DR. Smith and his "Crew"...
Below you will see our staff is comprised of a group of very special individuals who work as a team to care for the animals that loving owners bring to our clinic. This team strives to make your experience as productive and as pleasant as possible.The employees at North Jackson Animal Clinic are family oriented and pet loving people. All together they account for 9 children, 25 dogs-all shapes, breeds, and sizes, 39 cats, 12 horses, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and a chinchilla.
From doctors, college students, retired teachers, and technicians in training, all are animal lovers, team players, and dedicated health care providers. Many of them work in all areas of the clinic; one moment greeting clients behind the front desk and holding a horse the next. Explore our staff biographies to learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for the needs of your pets.
Dr. Smith loves the outdoors, is an avid gardener, and is involved in the American Chestnut Foundation. He is a member of the Bridgeport Church of Christ and does some mission work overseas. Dr. Smith has made his life's work to care for the people and animals of this area.
Kathy Smith's official title is office manager, but she is really just the boss's wife. Kathy met and married Randy while they were at Auburn and over the years she has carried many titles, and worn many hats, as they say.
Kathy grew up in Clinton, Mississippi, the daughter of a fire chief and a registered nurse. Kathy graduated from Clinton High School in 1971 and graduated from Auburn University in March, 1974 with a degree in Education. Kathy taught school from March 1974 until retiring in October 2004. Kathy retired planning to write a book or take "it" easy, but plans changed.
In February 2005, Kathy came to work at North Jackson Animal Clinic to spend her retirement helping Randy and the staff find ways to improve the services offered at North Jackson Animal Clinic. After leaving her job as an educator, she misses working with children, and she has had to learn how to handle all her new responsibilities, but Kathy finds great rewards helping others.
We would like to welcome Dr. Tina Hays to our staff. Tina is originally from Rosalie and was a graduate of Pisgah High School. Tina's undergraduate studies were at Auburn and she graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Tina completed an internship at Illinois Equine Hospital. Tina has lived and worked in South Central Alabama for several years. Tina is the mother of four children and has one grandchild. Tina has a miniature schnauzer who is a diabetic. She looks forward to meeting you.
Leanna enjoys working at the clinic and has been married to Scott Mayes for seventeen years and they have two children, Ryan and Hannah. They have 2 cats, Spirit and Lucky and four dogs, Hanger, Sassy, Bear and Baileigh. In her spare time Leanna enjoys spending time with her family and watching Hannah cheer and Ryan on his dirt bike or four wheeler. Leanna looks forward to meeting you.
Lynette McCloud has lived most of her life in Bridgeport and has previously substituted in the local school system. Lynette has been married to Darren McCloud for 33 years. They have four children, Kaitlin, Courtney and her husband (Kyle Summers) and son Easton Kyle, Micah and his wife (Paige) and daughter Adalynn, and Sean. Together they have five dogs, two cats, one ferret, four mini donkeys, six dairy goats, and about twelve chickens. Lynette loves spending her spare time just being with her family. Lynette looks forward to seeing many of her friends as well as some new faces at the clinic.
Kayleigh Shirey has applied to the Veterinary Tech Program at Jefferson State. Kayleigh is the daughter of Ben and Robin Shirey and has one brother, Jay. Kayleigh's free time is spent Barrel racing and at the barn with her animals. Kayleigh looks forward to meeting you.
Welcome Holly Jernigan to our staff. Holly is a graduate of Jefferson state Community college. Holly is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Holli is the mother of 2 boys and she lives in Stevenson. She hopes to see you soon.
Welcome Leah Talley to our staff. Leah is a student at Chattanooga State. She enjoys her job and looks forward to seeing you soon.
Welcome Chandler Summers to our staff. Chandler is a student at Northeast Alabama Community College. He loves to hunt and fish. He is the son of Charlie and Lori summers of Bridgeport and has a sister Lanie. Chandler looks forward to meeting you.
Welcome Cheynne danley to our staff. She is a graduating Senior at North Jackson High school. Cheynne looks forward to meeting you.
Welcome Machelle McCrary to our staff. Machelle is a former employee of the North Jackson Progress Newspaper which recently retired. She looks forward to meeting you.