Dr. Kendrick was animal lover from her earliest childhood memories. In fourth grade, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she remarked that she “wanted to be a veterinarian”. Many years later she graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in the Class of 1992.
While at Auburn, she volunteered with the Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Unit. She learned how to handle and care for injured raptors (birds of prey) and has served as a liason to the Alabama Department of Conservation in Dallas County to render care to injured wildlife.
Dr. Kendrick is the wife of Lacy Kendrick, forester for Buchanan Forestry and Timber, and the mother of triplet boys, Will, Tommy, and Walter. Along with her numerous pets, she describes home life as “never a dull moment”.
After working in numerous vet clinics and hospitals around the Blackbelt, Dr. Kendrick opened Valley Creek Veterinary Hospital, LLC in October 2001.
Community involvement is important to Dr. Kendrick and she has served on the board of SABRA Sanctuary and the Central AL Animal Shelter. She has also served on the PTO in the Dallas County School System. She has also serves as a children’s Sunday school teacher at Elkdale Baptist Church.
Dr. Kendrick is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and has represented the West Alabama VMA as a president and as a board representative to the Alabama VMA.
Dr. Kendrick enjoys Auburn football, canoeing the Cahaba River, photography in the outdoors, and reading when the weather keeps her indoors.