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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. 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 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.
Andrew Kirk is a freshman at Northeast Alabama Community College. 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 three dogs, Hanger,Tabby and Sassy. 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.
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 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 famil and pets. She is the proud mom of a cat named Stuey and a dog named Itchy and Harvey.
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 her 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.
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 32 years. They have four children, Kaitlin(23), Courtney(21) her husband Kyle Summers, Micah(19) and his wife (Paige), and Sean(17). She is expecting her first grandchild in February 2018. Animals have forever been a part of her life. Together they have four dogs, five cats, a cockatiel, two ferrets, three sugar gliders, an angora rabbit, five 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. Kayleigh's free time is spent Barrel racing and at the barn with her animals. Kayleigh looks forward to meeting you.
Gracie is sixteen and a junior in high school. Gracie barrel races and spends time with her dog, Spur, in her spare time. Gracie's future plans are to become a horse chiropractor. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets.
Sara McTier is seventeen years old and was homeschooled for her last two years of school. Sara graduated in May of 2017 and is currently enrolled at Northeast Alabama Community College. Sara wants to pursue a degree as a large animal veterinarian. Upon finishing 2 years at NACC she plans to transfer to a vet school in Georgia or Texas. Her favorite activities include, spending time with her family and all of her animals. Sarah looks forward to meeting you and your pets.
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