Cindy McAlpin, Client Patient Director
Client-Patient Director Cynthia McAlpin has worked with clients and their pets at Starkville Veterinary Hospital since 2003. Her responsibilities include discharging patients, sending reminders, conducting follow-ups and checking in patients. She loves working hands-on with pets.
"We treat all pets like they are family," says Cindy. "We have excellent veterinarians and staff that genuinely care for the patients."
When she's not at the hospital, Cindy enjoys cooking with friends, decorating, gardening and spending time with her pets. Her animal companions include three cats, Sammy, Gus and Sister; and three dogs, Ty, Luke and Choco.
Ranae Sisk, Office Manager
Ranae Sisk is the Office Manager at Starkville Veterinary Hospital. Having been a member of the Starkville Veterinary Hospital staff for more than 30 years, she is proud of the professional, compassionate care the hospital staff and veterinarians offer to pets. Ranae earned an Associate's Degree from Wood College in Mathiston, Mississippi in 1986, and a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics and Merchandising from Mississippi State University in 1988.
"I'm very proud of the excellent professional and compassionate care our doctors and staff offer to our clients and their pets," says Ranae. "Our motto: “We care about the pets you love,” is a very true statement."
Ranae's hobbies include shopping, interior decorating, baking and singing. She loves spending time with her husband, Stanley, and their son, Jeb. She has a Red Heeler Mix named Lizzie.
Allie Fletcher, Receptionist
Allie Fletcher joined the team at Starkville Veterinary Hospital in August 2016. As the hospital's Receptionist, she is responsible for welcoming clients and their pets to the practice, answering phones, and preparing records. Allie's favorite part of the job is seeing all the different cats and dogs that walk through the hospital's doors. Her computer savviness and fun-loving personality make her a great addition to the staff.
"I enjoy the people I work with," Allie says. "We all just get along really well. I also just love getting up to interact with animals all day long."
At home, Allie has a chocolate lab named Cypress. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, crappie fishing, deer hunting, cooking and taking her dogs swimming.
Lexi Reynolds, Veterinary Technician
Lexi Reynolds is proud to be a part of the SVH family as a veterinary technician. As a kid she always loved animals, dogs especially. She grew up around dogs and always had one at the house. Growing up her dream was to be a veterinarian. She was always finding stray dogs or puppies and making sure they made it to the shelter. She worked at a highly accredited doggy daycare for 2 years and learned a lot about dogs and their different personalities.
She graduated from EMCC in Mayhew with an associate’s degree. She is currently in school online with Stratford Technical Institute to become a certified dog trainer. With this, she plans to work with shelters in order to help dogs find loving homes easier while also making the new owner’s life a little easier.
She is so happy to be at SVH. She says, “We really are a little family and work so well together to do anything we can to make sure our patients are healthy and happy for their fur parents!”
Sarah Thurmond, Certified Veterinary Technician
Sarah Thurmond is a Certified Veterinary Technologist from Nashville, TN. Sarah moved to Starkville in 2015 to attend Mississippi State University’s Veterinary Medical Technology Program. Sarah joined the team at S.V.H. in August 2020.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Wendy & Smokey, and cooking fun foods. Sarah’s passion lies in preventative medicine and she enjoys educating our clients about how to ensure that their pets live long, healthy lives.