JJ joined the Animalia team in 2023 after spending 10 years working as an Animal Control Officer and at a local farm milking cows. She has lived all over the country, from Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington D.C., Iowa, and finally settling in the beautiful state of Tennessee! She has spent most of her childhood and career…

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Brooke joined the Animalia family in 2023 with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Purdue University. She is currently working towards becoming a veterinarian and enjoys assisting our surgery team. In her free time, Brooke can be found running, hiking, reading, working out, volunteering at the library, or spending time with her boyfriend and their…

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Ashley, LVMT

Ashley joined the Animalia team in 2023 as a Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician. She received her LVMT license from Columbia State Community College in 2017 and has been working in the care of companion animals since 2014. One of her passions is working in the animal welfare community, where Ashley spent five years working as…

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Makenzie joined the Animalia team in 2023 as one of our hardworking veterinary assistants. This Northern Illinois native began volunteering at a humane society at the age of 13 and knew she wanted a career working with animals. Makenzie’s first vet medicine job was in 2020 where she fell in love with the industry and…

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Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl is our resident good girl and lab assistant, joining the team in 2020 with her mama and LVMT, Paige. She’s basically a solid block of 14k gold! Minnie Pearl loves her mom, almost as much as she loves her ball! She enjoys swimming in the Westhaven pond, riding ATV’s and feeding cows with…

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Sabrina joined the Animalia family in 2023 after working in veterinary medicine for 16 years. Born and raised in Florence, Alabama, she now enjoys living in the vibrant town of Columbia, Tennessee! Sabrina began working as a kennel assistant and later became a veterinary assistant after gaining years of knowledge within the field. She loves…

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Makayla joined the Animalia team in 2022 after nearly four years in the banking industry. She knew a career change was necessary and has always had a passionate interest in animals, especially cats. After experiencing the culture at Animalia, Makayla knew we were a perfect fit! This may be her first job in veterinary medicine,…

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Jeff joined the Animalia team in 2022, after working in the veterinary industry for four years. He has a passion for wildlife and hopes to one day work at a wildlife sanctuary. Outside of work, Jeff can be found spending time with his two year old spunky cat, Sylvester, watching Anime, and taking in a…

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Erin, LVMT

Erin joined the Animalia team in 2022 as one of our licensed veterinary technicians. She and her two children spent several years volunteering for Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and spent two years caring for domestic and farm animals while living on a horse and cattle ranch. After raising and homeschooling both her children, she decided…

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Carol brought her big energy and compassion for animals to Animalia in 2022. She has always been passionate about helping animals and pet owners, so veterinary medicine was a natural next step! Carol is currently in vet tech school to further her education in hopes to help more animals. She has gerbils and three cats,…

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What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.