Poictured are Dr. Madelyn Lloyd, Dr. William Lloyd, Dr. Scott Segrest and Dr. Jennifer McClure.
Poictured are Dr. Madelyn Lloyd, Dr. William Lloyd, Dr. Scott Segrest and Dr. Jennifer McClure.
Though the Ridgetowne Animal Clinic is under new ownership, they still offer the same high quality service and, on a few days a week, a familiar face.

Dr. William Lloyd and his wife, Dr. Madelyn Lloyd, bought the Ridgetowne Animal Hospital on Highway 51 in June. They were back open for business after little more than a change of name from “hospital” to “clinic” for distinction.

The Lloyd’s were practicing in New Orleans, but wanted a place closer to family. William grew up in Greenwood and graduated from Jackson Prep. He said they have been practicing in the area when the established practice with state of the art equipment and a thorough reputation came on the market.

“An opportunity presented itself that we could not refuse,” William said.

The clinic services cats and dogs with thorough checkups, preventative medicine, high quality surgery, an extensive boarding facility and other amenities. The couple said between their four doctors, they see as many as 15 to 20 animals a day.

Their other doctors are Dr. Jennifer MClure and Dr. Scott Segrest, the previous owner who still sees patients two days a week.

For Madelyn, this is all she has ever wanted to do.

“I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a baby, maybe five years old,” She said. “Basically, since then, I went the route to make that happen.”

William describes himself as “a late bloomer” who landed on the profession after originally intending to become a doctor.

“For a while I wanted to be a MD,” he explained. “But after some soul searching, I decided I wanted to work with animals. Now, I help those who can’t speak for themselves and I wouldn’t change anything.”

Ridgetown Animal Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information visit them on the web at ridgetowneanimal.com or visit them at 371 Highway 51 in Ridgeland.