Dr forrest reynolds

Having spent most of his life in Franklin, Dr. Forrest Reynolds has seen this small rural town transform into the great community that it is.  At the age of 12, Dr. Forrest would ride his bicycle from his home on Berry’s Chapel Road, to the McKay farm, a local dairy that became his first paying job.  For the next 7 years he would work there tending to the milking duties of the dairy herd and learning about beef cattle and swine as well.  It was these experiences on the McKay farm that sparked his interests in Animal husbandry and Veterinary Medicine.

    Following his graduation from Franklin High School in 1980, Dr. Reynolds enrolled at MTSU where he changed his major from Music to Pre-Veterinary Medicine after 2 weeks of college.  It was in the summer of 1981 that he applied for a position at Williamson County Animal Hospital, his second real job!  Dr. Reynolds recalls those days when Drs. Vaden and Headrick would take turns going out on “farm calls” while the other stayed in the clinic performing small animal duties.  “Those days of traveling the Williamson County Countryside were some of my fondest Memories”, to this day Dr. Reynolds will pass just about any barn still standing and reminisce about the days he spent in those very barns.  In those days it was likely that he would spend the day mopping the floors, dipping dogs, changing the water pump in the large animal truck or answering the telephone.

     Dr. Reynolds was accepted into the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.  It was during his years there that he served as Delegate representing the University of Tennessee in the Student American Veterinary Medical Association.  He also served as an officer in the Student Chapter of the AVMA on several levels including its presidency.  During his first year in the College of Veterinary medicine, Dr. Reynolds received the “Merck"” award.

    Dr. Reynolds and his wife Dr. Judith Reynolds met while attending The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and were married during their last year of Vet school.  They and their four children live on a small farm here in Franklin where they tend to their horses, Texas Longhorn cattle, chickens, dogs and the occasional goat.  They are active in the youth group at their church and place a very strong emphasis on traditional family values.