DR. Cathy K. Warden
Dr. Warden grew up on the family farm in Walker County Alabama where her father grew hay and raised Brangus cattle. She was active in 4-H and showed horses and livestock throughout her childhood. During high school, she enjoyed competing in barrel racing and pole bending events on her horse, Cain. After graduating from Walker High School in 1980, Dr. Warden attended Walker College where she received her associate’s degree of science in 1982. In the fall of 1982, she enrolled at Auburn University. While at Auburn, she met Larry Warden, and they were married in 1985. Dr. Warden completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree at Auburn in 1987.
Dr. Warden practiced for 2 years in McMinnville, TN and then moved to Fayetteville, TN in 1989 where she practiced at the Fayetteville Animal Clinic. In February 1995, Dr. Warden opened her practice, Highland Rim Animal Clinic, 6 miles south of Fayetteville on Highway 231/431. In 2003, she undertook the building project which is reflected in the current facilities.
Dr. Warden and her husband Larry have 2 adult children, Amanda and RA. They have a small farm along with 6 dogs and 3 cats on the eastern side of Lincoln County just north of where Larry grew up in Madison County, Alabama. Their daughter, Amanda, is an alumni of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK), and she graduated in 2013 with a Physician Assistant Degree from Lincoln Memorial University. RA also attended the UTK where he served as an Agricultural Ambassador with the College of Agriculture. Even though their family has had many affiliations with UTK, the Wardens remain loyal Auburn fans. They love their First Baptist Church family and feel truly blessed to be a small part of Lincoln County Tennessee.