Our Veterinarians

The Helmwood Veterinary Clinic team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Elizabethtown and south areas. At Helmwood Veterinary Clinic, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Dr. Olivia Reed

Dr. Olivia Reed is a Hardin County native. She attended Western Kentucky University and received her D.V.M. degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in June 1999. She has been employed with Helmwood Veterinary Clinic since her graduation from veterinary school.

She and her husband, Ben, have a son, Lane. They also share their home with four dogs and four cats. Outside of work, Dr. Reed enjoys activities with her family, is active in her church, and works with Central Hardin FFA Alumni.


Dr. Jodi Howell

Having completed her pre-veterinary studies at Murray State University, Dr. Jodi Howell attended Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in June, 2003. As an undergraduate, Dr. Howell was a member of the women’s varsity rowing team and the recipient of academic and community service awards. As a veterinary student, she earned several academic scholarships and graduated cum laude.

A member of the Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Howell is married to her husband Brian who is a graphic designer/layout artist. They have three daughters. Some of Dr. Howell’s interests include reading, hiking, camping, water skiing and rowing. The Howell’s furry companions include two cats; Jezebel and Cali, and two dogs; Daisi and Sam.