Our Staff

We are as different as night and day but united by our love of horses. The sight, smell and feel bring a smile to our faces and caring for them brings joy to our hearts.

Equine Professionals

The daughter of an Air Force navigator Dr. Cook grew up in a military family where families are relocated on a regular basis The family bounced from Georgia….


Rick Talbert


Rick is a certified farrier with the American Farriers Association. He owns and operates Talbert Farrier Services and is the staff farrier for Central Georgia…


Veterinary Assistants

Our veterinary assistants have our backs and yours too! We spend hours training so that they are prepared to assist with procedures, set up equipment, run lab tests, restock our trucks and treatment room and medicate patients. For the safety of everyone our assistant will hold your favorite horse while the doctor performs examinations and treatments allowing you to focus on your veterinary visit.

Of the many hobbies, and interests Stacy had growing up, she was the most passionate about riding horses. Stacy took that passion to college with her and graduated from…


Michalla Hayes grew up in Dayton, Tennessee. As a child she showed a tremendous interest in animals of all shapes and sizes, her family included three dogs and five cats…


I grew up in a military family with two younger brothers. We were stationed in Georgia, England, and Texas before moving back home to Georgia. While stationed in England…


Support Staff

It takes a village to run a veterinary clinic! From accounting to telephones our office staff handles appointments, inventory, billing and customer care. Our barn crew works as a team to feed, clean and care for our patients. Behind the scenes the grass is mowed, fences are mended and our facilities are cleaned and repaired. Meet the people who make our jobs so much easier.

Teresa Owens


The love of horses brought Teresa Owens to CGES three years ago to work as our Secretary/Receptionist. Growing up in Ohio, Teresa started showing in lead-line classes…


Fred Cook


Central Georgia Equine Services was founded by the husband and wife team of Fred and Charlene Cook in 1988. Raised in Columbus, GA Fred joined the Air Force and served…


Alan Sorrow


A native of middle Georgia Alan grew up in Warner Robins. After graduating from Northside High School he was hired by the Coca Cola Company. He served the company…


Stable Attendants

We are equally proud of our staff of stable attendants who lovingly take care of each horse here at Central Georgia Equine Services. Promising young people in high school and college learn business skills, professionalism and the value of hard work here. Young mothers scan my patients like only a mother can. Over the years we’ve been proud to have started the careers of successful young people who have obtained  Doctorates in Veterinary Medicine, Masters Degrees in Poultry Production and Animal Science just to name a few.

Emily Hudson

Macey Holleman

Carlee Pergerson

Lauren Strom

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