Our Veterinary Team
Cynthia – Office Manager / Receptionist
Cynthia has been with us since April of 2016. In April, 2017, she graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in Business Management. She has one furbaby named Sadie Mae that she adopted from an animal shelter in Guam. Sadie Mae is her only child for now! Cynthia also enjoys running, spoiling her niece and nephews, and curling up on the couch with Sadie Mae to watch movies.
Rachael – Receptionist
We welcomed Rachael back to Pell City Animal Hospital as a Kennel Technician/Receptionist in July, 2017 and she now greets and assists our clients as a full time receptionist. She, her husband and her 10-year old stepson live in Odenville. Jake, Buttercup, Lory and Dixie, their 4 dogs AND Alice, Truffles and Starr, their 3 cats, complete their family. In addition to caring for her own pets, Rachael often welcomes foster dogs into her home. Rachael also enjoys fishing or relaxing at the pool. Welcome back Rachael!
Melanie – Receptionist
Melanie was born in Leeds but lived in Vermont, Iowa, Virginia and Tennessee before moving back to Alabama in 2009. Currently living in Odenville, she began her receptionist duties at Pell City Animal Hospital in May, 2017. A graduate of Columbia Southern University, Melanie completed her MBA in Human Resource Management in December, 2017. In addition to taking care of clients at PCAH, she devotes much time to raising her wonderful teen-age daughter. She also makes time to play with and care for her 2 dogs…a Pomeranian and a Pomeranian mix as well as two cats! PCAH is happy to have Melanie as part of our family!
DJ – Licensed Veterinary Technician
DJ began working at Pell City Animal Hospital in 1985 after attending the Snead State Veterinary Technician Program. When she’s not caring for four-legged patients, she cares for her own pets at home: Mable,an adopted Australian Shepherd; Sophie, and Barnese, her adopted cats and numerous cows. DJ also enjoys hunting, camping, motorcycles, horseback riding, and almost anything that has to do with the outdoors.
Robin – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Robin wanted to pursue a career working with animals after reading a series of books written by James Herriot. She began working with us as part-time kennel help in 1989 and soon after attended the Veterinary Technician Program at Snead State. After passing the State Board Exam, she began working full-time as a licensed veterinary technician and has been with us ever since.
Jayme – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Pell City Animal Hospital is happy to have Jayme, an experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician, as a member of our staff. After earning her degree from St. Petersburg Community College in 2003, Jayme returned to her hometown of Pell City. Jayme is the proud mom of a daughter and two sons who also share her love of animals. Outside of work and being a full-time mom, she enjoys photography.
Summer – Technician Assistant
Summer has been with us as a technician assistant since September of 2015. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 2008. Fostering dogs since 2008, Summer began working with Sandi Paws Rescue since it was founded in 2014. Her passion is helping furbabies in need and finding them their forever home. She and her husband, Jordan, share their home with two Great Danes, three Daschunds, two pigs and several rescues of all sizes! Summer is enrolled in school to pursue a degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Krystal – Kennel Technician / Technician Assistant
Krystal has been a part of our team since 2009. One of the best parts about working at Pell City Animal Hospital for Krystal is that it allows her to play with and take care of the dozens of puppies and kittens that come to stay throughout the day for boarding. She has a son and two canine children as well: Jenny, a pit bull; and Bear, a Chow/Shepherd mix.
Sarah – Kennel Technician
Born and raised in Illinois, Sarah moved to Pell City about 15 years ago and joined the staff at Pell City Animal Hospital in 2015. As a kennel attendant, Sarah loves taking care of and working with dogs and cats! She has 2 German Shepherd pups, LuLu and Gracie, and also raises chickens!
In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two children and a precious grandchild. Hunting, fishing, gardening and boating are a few of her other interests.
Jordan – Kennel Technician
Jordan joined the Pell City Animal Hospital staff as a Kennel Technician in May of 2017. She is currently working towards her Physical Therapy Degree at Jefferson State Community College. When Jordan is not in the kennel caring for our four- legged patients, she is at home caring for her own fur babies. She and
her fiancé have a German Shepherd named Kingston and a goofy Basset Hound named Augustus. Animals have always been a very important part of her life. Outside of work and school, Jordan enjoys hunting, being out on the lake, Alabama football, and spending time with her friends and family. Pell City Animal Hospital is happy to have Jordan as a member of our staff!
Keri – Kennel Technician
Keri joined Pell City Animal Hospital in September, 2017. At Pell City High School, where Keri is a senior, she is active in Beta Club, SGA, Key Club, the National English Honors Society, Treasurer of the FFA and Junior girl’s Civitan. After graduation from PCHS, Keri plans to go to Auburn University to pursue her dream career as a veterinarian. She enjoys going to church, being outdoors, volunteering to help in the community, caring for her pets, hanging out with friends, and listening to music with the sunroof down on a perfect day. Welcome Keri!
Katie – Kennel Technician
Katie Marie Smith joined the Pell City Animal Hospital family as a Kennel Technician in February, 2017. As a little girl, Katie fell in love with animals of all sizes and species and has always dreamed about working with them. So, after graduating from Pell City High School in 2017, Katie enrolled in classes at Jefferson State Community College where she is pursuing a degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Outside of preparing for her classes and taking care of the dogs and cats at Pell City Animal Hospital, Katie enjoys life on the farm with her 11 chickens, 2 goats, 3 sheep, 1 donkey, a horse and 1 dog! WELCOME Katie!
Tasha – Groomer
We are proud to have Tasha as our groomer at PCAH. A native of St. Clair County, Tasha is a familiar face to our clients as she has been part of the staff at Pell City Animal Hospital since 2008 when she began her employment as a kennel attendant. Years of experience with caring for and bathing many dogs and cats at PCAH/Animal Crackers and months of training under an experienced groomer from Calhoun County made the transition into groomer a natural one. Tasha’s patience, calm demeanor and devotion to her clients are just a few of her many assets that will serve her well as she cares for your pets.
When Tasha hangs up her clippers for the day, she enjoys time spent on the lake with her family and leading the cheers for her nieces and nephews at their various sporting events. She also saves plenty of time to take care of her own 4-legged friends, “Rusty”, “Buddy”, and “Chloe”, her Golden Retrievers, and “Frozen,” her kitty.
Priscilla – Office Support Staff
Priscilla was born and raised in Talladega before her parents purchased and moved their family to a farm in Lincoln in 1979. She graduated from college with a degree in Animal and Dairy Science. In 1991, she married Dr. McMillan and in 1993, at the birth of their first son, she resigned from her position as Head Tennis Pro at the Anniston Country Club to become a stay at home mom. With a second son born in 1995, their family quickly became involved in showing sheep and then cattle. Their older son graduated from Birmingham Southern College and works in Birmingham. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 2017, their younger son is employed in Atlanta.
Priscilla has been a part-time employee with PCAH for many years and also works on the family farm with their herd of Polled Hereford cattle. She loves ALL animals, but would have to admit that cats are her all-time favorites! Her family proudly owns 3 dogs (2 “rescues”) and 8 cats (all rescues) in addition to their farm animals.
Judy – Office Support Staff
Judy has been with the team since 1984. She looks forward to working with her coworkers and facing new challenges every day at the hospital. She shares her home with a domestic long-haired cat named Tom, and a domestic short-haired cat named Jerry. When she’s not bookkeeping or assisting clients and patients, Judy is busy improving her green thumb in her garden at home.