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DR. Smith and his "Crew"...


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   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.


IMG_020_Ran.jpg   Dr. Randall "Randy" A. Smith grew up in Bridgeport, Alabama where his family has lived for generations. He graduated from Bridgeport High school in 1970 and went directly to Auburn University to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Smith graduated from Auburn with the class of 1977. Aware from a young age that the people of this area needed the services of a veterinarian, he came back to help the people with whom he grew up, in the part of the country he loved. Dr. Smith is the father of 3 daughters, Klancie, Hilarie, and Mollie, and now the grandfather to 9 grandchildren, 6 boys and 3 girls.
   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_cropped_and_polished.jpg 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.


           Dr. Michelle Shelton started working at NJAC in July of 2015. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor's degree in biochemistry and a minor in genetics. Dr. Shelton spent a year working in a veterinary clinic before attending ST. George's University where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. During her tenure at St. George's University she had opportunity to work with small animals, farm animals, leather back sea turtles, and even traveled to Asia to work with elephants. Dr. Shelton completed her final year of veterinary school at Auburn where she had a special interest in bovine medicine and cardiology.

    While Dr. Shelton has moved around most of her life she is excited to have a place to call home. Dr. Shelton hopes to build a farm and raise cattle, goats, and chickens with her new husband Levi and two dogs; Jackson and Sparrow. Dr. shelton likes to read, garden, and go hiking with "her boys."

     Dr. Shelton looks forward to meeting you. Congratulations to Michelle and Levi on their recent wedding.


Welcome Dr. Ken Sharp to our staff. Dr. Sharp is from Georgia and has recently married. Dr. Sharp and his new wife Kelsey have settled in Stevenson.

Congratulations to Ken and Kelsey on their recent wedding.


Andrew Kirk is a senior at North Jackson High School. Andrew's future plans are to attend Auburn and earn his degree in veterinary medicine. He enjoys working at the clinic and having the opportunity to do what he loves. He sees and does a lot of things that he would otherwise not have an opportunity. Andrew has 3 dogs, a horse, a cat, 2 chickens, goats, and his recent addition a mini pig. He lives at home with his parents, Mike and Lisa Kirk and his siblings; Paige, Colby and Matthew. He looks forward to seeing you at the clinic.


 Nicole loves animals and she enjoys spending her time treating each one as if it were her own. Nicole is married to David and they enjoy hunting and spending time together. Nicole is looking forward to meeting you.


    Leanna enjoys working at the clinic and has been married to Scott Mayes for fifteen years and they have two children, Ryan and Hannah. They have 2 cats, Spirit and Lucky and two dogs, Hanger and Tabby. In her spare time Leanna enjoys spending time with her family and watching Hannah and Ryan play sports. Leanna looks forward to meeting you. 


    Mollie has worked at the clinic over a period of 10 years. She began working here after school during her teenage years and has stuck with us. Mollie just graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a degree in biology. She is planning to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian in the near future. In her spare time, Mollie enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and pets. She is the proud mom of a cat named Stuey and a dog named Itchy.

Mollie has a passion for all animals and loves working to keep them healthy! She looks forward to meeting you and your furry friends!


     Allyson Placek is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. Allyson is still working on weekends, and breaks, and loves it as much as she ever did. Allyson started working at NJAC in February 2014 and has spent her whole life living around rescued animals. Allyson's Aunt and Uncle have saved hundreds of cats and dogs from having to live in the streets. It was no surprise to her family that her first word was "Dog." Allyson lives at home with her parents , their dog, and her two cats, Stella and Macy.

        Allyson has learned so many things that will help her in becoming a Nurse. Allyson has learned about contagious diseases and treatable conditions. There are so many things that go on behind the scenes in taking care of the animals entrusted to the staff. No one will ever see or appreciate many of them. Allyson loves it all, but her favorite part of working here is definitely all the love and support from her co-workers.


     Carli Smith started at the Clinic in January, 2014 during her senior year in high school, working part time. Carli worked full time over the summer and then moved to Birmingham, to UAB, to pursue a degree in nursing. Carli has recently been accepted into the RN program at UAB.  Carli continues to work at NJAC on the weekends and break.

      Carli did not grow up around animals, but since she began working at North Jackson Animal Clinic she has wanted to take every animal home with her. Carli has always been on the shy side, but working with people everyday has brought her out of her shell. She is gaining some basic nursing skills through the care of animals that will help her in her school work. Carli loves the staff here. They are some of her closest friends and her second family.


     Haley Coffman is presently attending Northeast Alabama Community College. Haley has lived her whole life in Stevenson and has grown up knowing the clinic and how special Randy and Kathy are to our community.    Her hobbies include fishing, hunting, and running. Haley enjoys working at the clinic and seeing so many familiar faces and some new ones as well.


 

  Maty Alred is attending  Northeast. Maty has known Kathy and Randy her entire life. Maty enjoys working with such a great group of people. In Maty's spare time she loves to fish, shop and go running. Maty loves her job and her work family. She hopes to see you soon!


    Lynette McCloud has lived most of her life in Bridgeport and previously substituted in the local school system. Lynette has been married to Darren McCloud for 31 years. They have four children, Kaitlin(23), Courtney(20), Micah(18) and his wife (Paige), and Sean(16). Animals have forever been a part of her life. Together they have three dogs, four cats, a cockatiel, a ferret, three sugar gliders, an angora rabbit, three mini donkeys, nine dairy goats, two peacocks, and about twenty 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. She is engaged to Trent Poe a former employee of NJAC. Kayleigh's free time is spent Barrel racing and at the barn with her animals. Kayleigh looks forward to meeting you.   


Meet Macadoo!!! He is our flying squirrel who lives at the clinic. Come by and see us and Check us out on Facebook.

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