone is so family oriented, people in our community are so quick to lend a helping hand, and it’s the most reqarding part of this job is to give back to the community by helping care for their pets” Personal: I am a single mom, I love to spend time with my son, I enjoy doing outside work around my home and work in my garden”
Jackie Fleming August 2021 “Kennel Technician” “I love the fact I can help make a comfortable and clean environment for our boarders, sometimes it can be worrisome for a pet parent to leave their pets but I take such great pride in giving our boarded pets the best and most comfortable stay while their pet parents are away.” Personal: I have a German shepherd that loves to go on hikes, and enjoys everything outdoors, so we do a lot of exploring. In my evenings after work I also love to unwind playing video games.
Alexis May “May 2020” “CSR/Vet assistant” You will find me in all different positions within the clinic at any point in time, I work mainly as a CSR, but I also specialize in our lab technology, as well as assist with nurse responsibilities. I take pride in my job knowing I can explain to our pet owners, the entire process of what their pets will experience and it gives them a comfort. Personal: I have a little boy, who loves animals and outdoors, we hunt and fish in our spare time, and enjoy these beautiful moutians.
Chloe Lykins 02-22 “ Vet assistant” Although I am a vet assistant I speicalize in Puppy wellness, I ensure I always explain the importance of puppy care to ensure a long pet life. This is something I take great pride in. Personal: I am always up for a new adventure, I love finding the beauty in all things, photography has always been a hidden passion of mine.
Taylor Scarborough “Vet Assistant” 09-20 Im normally found in surgery and spend my day assisting Dr. Melanie in her surgeries for the day. In this area you can often see strays so it’s a blessing to know I’m helping do my part to stop that with each spay and neuter we preform daily. Presonal: In my free time I love to enjoy the outdoors and everything this earth provides us.
Raven Wells 8-21 Vet Assistant, I specialize in insuring a Safe and Stress-Free environment for our clients and pets. I ensure proper restraint protocol is followed and the pet can feel safe and secure while in our care! Personal: I love everything out doors, I hunt and fish and enjoy spending my evenings after work playing video games.
Bio coming soon!
Hannah is a prevet student who specializes in working with our Drs in surgery as well as working with emergency cases.
Sydney Kimbler joined us over the summer and specializes in working with our boarding pets and kennels. She takes so much pride in ensuring their stay here is great.