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Our Staff


Rachel Blount, Certified Veterinary Assistant

Rachel has been a part of the staff at Talley Veterinary Services Group since we opened our doors in 2007. She has worked in the field of veterinary medicine for fifteen years. A native to the local area, she is a graduate of Wisner High School, class of 1998.

Rachel has achieved two certifications in Veterinary Assistant training-Level 1; she also has completed continuing education at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas for Surgery, Pain Management, and Rehabilitation. Additionally, Rachel has studied Trade in Business Management.

Rachel has a daughter, Cheyenne, and she is engaged to her fiancé, Cary. Her pet family includes two dogs and three cats.

Taylor Fuller, Veterinary Assistant

Taylor has been part of the family here at Talley Veterinary Services Group since 2012. She is a graduate of Franklin Parish High School, Class of 2011. She has completed continuing education courses at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas including Fear Free, Radiology/Ultrasonography, and Anesthesia.

Taylor shares her household with her husband, Brandon, three dogs and one cat. Her immediate family includes one human brother and one sister, as well as one dog brother and sister. Taylor also has lots of chickens and ducks.

Karen Holloway, Receptionist

Karen has been part of the Talley Veterinary Services Group family since 2017. She is the first smiling face that people see when they walk through the clinic door. Karen is a graduate of Wisner High School, Class of 1981.

Karen has two daughters in their 20’s, one toddler granddaughter, and one more on the way. Her pet family includes two Dachshunds that she loves very much.

Suzanne Laird-Dartez, Veterinary Assistant

Suzanne has been working part time at Talley Veterinary Services Group since 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Dairy Science from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science in Agronomy from Louisiana State University.

Suzanne and her husband, Kalem, have an animal family that includes five dogs, two cats, a bird, a horse, a donkey, and chickens. In her free time, she enjoys competing with her pups in canine sporting events. Suzanne also loves being outdoors hiking, camping, and birdwatching.

Sage Rider, Veterinary Assistant

Sage is the newest addition to our family here at Talley Veterinary Services Group. She was in the graduating class of 2015 at Rayville High School, and currently resides in Dunn, Louisiana. Sage is looking forward to learning all she can about animal care and meeting all of our clients.

Sage and her husband, Lane, have two children, Audrey and Brycen, as well as two dogs and one cat.

Ainsley Easterling

Ainsley is 19 and has been a part of our team since June 2020. She lives in Winnsboro with her boyfriend, Dylan and a menagerie of dogs, cats, and farm animals. Among her crew are goats, chickens, ducks and cows. She adores animals and working with them has always been her dream job. She looks forward to furthering her knowledge and being a part of our amazing family!

Trish Madden

Trish has been a part of our team for almost 7 years now. She took a break for vet medicine for a couple of years, but we are proud to have her back part time as of this year. She lives on Turkey Creek where she has a beautiful house and is joined by her many cats and dogs. She has a son, Kyler who is married and a daughter, Cayla who recently started her freshman year in college.

Aaron Griffing, Veterinary Assistant

Aaron Is a 26 year old pre-vet student at Louisiana Tech University. He has two Pit Bull dogs, Buddha and Bjorn, and they are his favorite breed. He also “Likes long walks on the beach, and an ideal first date would be a candle lit dinner at Johnny’s pizza house.” Aaron loves to learn about the services and treatments we provide, and looks forward to meeting our menagerie of patients and their owners.