The front of Southland Veterinary Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky

Our Veterinarians

The focus of our clinicians is diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. We treat each patient as if they were our own pet.

Dr. Hardigree

Dr. Millie Hardigree was born and raised in Lexington. She attended Transylvania University and then went on to study veterinary medicine at Auburn University. Upon graduation, Millie started working at our current location, though it was then known as Southland DelTor Veterinary Clinic. In January of 1996, Dr. Willimas and Dr. Hardigree purchased the hospital and the rest is history. Millie has a special interest in internal medicine and loves treating our elderly patients. Her favorite thing is getting to know all the wonderful clients and patients, especially all the kitties and puppies. Millie has reached full capacity with ten pets at home. Family pets include three horses, Miles, Magic, and Wally, four dogs, Tucker, Gracie, Zipper, and Dixie, and three cats, Monk, Lilly, and Felix. Millie mostly enjoys time spent with family or watching Kaylee, her daughter, show Miles at The Horse Park.

Dr. Williams

Dr. Lisa Williams attended the University of KY where she met her husband, Jamie, in the UK marching band. She received her D.V.M. at Auburn University. Lisa and her family have a farm in Jessamine County where they have raised Angus cattle and American Warmblood horses. The Williams  have three children disbursed throughout the US and each of the families have a Schnoodle (schnauzer x poodle) : Ernie lives in Lexington, Gilly in Colorado, Merlin in North Carolina and Kizzy in Somerset, KY. Mushu, Guinevere and Ellie May balance out the population of schnoodles!

Dr. Ferrell

Dr. Malinda Bicknell Ferrell attended Morehead State University for undergraduate studies before completing her D. V. M. at Auburn University. Dr. Ferrell enjoys showing her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, needlepoint, boating and gardening. Dr. Ferrell also enjoys her work as surgeon with the Franklin County Humane Society. She and husband, David, have a combined family of 5 children and one grandchild. Rounding out the household are six dogs, four cats, two horses and “Earl the Wonder Boy”, a three legged pet steer! The Ferrells reside in Bourbon County, KY.