Our Veterinary Team

Reception Staff

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!

Heather – Receptionist

Heather joined the PCAH family in August, 2018.  As a receptionist, Heather enjoys serving the clients and their pets!

Originally from Birmingham, Heather and her husband moved from Trussville to Logan Martin Lake in Lincoln 10 years ago.  They have a 8-year-old son who keeps them very busy with church, school and sports!  As far as their own fur baby, they have Gunner, a Weimaraner pup who just celebrated his 1st birthday!

Welcome aboard Heather!!!

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!


DJ – Licensed Veterinary Technician

staff-djDJ 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

staff-robinRobin 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

staff-jaymePell 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.

Kennel Staff

Krystal – Kennel Technician / Technician Assistant

staff-krystalKrystal 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 – Kennel Technician/Technician Assistant

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!

Katie – Kennel Technician

Katie is a senior at Pell City High School where she serves as the Secretary of the Future Farmers of America.  She joined the PCAH family in August of 2018 and works afternoons and week-ends as a kennel technician.  After graduation, Katie hopes to go to Jefferson State and study to become a licensed Veterinary Technician.

Born and raised in Pell City, Katie loves being the baby sister to two older sisters!  Katie has two dogs of her own, both rescues.  Annie is a hound mix and Winston is a lab mix.  When she isn’t in school or working at PCAH, Katie loves the outdoors and spends her spare time honing her archery skills, hiking, hunting and being on the water!  And Katie is an avid Alabama fan…ROLL TIDE!

Welcome to the PCAH family 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!

Grooming Staff

Tasha – Groomer

staff-tashaWe 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.

Office Staff

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

staff-judyJudy 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.

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.