Meet the Teams at Sawmill and North Jones Animal Hospitals

Our team here is full of compassionate and friendly people who love animals.

Sawmill Animal Hospital Doctors & Staff

Dr. Douglas Jefcoat


Doctor Jefcoat was born in Soso, Mississippi and reared on a family dairy farm. He completed his high school education at Ellisville High School, in Ellisville, MS. Pre-veterinary training was completed at Jones County Junior College and Mississippi State University. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Dr. Jefcoat returned to Laurel and joined Dr. Clyde Odom in the practice of veterinary medicine at Odom Animal Clinic which is now Sawmill Animal Hospital, P.A.

Dr. Jefcoat is married to Cheryl T. Jefcoat and has two daughters: Lani J. Gautier (Brian) and Rebecca J. Day (Wesley) and twin three-year-old grandchildren Sara Beth and Mahlon Day. Memberships include First Baptist Church of Laurel, American Veterinary Medical Association, Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, Kiwanis Club of Laurel, and EDA of Jones County which continues to be part of Dr. Jefcoat’s commitment to the community.

Dr. Jefcoat currently resides on a dairy farm with his wife Cheryl and seven cats (Gabby, Felix, Ace, Ossi, Ellie, Yellow Son, and Grayson). Areas of special interest in veterinary medicine include surgery of soft tissue and orthopedics along with canine and feline medicine. Dr. Jefcoat’s hobbies include gardening, tree farming, and dairy farming.

Dr. Randall Moore


Doctor Randy Moore was raised in the edge of Jones County in the Summerland community on the family farm, raising broilers and cattle. He is a graduate of Taylorsville High School. His undergraduate studies were completed at Jones County Junior College, Millsaps College (Jackson, MS), and Mississippi State University. Dr. Moore received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University in 1980.

Upon graduation from Veterinary School, Dr. Moore joined Dr. Doug Jefcoat at Sawmill Animal Hospital. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association, and has served as president of the Jones County School Board. Dr. Moore enjoys surgery and medicine of large and small animals as well as the relationships developed with his clients.

Dr. Moore married Meg Mayfield in 1975, and they are members of First Baptist Church of Laurel. Together, they have three children: Ben (Meredith) Moore, Margaret Ann (Wesley) James, and John Randall (Leslie) Moore. Dr. Moore enjoys gardening, LSU sports, and traveling with his family.

Dr. Ned Hinton


Doctor Ned Hinton is a native of Jones County, Mississippi. He grew up in the town of Soso and attended West Jones High School, Jones County Junior College, and Mississippi State University. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from MSU in 1982. His career as a veterinarian began in 1982 as an employee of Sawmill Animal Hospital, P.A. in Laurel, MS.

He continues in that mixed animal practice today as a partner with Drs. Douglas F. Jefcoat, Randall R. Moore, Lance R. Jefcoat, and Kent E. Holifield. Although he enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, his primary interests are internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Hinton holds memberships in the American and Mississippi Veterinary Medical Associations and the American Heartworm Society.

He is a member of the Laurel Exchange Club, Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association, and Old Antioch Baptist Church. Dr. Ned Hinton resides on a small farm in the Springhill community of rural Jones County with his wife, Jamie, and son, Dan. Their daughter, Emily, lives and works in the Laurel area.

In addition to a small beef herd and Quarter Horses, they share their lives with four-legged friends: Walley, Izabelle, M.J., Princess, Abby, and Britches. Dr. Hinton enjoys farm work, reading, hunting, and traveling with his family.

Dr. Lance Jefcoat

Team Lead

Doctor Jefcoat was born and raised in Jones County, MS on his family’s poultry and cattle farm. He completed high school at West Jones High School and then attended Jones County Junior College. Undergraduate studies were completed at Mississippi State University. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from MSU in 2004. Dr. Jefcoat joined Sawmill Animal Hospital, P.A. as an associate veterinarian in 2004.

He is a member of the Laurel Kiwanis Club, American Veterinary Association, Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association, and volunteers with other organizations as well.

His professional interests are in large animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Jefcoat and his wife, Roxanna, have three children: Maryanna, Ella, and Sara Kate. Their church home is Soso First Baptist.

Dr. Karley Pitts


Dr. Karley Pitts is an Associate Veterinarian at Sawmill Animal Hospital. Karley was born the only daughter of Mike and Beth Parker and raised in Jones County on her family’s dairy and beef cattle farm that has been in their family since 1956. She graduated from South Jones High School in 2010, attended Jones County Junior College for two years before moving to Starkville to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University in 2014.

Karley received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from MSU in 2018. Karley was hired at Sawmill Animal Hospital at the time of graduation and has been employed here since. Dr. Karley’s primary interests in veterinary medicine are surgery and emergency/critical care.

Dr. Karley is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association. In 2018, Karley and her husband Jimmy took over her family’s farm. They have two children, Colt and Jace. Karley and her family are members of Hattiesburg Community Church. In her free time, Dr. Karley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working on their farm, fishing and cooking.

Brittany Adams

Practice Manager

My name is Brittany Adams, and I have been a resident of Jones County for 35 years. I am married to my husband, Casey Adams, where we live in the Moselle area.

I am a member of Fairfield Baptist Church, the Philanthropic Director for The Ellis Club, and co-owner of Cotton Top Candles. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, spending time with family and friends, spoiling numerous nieces and nephews, and being outdoors. Before coming to Sawmill, I served in the food industry and management for 13 years.

I am beyond excited to join the team at Sawmill Animal Hospital. I look forward to building relationships with my co-workers and our sweet pets that come into the clinic. I can’t wait to form new customer relationships and to serve the great people of Jones County!

Mary Craven

Team Lead

Hi, My name is Mary Craven. I have worked in vet-med my entire life. I have lived in Laurel for 40 years. I have two wonderful children, Austin and Callie. I’ve been employed at Sawmill Animal Hospital for 16 years.

As most of you know, my dad was a vet. I’ve grown up loving pets and people! I love my career choice and what I do in everyday life. It’s my life mission to help your fur babies, and ensure quality care and comfort to all my clients and their fur babies.

Thank you for choosing me to be your person for Veterinary Medicine!

North Jones Hospital Doctors & Staff

Dr. Kent Holifield


Dr. Kent E. Holifield is also a native of Jones County, MS and grew up working on his family’s poultry and cattle farm. His high school education was completed at Northeast Jones High School. He graduated from Jones County Junior in 1999 and then enrolled at Mississippi State University to complete his undergraduate studies.

Dr. Holifield graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU in 2005 and became an associate veterinarian at Sawmill Animal Hospital, P.A. at that time. He is a member of the Laurel Kiwanis Club, Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Allyson Owens


Dr. Allyson Owens joined North Jones Animal Hospital in August 2021. She graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University in 2004, then went on to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009.

She has had a passion for helping animals since a very young age. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is building relationships with pet owners and their furry family members. She loves how rewarding this profession can be.

She resides in Soso with her daughter Hazel. They have 2 cats and 1 rabbit.

Josie Hanberry

Team Lead

Josie Hanberry started working at North Jones Animal Hospital in 2018 because of an extreme love for animals and she has served in many roles. She is a graduate of West Jones High School and attended Jones College. She and her husband, Eric, and their daughter Haizley, Live in the Shady Grove community.

They have six dogs and two horses. Josie enjoys being able to work with animals daily and takes pride in being a vital part of their healthcare.