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.
Shonnie Dove, Veterinary Assistant
Having a total of 15 years of experience working in the field of veterinary medicine, Shonnie has been a staff member at Talley Veterinary Services Group since 2010. She is a graduate of Baskin High School, Class of 1986, and she earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree. Shonnie has completed continuing education course work including Fear Free, Radiology/Ultrasonography, and Anesthesia at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas.
Shonnie has been married to her husband Charles for nearly 20 years, and she has a son named Blaine. In her spare time, she raises and breeds Tennessee Walking horses, and she loves her 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.
Ruthann Graham, Receptionist
Ruthann is our newest receptionist at Talley Veterinary Services Group. A resident of Winnsboro, Louisiana, Ruthann was a graduate of Baskin High School, class of 1968. She was an LPN until retiring in 2017, however, her greatest claim to fame is that she is the mother of our own Shonnie Dove.
Ruthann loves her family and her cats, and she is enjoying meeting and interacting with our clients and patients.