Frank and Renee Skipworth

We are Frank and Renee Skipworth and together we own Skipworth Veterinary Clinic. We have been married since 1989, which was Frank’s second year of vet school at Auburn University. We have two children, Lauren, and Carter. Lauren was born in 1993 and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. We are very thankful that she taken an interest in the family business and joined our team at the clinic. Carter was born in 1997 and is currently attending Eastern Kentucky University where he is majoring in accounting and political science. He hopes to attend law school after graduation.

As a family, we love to worship at Southland Christian Church, vacation in Hilton Head, SC, and watch ball games together. We are huge Kentucky Wildcats fans!

We practiced for 15 years in a mixed practice and decided to open our own clinic in 2008. With Renee managing the business part, Dr. Frank could focus on meeting the needs of our clients and patients. 2017 is our 25th year practicing veterinary medicine. It also marks the start of our next phase. In the Fall of 2017 we will realize our dream and move our practice to a building that we will own.

We love what we do and could not do it without the support of all our loyal clients. We cannot thank them enough for trusting us with the healthcare needs of their beloved pets. We also could not do it without the dedication of our wonderful staff. They show up every day and work tirelessly to make sure each pet entrusted to our care is treated like a member of our family.


Rhonda Tate


Hello, I’m Rhonda Tate, the receptionist and “go to” person for the team of Skipworth Veterinary Clinic. I have been working with Dr. Skipworth since 1992. While I don’t work on the technical side of animal care, I take great pride in strengthening the bond between pets and their owners. I enjoy getting to know our clients and their families. If I don’t know the answer to a question, I will find it! My husband, Darrell, and I adore spoiling our 12 grandchildren in our spare time.


Kendra Harrison


Hi! I’m Kendra Harrison. I’m originally from the mountains of Pike County and I relocated to Richmond to attend Eastern Kentucky University. I graduated in 2013 from EKU with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture. I, of course, love animals and began working for Dr. Skipworth in March of 2014 as a veterinary assistant. I spend most of my spare time hanging out with a handsome “dood” named Brady. I also love to spend time with my friends and family. I look forward every day to meeting our new clients, and seeing our established clients and their fur babies.


Larken Jones


Hey! I’m Larken Jones. I was born and raised right here in Madison County. I graduated from Madison Central High School in 2015. I am currently a student at Eastern Kentucky University studying Pre-Veterinarian Medicine. I started working for Dr. Skipworth in August of 2014 and absolutely love every minute I am at the clinic! I enjoy working with not only the patients but also the clients. I look forward to every single day and do my best to help provide the best care possible for your fur babies. In my free time, I enjoy riding my horses and competing in barrel racing. I also love spending time with my favorite two boys, DJ and Redrock.


Nicole Davis


Hi! My name is Nicole Davis. I am originally from Elizabethtown, and moved to Richmond with my husband in the fall of 2016! I graduated in 2011 with an Associates in Veterinary Medicine, and have been working with animals ever since. I love being a mom to my son, Matthew, and wife to my husband, Matt. We all enjoy playing with our two dogs, Meka and Rocko.


Alyssa Beaty


Hi! I’m Alyssa and I recently graduated from the University of Kentucky in December 2016, with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. I plan to use my degree in psychology, and my love for animals, to help better serve the clients and patients at Skipworth Veterinary Clinic. In my spare time, I love to go hiking with my 1 year old golden retriever, Kylo, and getting into as many adventures as I can!


Lauren Skipworth


Hi! I’m Lauren Skipworth, the daughter of Dr. Frank Skipworth and Renee. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in education. I decided to pursue the family business and join the team at Skipworth Veterinary Clinic in April of 2017. Veterinary medicine has been a huge part of our family my entire life, and I am excited to now have my own role in meeting the needs of our amazing patients and clients. My loves in life are Jesus, family, friends, my church (Southland Christian), Kentucky Wildcats athletics, Hilton Head Island, sunsets, politics, and road trips!