Our Veterinary Team
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!
Sarah Beth – Receptionist
Welcome to PCAH Sarah Beth!! Meet our newest receptionist, Sarah Beth, who joined the PCAH Family in October, 2018. Sarah Beth is a graduate of Talladega High School and Faulkner University. She has two fur babies of her own, “Lucy”, a Boston Terrier and “Bama”, a Chihuahua.
In addition to loving on fur babies at PCAH, Sarah Beth enjoys fishing and boating on Logan Martin Lake, hiking, spending time with Gmom (her precious grandmother) and shopping with “Bama” (who enjoys her shopping sprees from a stroller if the walking exceeds her liking). Sarah Beth also LOVES Alabama football!!
We are excited to have Sarah Beth as a part of our family!
Pam – Receptionist
Pell City Animal Hospital is excited to add Pam to our family! Pam LOVES greeting all of the fur babies and their parents in her role as a receptionist at PCAH. Her kindness and compassion for the well being of animals is contagious to all who have the pleasure of meeting her.
Fulfilling her desire to be near the lake, Pam moved to Cropwell from Northeast Birmingham five years ago and joined our staff in May, 2019. Pam’s son and his wife have blessed this grandmother with 3 grandchildren and she enjoys spending weekends with them! In addition to loving lake life, Pam also spends her spare time enjoying golf cart rides, traveling, reading, and browsing through libraries and used bookstores.
She and her husband share their camper home with their two Chihuahuas, brothers Pablo and Snoopy, and cats Sophie and Toto.
Welcome aboard Pam!
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 – 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.
Katie – Facilities Manager/Kennel Technician
Katie 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!
Lauren – Kennel Technician
Lauren started working for Pell City Animal Hospital as a kennel technician in August, 2018. In describing her job she said “I quickly fell in love with what I do!” Lauren has loved animals since she was a little girl and has always had a variety of pets!
Currently she has 4 dogs, 4 chickens, 1 rooster, 2 parakeets, 1 cat and 1 hedgehog! A graduate of Hope Christian , for the past 2 years, Lauren has been involved in rescuing animals. After 10 years, her family finally persuaded her to pursue a career working with animals.
When asked how she would describe her job Lauren replied, “Coming into work and seeing all the precious fur babies makes my day! I have an awesome team to work along side with to give each animal all the best care!”
We are excited to have Lauren as a part of the family at Pell City Animal Hospital!
Jayme – Groomer
Expanding her talents with animals, Jayme is the new Groomer at PCAH!!! Bringing several years of experience with her from prior grooming days, Jayme (and Animal Crackers Boarding & Grooming) are excited to continue to offer excellent grooming services to our community! Jayme has been a part of our PCAH family since 2015 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician so her smiling face and outgoing personality are familiar to our clients and their fur babies. In her spare time, Jayme is mom to three precious children and is a fabulous photographer (Harp Photography). Happy days with the shampoo, clippers and lots of beautiful fur babies Jayme!
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.
Cynthia – Office Manager
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.