Dr. Patricia Kennedy and her husband, Rick Arrington founded Jefferson Animal Hospital in 1978. That same year, we were AAHA accredited. Dr. Kennedy is an Auburn graduate. She is originally from Montreal, Canada, but grew up and was educated in Florida. Dr. Kennedy’s practice focus at this time is Practice Management and Client Education. She believes educated clients equal responsible pet owners. She was named Business Woman of the Year in 2006 by NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year in 2011, finalist for AAHA Practice of the Year, and named Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumni in 2018.